Premier League cash brings pavilion boost for Thorpe St Andrew footballers

Eddie Jack, chairman of the Thorpe St Andrew Football Club, right; Rita Bishop, front left, wife of

Eddie Jack, chairman of the Thorpe St Andrew Football Club, right; Rita Bishop, front left, wife of the late Ian Bishop, club president; and Michael Banham, front centre, chairman of Norfolk FA, at the opening of the club's new pavillion. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

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.


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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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