All of this season’s Football League Youth Alliance North West Conference home fixtures will be played at Chorley’s Victory Park.
The launch of the new Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) last season meant all clubs playing in affiliated competitions must meet certain criteria in terms of ground requirements.
Once those requirements were assessed, it was decided that the Springfields did not meet the criteria for hosting competitive matches and a new venue had to be sought.
After consultation with Chorley Football Club an agreement was reached that all home U18 Academy games would be played at Victory Park, with the majority kicking-off at 10.30am on Saturday (full fixture details here).
Entry at Academy home games will remain free of charge, with directions for those who are unaware of how to get to Victory Park are as follows: The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium is situated just to the south of the town centre and is easily accessible by public transport.
If you are heading to the ground using sat nav, type in PR7 3DU.
From M6, junction 27 (Standish): Leave motorway, and head toward Wrightington. Take first turning right (next to garage) into Mossy Lee Road.
Turn right into Boundary Lane (going over motorway bridge). Carry on along here (road changes to Pepper Lane) to end and turn left onto Preston Road (A49) and head toward Coppull.
Follow signs for Chorley onto Spendmore Lane at first roundabout. Drive along here following signs for Chorley. Once in Chorley, Spendmore Lane becomes Moor Road and then Pall Mall following traffic lights.
Just after the Plough Inn, turn right into Duke Street, then third right (after school) into Ashby Street. Ground is on the right.
From M61, junction 8 (Mormon Temple): Leave motorway and follow signs toward Chorley town centre along A6. At the two roundabouts by B&Q, head across the first then the right exit at the immediate next.
Go straight across the next six roundabouts until you pass between Morrison's and the Ford garage. You will then arrive at the final roundabout in front of the old Plaza cinema.
Take the third exit, then immediate first left into Duke Street. Then take the second left into Ashby Street. Ground is on the right.