Lygo leaves legacy in world-class Don­caster

The Football League Paper - - WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKLY -

DON­CASTER Rovers Belles will not be rest­ing on their lau­rels in WSL 1 next sea­son af­ter an­nounc­ing plans to build the first ded­i­cated elite women’s train­ing fa­cil­ity in the UK.

The com­plex will be based near Bawtry and fea­ture five grass or arti- fi­cial pitches and, as well as in­vest­ing in in­fra­struc­ture, the Belles will also of­fer a num­ber of first-team play­ers full-time con­tracts.

“We are build­ing a long-term legacy for women’s football in south York­shire at the high­est level.” said com­mer­cial di­rec­tor Carl Lygo.

“The fa­cil­ity will en­able the club to have its own stand­alone op­er­a­tion and they will never again have to face the threat of in­sol­vency.”

Lygo helped fund the new train­ing ground – which will also fea­ture a phys­io­ther­apy room, in­door pool, ice baths and a gym – with his wife Faye, the club’s chair lady.

He added: “I wanted to put some­thing back and help Don­caster be recog­nised around the world as a leader in women’s sport.”

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