Wexford GAA County Board has secured immediate access to internal GAA infrastructural grants which, when combined with other non borrowed funding, will enable construction works on the Ferns Centre of Excellence to proceed with immediate effect.
Investment by Wexford GAA in the Centre will amount to approx 1.3 million euros over the coming 18 months and provide a minimum of 50 construction related jobs on the site.
The Centre of Excellence will include 6 full size training pitches, two of which will include full lighting systems to best international standards and be supported by ancillary gym, changing and dining facilities. Staged access to the facility will become available from 2014 for use by all County squads, including Ladies Football and Camogie.
Work will commence immediatly under the supervision of the Development Committee Chairman Ger Carty.
This investment underscores the commitment of the GAA to the development of underage sport within Wexford and will, for many decades to come, underpin our role as the primary sporting organistion in the County.