CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence

The CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence (Welsh: Canolfan Rhagoriaeth Chwaraeon Brwrdeistaf Sirol Caerffili) was opened in May 2014. The CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, Wales, is a sports facility located in and run by Caerphilly County Borough Council, South Wales. The Centre's facilities include a FIFA 2 star 3G Football Pitch, an IRB 22 ratified 3G Rugby Pitch, 2 conference rooms, a strength and conditioning room, medical & first aid rooms, a community room, 2 grandstands; 1 on each pitch and 2 balconies overlooking both pitches for performance analysis purposes.[1]

Centre for Sporting Excellence
CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence Main Building front entrance.jpg
Main Building front entrance
LocationCaerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly CF82 7EP, Wales
OwnerCaerphilly County Borough Council
Capacity1000 (500 x 2 grandstands)
Opened21 May 2014
BuilderHeron Bros Ltd
Tenants
Cardiff City Ladies
CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence Night 2
Centre for Sporting Excellence reception area

Both grandstands have seating for 500 spectators. The office space on the 1st floor hosts the Newport Gwent Dragons coaching & management staff and some regional Welsh Rugby Union staff are also based at the centre.[2]

The Newport Gwent Dragons use the facility as a training base, along with local educational establishment Coleg y Cymoedd.[3]

The Centre was opened with the help and support of the Welsh Rugby Union, Welsh Football Trust, Sport Wales & Welsh Government funding. The principal contractor who built the site was Heron Bros Ltd of Northern Ireland. [4][5][6]

FacilitiesEdit

  • FIFA 2 star 3G football pitch with grandstand (500 seats)
     
    CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence Football Pitch
  • IRB 3G Rugby pitch with grandstand (500 seats)
     
    CCB Centre for Sporting Excellence Rugby Pitch
  • Strength and conditioning room
     
    Centre for Sporting Excellence Strength & Conditioning room
  • "Aaron Ramsey" conference suite
  • "Ryan Jones" conference suite
  • Community meeting room
  • Rugby and football changing rooms with officials changing facilities
  • Newport Gwent Dragons/Welsh Rugby Union staff offices
  • Parking for around 75 cars

Past and present usersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Centre for sport excellence named". South Wales Argus.
  2. ^ "Centre for Sporting Excellence opens in Ystrad Mynach". Caerphilly Observer.
  3. ^ "News Article - Newport Gwent Dragons". Archived from the original on 2014-11-08. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  4. ^ "ESTO - Centre for Sporting Excellence".
  5. ^ "Sport Stars Give Seal of Approval to Centre for Sporting Excellence".
  6. ^ "Centre for sport excellence named". South Wales Argus.

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Coordinates: 51°38′05″N 3°14′12″W / 51.6347°N 3.2366°W / 51.6347; -3.2366