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Stars turn out on fan-tastic day for sport in north Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 09:40 02 May 2016 | UPDATED: 09:52 02 May 2016

England and British Lions rugby stars Ben and Tome Youngs open the newly completed extension to Holt Rugby Club. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

England and British Lions rugby stars Ben and Tome Youngs open the newly completed extension to Holt Rugby Club. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Archant Norfolk 2016

England rugby stars Ben and Tom Youngs officially opened new and improved sports facilities in Holt and Aylsham.

England rugby stars Ben and Tom Youngs officially opened new and improved sports facilities in Holt and Aylsham.

They were joined by Scotland and Norwich City footballer Russell Martin, and former Canaries and Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington at the official opening of Youngs Park on Sunday.

Their family gifted the land for the multi-million pound development, which carries their name and is now the new permanent home of Aylsham Football Club and its 20 teams which were previously dispersed throughout the town.

Ian Potter, chairman of Aylsham Football Club, said: “This new facility has been created with football at its core and will inspire the next generation.”

Earlier in the day, the England rugby stars officially opened a new £500,000 extension to the clubhouse at Holt Rugby Club, up the road in north Norfolk - where they kicked off their careers.

Holt Rugby Club president Paul Williams said: “With the number of people here today it really shows that the club is a social centre as well as a sports centre.”

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