Lygo leaves legacy in world-class Doncaster
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.”