Having previously enjoyed the use of the Beversbrook Sports Facility on an informal basis, the new agreement will run for up to three years.
Former Town goalkeeper, Fraser Digby, who led the project to find a new training facility for Swindon Town after the contract with PGL at Liddington expired, said: “The excellent playing surfaces available at Beversbrook are perfect for our club’s footballing ethos and will enable the coaching staff to continue their hard work of developing the playing staff.”
Chairman, Lee Power, added: “While the football club is sensitive to the fact Beversbrook falls outside of the Swindon borough, we are extremely thankful to Calne Town Council for their approach and co-operation in making this happen. The club remains absolutely committed and determined in securing a permanent training base within the borough. Now that the Beversbrook facility has been secured, Fraser will intensify his search for a permanent base with several potential options already under consideration. This process will be strongly focused on securing a permanent base that is suitable for the whole football club, as well as for community use.”
Calne Town Council said: “We are delighted that an amicable agreement has been reached with Swindon Town Football Club. It is great for Calne and we are well aware that there are many Swindon Town supporters living in Calne. It is another great accolade for Beversbrook Sport and Community Facility in that the only professional club in the county has chosen Beversbrook for training its first team.
“We look forward to working with Swindon Town Football Club over the next couple of years. The Town Council would like to thank the club for choosing Beversbrook and for the time they have already given to some of the young footballers using Beversbrook.”