Andy Gray to head up St George’s Park

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Andy Gray has been appointed head of grounds and estates for St George's Park, the home of 27 England teams and FA Education.

Andy agreed to join The FA in May from Southampton FC, where he had responsibility for St Mary's Stadium and the Staplewood training campus. Having seen out the delayed 2019-20 season with the Premier League club, he will now start at St George's Park in September.

Built in 2012, the site features 13 outdoor pitches, and an indoor 3G and Futsal arena, providing world-class facilities for England teams ahead of international fixtures.

Andy had spent 22 years at Southampton but said he could not turn down the opportunity to work at St George's Park. He said: "I am very excited and looking forward to it. If you work in football, whatever your role, working for the national team is the pinnacle. I have loved every day of working for Southampton and always knew it would take something big to make me leave. Wembley is the elite when it comes to stadia and St George's Park is the same when it comes to training grounds."

"I know there is a good, strong team already in place and I am looking forward to working closely with them. It will be great to build new working relationships, not just in the grounds department but also with everyone involved in making the site the impressive place that it has become."

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