Brentford Football Club’s new training facility, set to open in the coming weeks, is to be named after former Technical Director Robert Rowan.
The Robert Rowan Performance Centre – which is likely to be in place for up to the next five years, enabling the Club to continue to develop its plans for a new permanent performance centre – is set to be ready for use by the end of November.
It will be officially named after Robert as part of the Club’s tributes to his memory and formally opened by his family in an official ceremony later this year.
The application for the performance centre was initially granted permission on 30 June by Hounslow Council and was subsequently approved by the Mayor of London, with works now nearing completion.
This temporary facility will be in place for up to five years and has been developed on the opposite side of the site of the Club’s current training facilities at 100 Jersey Road, Osterley.
The new training facility, whilst temporary, will be of a much higher standard and represent a significant improvement, enabling the Club to continue to develop its plans for a state-of-the-art new permanent performance centre in the future.
Both the temporary facility and eventually the permanent performance centre will carry Robert’s name.
Chris Rowan, Robert’s father said:“I sit and watch all of Brentford’s games on TV with a picture of Robert beside me, both of us cheering them on. To hear that their new performance centre will carry Robert’s name fills me and all of our family with so much pride.”