Official Opening of New £500,000+ Sporting Facility
05 November 2015
A brand new complex has been officially opened in the town on the old Wensleydale Middle School grounds, belonging to Blyth Spartans Juniors. The pavilion and playing fields have been created through a supported grant from the Northumberland FA, the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund. It came to a total of £538,535.00 with £440,561.00 coming from the County Council.
“Blyth Spartans are synonymous with the Town’s heritage and we hope this investment will help encourage more young people to take up football and go on to wear the senior team’s legendary green and white colours” Val Tyler – Councillor
Paul Thorogood – Chief Executive of the Football Foundation
“I am delighted that a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund has enabled Northumberland County Council to develop a new changing pavilion and grass pitches in Blyth. This development will provide a real boost to sport in the local area.”
“This latest project in Blyth is the latest addition to the inventory of modern community sports sites we are developing that cater for the needs of local people who want to play sport purely for the love if it and to stay healthy.”