Pitches fit for Premier League Play – Newcastle United train at Queen Ethelburga’s

25th Aug 2020

We’re thrilled to learn that Premier League team Newcastle United will be utilising facilities at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, which encompasses pitches built by S&C Slatter, to prepare for the 2020/21 season.

The announcement came last week, with The Magpies confirming that they’ll be relocating to the prestigious independent school near York for a week-long training camp.

The facilities will also host the club’s first pre-season friendly of the summer against Crewe Alexandra, with kick-off set for 2pm today, Tuesday August 25th.

From Independent School to Newcastle United Training Camp

The Queen Ethelburga’s Sports Village boasts state of the art facilities and equipment, with S&C Slatter constructing five new artificial turf pitches and a workout area as part of an overall £30m redevelopment project.

Installing nearly 38000m2 of artificial turf, manufactured by our partners FieldTurf, we delivered full-sizes pitches for football, rugby and hockey, certified to FIFA Quality Pro, World Rugby Regulation 22 and FIH Global quality respectively.

You can find out more about our work at the stunning facility in our case study.


Speaking in an article for Newcastle United’s Website, Amy Martin, Queen Ethelburga’s CEO said:

“We are fortunate to have some world class facilities on our site and a team of staff who will do all they can to help ensure a successful start to pre-season training for the club. We would like to wish Steve Bruce, his staff and players all the very best for the season ahead.”


We know that Queen Ethelburga’s will prove to be a fantastic location for the Newcastle United training camp – we hope that both teams are able to put our pitches to the test and wish them the best of luck in their pre-season friendly!

About Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

Queen Ethelburga’s is an Independent day and boarding school, comprising of four schools and a kindergarten all rated to ‘Excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). Find out more on the school’s website.


About Newcastle United

Formed in 1892, Newcastle United have been a permanent fixture in English football for over 125 years. Playing at St. James’ Park since their very early days, The Magpies play in the Premier League, finishing 13thin the 2019/20 season.

Find out more on the club’s website.

Pitch Perfect

S&C Slatter are a leading sports contractor to both Independent Schools and Elite Sports teams, proudly working with clients such as Eton College, Queen’s Park Rangers, Everton FC and Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

We’re committed to providing first-class pitches for top performance, maximum use and longevity.

With in-house expertise across design, planning, construction and maintenance, get in touch now to discuss your needs.

Call 01635 34521 or email info@sandcslatter.com