As a keen groundhopper, working in the beautiful game means that every year I get to kill two birds with one stone, when I visit new grounds.
They may be international stadiums or club training grounds, and last year I added one of the latter to the list, with a visit to Shrewsbury Town’s Sundorne Castle.
My reason for being there was a behind-closed-doors friendly, between the home side and The New Saints FC. It was played in fifteen-minute segments, so very different to a normal game.
The FA Wales don’t allow results from matches of this nature (not open to the public) to be published, so as an employee of the game in Wales, I always respect that even when writing on a personal level.
I enjoyed my visit to the training ground very much and produced the video that you can watch below.