Cash injection kickstarts Sprowston pavilion makeover

The Sprowston Sports Pavillion which will benefit from a £35,000 grant for refurbishment and to add

The Sprowston Sports Pavillion which will benefit from a £35,000 grant for refurbishment and to add changing rooms. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

A £140,000 project to revamp Sprowston Sports Pavilion has been given a kickstart.

Sprowston Town Council has been given a £70,000 grant from the Football Foundation, helping to fund the refurbishment of two changing rooms and the creation of more.

The investment will allow more than one match to go ahead at a time and is part of a £1.1m scheme from the Football Foundation to upgrade grassroots facilities across the East.

The Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund have invested cash to aid the transformation of areas in the region.

Unsafe goalposts in Horsford are being replaced after the Village Hall Management Committee was given £490 towards the £980 project.

Tracey Crouch, minister for sport, said: 'Improving grassroots football facilities is vital to help us get more people involved in the game and nurture our future football stars.'