Football clubs using the four star hotel, golf resort and spa as their training base have included the England Under 20s squad, the Greek Atromitos FC, the Romanian Otelul Galati FC, the Italian Geona CFC and the Spanish Real Betis FC. .
During their training camp Otelul Galati played on the onsite FA sized football pitch for a friendly match against Livingston FC which was streamed live for Romanian television and the England under 20s prepared for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup tournament in Turkey.
Most recently Genoa CFC have used the hotel facilities including the gym to prepare for the match against West Bromwich Albion which they won 1-0.
Hamish Ferguson, general manager of Carden Park says “It has been a privilege to welcome teams from all over the world for their Summer training. The onsite football pitch, swimming pool and gym here at Carden Park make it ideal for football teams to train, plus our Cheshire location also makes it easy for games to be arranged with English and Scottish teams.”
Carden Park also has the benefit of 196 bedrooms and can offer exclusive use of one hotel floor to the football teams for additional privacy.
James Marshall from The Football Association comments “We chose Carden Park Hotel for the England Under 20s training location as it offers all the facilities we need in one location. The football pitch is a full FA sized pitch and well maintained making it ideal for training. The team and coaching staff were also able to use the onsite swimming pool and gym for additional training requirements with these facilities being of a high standard.”
“The Carden Park team understood our requirements and helped with any additional needs we had during our stay instantly.”