National Forest Maize Maze 2013 – 150 Years of the Football Association
In 2013 we teamed up with The FA and St. George’s Park to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association. The Farm is only two miles from the new state of the art National Football Centre so we celebrated not only the past but also the future of football.
The stunning design featured a huge 3 lions logo marked out in the 3 miles of pathways bridges and viewing towers. As visitors navigated the maze, they took on the football quiz trail. Hidden around the maze were 10 skills needed to become a great footballer. Letters from the skills made up the answer to the prize draw question.
There was also a mini maze in the shape a football for families with younger children, those less able or those who simply fancied a sedate stroll.
The National Football Centre at St. George’s Park possesses world class training facilities, including the first proper home for 24 England teams. St. George’s Park is a long term venture, designed to benefit English Football for decades to come, by providing the very best in top class coaching and other educational courses, as well becoming a major centre of excellence in sports medicine and high performance sports science.
St. George’s Park sits in 330 acres of the English National Forest near Burton upon Trent and its state of the art facilities include a replica Wembley pitch, an Indoor 3G pitch, 12 further outdoor pitches, a multi-purpose sports hall, elite changing rooms, sports medicine, hydrotherapy and science facilities, and the Hilton and Hampton hotel, comprising a total of 228 bedrooms. Anyone can visit St. George’s Park. To take a tour or book a training session, go to www.thefa.com/stgeorgespark.