Premier League cash brings pavilion boost for Thorpe St Andrew footballers
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A football club has replaced its dilapidated changing rooms with a purpose-built pavilion - thanks to grants of nearly £100,000.
Anglian Combination side St Andrews FC opened the new pavilion at Thorpe Recreation Ground, in Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, at the weekend.
The project was made possible thanks to a £76,053 grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, delivered by the Football Foundation.
The Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund – the sister organisation of the Football Foundation – also invested £19,463.
The scheme has also been supported by Broadland District Council and the Norfolk FA.
The pavilion, which includes team and officials' changing rooms, clubhouse amenities, a kitchen and toilets, was officially opened by Rita Bishop, whose late husband Ian was a president of the club.
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