Welcome to Dragon Park the exciting new home for Welsh football where future generations of talented players and top coaches will be developed and inspired to support Wales achieving greater success on the international stage.
This fantastic facility will offer world-class training, playing and education facilities as well as a headquarters for the Welsh Football Trust. With a fibre sand premium grade grass pitch, treatment rooms, plunge pool and numerous meeting rooms Dragon Park will be the new home for Welsh Football. It will help to communicate our vision for the future development of football in Wales and drive further success for all eight international teams.
The key aim of the Centre is to improve the standard of football at all levels across Wales. It will host a broad range of training courses including UEFA Licence courses. This will further enhance coaching standards, vital to the development and success of football in Wales.
The facility will also be a destination of choice for many others, where people develop new skills, leadership and team work within a high performance environment.
Jonathan Ford, Chief Executive, FA Wales
The new development centre in Newport is one of the most important advances in the history of Welsh football.
The best footballing countries like France and Spain have their own centres for development and have enjoyed huge international success.
As a country we have seen some great players emerge from Wales and now we have the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen. With this first class facility we will see more top quality players come through the system. We had nothing like this in my day so this is a massive boost.
Chris Coleman, National Team Manager.
Close to the M4 motorway and with very good public transport links, Dragon Park is ideally situated for organisations in South Wales and the West of England.
With a wide range of local hotels to choose from, accommodation does not pose a problem.
From M4 motorway, Junction 24 (the Coldra). At the roundabout take 4th exit (from Cardiff and West) or take 1st exit (from London and East) sign posted A48 Newport City Centre and Newport International Sports Village (NISV).
Continue along the dual carriageway for about 2 miles passing Tesco’s and Citroen garage on left hand side. (Follow brown tourist Sports Council signs for the NISV)
Turn left at Carcraft and take next left into Newport International Sports Village