Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sport Pavilion Plan Backed

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sport Pavilion Plan Backed

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SCORES of young footballers are to get a new sports pavilion after council chiefs backed plans for the scheme.

The pounds 1.5m facility will be built at the Foxhunters Playing Fields, in Whitley Bay - the largest playing area in North Tyneside.

At the moment the site does not have proper changing accommodation and players are having to use metal cabins for shelter.

But the venue will be transformed under the new scheme, which was unanimously approved by councillors at a meeting last week.

The pavilion will include six changing rooms, a large community section, changing space for officials, a first aid room, kitchen, office, meeting areas, toilets and storage room.

Whitley Bay Football Club, a partner in the project, is to lease the new building on a long-term basis.

The facilities will be used by its 23 junior teams, its senior ladies team and senior reserve players, as well as other community and youth groups.

Paul McIlduff, chairman of Whitley Bay FC, said the club was delighted the plans were given the green light. …

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