U's given deadline to update indoor facilities

Confident - U's chairman Robbie Cowling is determined to meet the requirements set by the Football League in order for the U's to meet Category Two status.

Confident - U's chairman Robbie Cowling is determined to meet the requirements set by the Football League in order for the U's to meet Category Two status.

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Colchester United have been given until the end of the calendar year to upgrade their indoor facilities in order to meet Category Two guidelines.

The U’s were told last week their indoor facility at Warrior’s Rest in Tiptree does not currently meet all of the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) criteria.

They have been told that they need to improve the surface at the venue by December 31, in order to comply with the guidelines.

U’s chairman Robbie Cowling told the Daily Gazette: “We’re confident that we’ll be able to do it and we’re very determined."

Securing Category Two status is a "massive step forward for Colchester United" - see Friday's Daily Gazette for more and all of the latest U's news.

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8:09am Tue 24 Jun 14

Shrubendlad says...

Bearing in mind that Colchester taxpayers pay £100,000 interest pa on the Cuckoo debt-What chance of buying the freehold at discount over the next couple of years?
A lot of money has been spent on the pitch , car parking and other aspects of the site. Potentially the Club plus Ground is the best option-with Florence park joining Tiptrees residential assets.
Bearing in mind that Colchester taxpayers pay £100,000 interest pa on the Cuckoo debt-What chance of buying the freehold at discount over the next couple of years? A lot of money has been spent on the pitch , car parking and other aspects of the site. Potentially the Club plus Ground is the best option-with Florence park joining Tiptrees residential assets. Shrubendlad
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