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Bristol City Women get home at new training centre

Bristol City Women will have a new home venue for the 2021/22 FA Championship season at the newly opened Robins High Performance Centre (Robins HPC).

The Robins will play their home fixtures for the upcoming Championship campaign at the state-of-the-art facility.

The development has been more than six years in the making, from concept through to its completion. It was built in 13 months from breaking ground.

The Robins HPC includes a floodlit show-pitch, capable of hosting the club’s Under-18 and Under-23 matches, two other full-size pitches and two further training areas.

The building itself encompasses a gym, hydrotherapy pool, changing rooms, medical and rehabilitation facilities, a tactics room and office space, as well as education and welfare facilities for City’s young players.

The multi-million-pound project sees City move just a long throw-in away from their previous facilities at Failand.

Located just a couple of miles from Ashton Gate Stadium the Robins HPC will also be the women’s home with Ashton Gate supporting a number of key women’s games during the 21/22 campaign.

City Women will also train at the Robins HPC on select days throughout the week, whilst also continuing their long-standing partnership with SGS College and utilising the on-site facilities formally occupied by the Academy.

Bristol City Chairman Jon Lansdown said:

As we embark on a rebuilding phase for Bristol City Women in the Championship it’s important that we begin the integration of the women’s programme into our world-class facility at the High Performance Centre.

The 2021/22 season will see City Women have a Bristol-based home venue for their fixtures, which is vital as we look to reconnect with our fanbase after 18 months of playing behind closed doors.

Having the men’s, women’s and Academy programmes under one roof is our vision for the club and this is the first step towards sharing best practice from a coaching, medical and athletic performance standpoint.

The Robins announcement coincides with Bristol Bears Women announcing that they will be relocating to the Bears High Performance Centre from July onwards.