Norfolk football club hopes to avoid demotion by improving changing rooms

A football club is applying for permission to improve its changing facilities to avoid being demoted from the league they currently play in.

St Andrew's Football Club has submitted a planning application to Broadland District Council to make alterations and extensions to its facilities in Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew.

In the application, club secretary Chris Aldrich explained the club needed to make the changes because of a review of Step 7 Leagues by the Football Association.

That review applies to the Anglian Combination Football League Premier Division, made up of 14 Norfolk teams and two from Suffolk, and those who do not comply with changes demanded will be demoted.

Mr Aldrich said: 'The review includes dressing room facilities and it laid down standards in respect of size, shower and toilet areas, as well as a requirement for the provision of changing accommodation for mixed gender officials.

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'The clubhouse needs to be extended to allow these improvements to be made, as there is insufficient space within the existing building footprint to cater for the revised requirements.'

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