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TNS players training at Foxen Manor, Four Crosses
TNS have been forced to quit their Four Crosses training ground after a disagreement with the local sports and recreation association.
Saints have only used Foxen Manor, the home of Four Crosses FC, since relocating from Runcorn at the start of pre-season.
But disagreements between club officials and community councillors over training times have led to the club being asked to relocate.
Manager Ken McKenna says:
"There was an agreement with the club to use the facility till 12 noon but I wasn’t aware of that.
"We need to train all day but they didn’t want us to train there in the afternoon.
"That’s no good for us. We go for lunch at 12noon and we go back to train at 1pm."
McKenna added that local people didn't want the players training there anyway: "They wanted to walk their dogs and have some peace and quiet," he added.
Llandysilio Community Council manages the land but the Four Crosses Sports and Recreation Association was formed as a sub-committee to manage and look after the sports field.
An association spokesman said: "It was amicably agreed they would not come here anymore. We discussed it amongst us and a decision was made. It wasn’t working so we decided to call it a day."
TNS general manager Ian Williams said: "We came to an agreement with the association that we would relocate training because the facility is not for our exclusive use, it’s used by the community.
"They were good enough to offer us the facility during the summer in preparation for our UEFA games in July and for the start of the season, but the club is looking to secure a training ground for permanent use in the local community. We are looking at one or two options."
Saints are currently training in Morda.
26 August 2021
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