THE Bluebirds have announced a new deal which will see training take place 100 miles away from their home town.

Barrow AFC has announced a multi-year agreement with De La Salle Sports & Social Club in Salford for the use and development of the facility as its training base going forward, commencing this pre-season in late June.

It says that the site offers an excellent existing base for its First Team training and there are exciting plans to enhance the facilities going forward to develop it into a long-term training home. These will be confirmed and announced over the next twelve months.

Sporting Director, Iain Wood, said: “This is real progress for our Club.”

“I understand that last year was difficult, but this provides us with an immediate solid foundation to begin pre-season in a great location.

“We can put down our roots straight away here and get the stability we need as a Club and we are pleased to be moving into a partnership with such a progressive organisation.

“The planned future enhancements will only make it a more attractive facility and shows our determination to develop the Club’s infrastructure appropriately going forward.”

Greig Aspinall, Secretary of De La Salle FC added: “De La Salle are really pleased and excited about our new partnership.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Barrow AFC to our Club, in what is hopefully the start of a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

“It has been down to the hard work over the years of our volunteers, who have ensured hundreds of children and adults play football in a safe environment week in week out.

“This partnership, attracting a professional level club like Barrow AFC, shows the standards we have set, and this will boost the quality of our pitches and facilities even further with the additional investment.”