Write a new chapter
These plans represent the next chapter in our remarkable story – in our city’s remarkable story.
For ten years, we have coached, mentored, educated and provided opportunities. This – our new home – will help us to do even more. It will connect a community, becoming a vibrant place to be, for thousands of young people and their families, just a goal-kick from St. James’ Park.
It will be a state-of-the-art hub for sports, education and wellbeing, with programmes delivered by our award-winning team. Football will be at its beating heart.
“With your help we could really start changing lives for the better, for generations to come”
Shola Ameobi | NEWCASTLE UNITED FOUNDATION PATRON
Our new centre will sit on the site of Murray House Recreational Centre just to the west of Newcastle city centre. The site was originally used to provide training opportunities for men and boys as shipbuilding declined in the1930s and was rebuilt in the 1970s to once again serve a struggling community. Sadly, many local people face similar challenges today. 50% of children in the Westgate area currently live in poverty. 67% of people are inactive. 22.6% of its young people are unemployed. Instances of anti-social behaviour are high. So much demand for help is not being met.
Accessible and inclusive, its three floors will be modular. Street level will be a buzzing hive of physical activity, combining adaptable recreation and event space with two four-court multi-purpose sports hall, a smart fitness suite and spacious, accessible changing areas. A healthy body will meet a healthy mind on the first floor, where there will be four innovative classrooms, a high-tech digital hub and meeting rooms. To top it all off, the second floor will house a rooftop 4G football pitch for small-sided games, where you will see the glare of the St. James’ Park floodlights and hear the famous Gallowgate roar. Breathtaking.
Your support is vital: Making history is not just about what you did yesterday. It is about doing something today that will shape tomorrow.
By pledging your financial support now, you will join this project at a crucial early stage and will enjoy a long-term involvement – both in the construction of this historic new venue and as part of its community outreach thereafter.
In return for investing in the community, you will join a small and exclusive group of people and organisations that will enjoy a lifetime’s association with Newcastle United and Newcastle United Foundation.
How you can support us
- A range of room and programme naming opportunities for individual and corporate donors.
- Prestigious multi-year partnerships.
- Bespoke sponsorship packages, and annual affiliation programmes.