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North Walsham Town given two months to improve facilities - or face relegation

08:35 03 May 2012

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North Walsham Town FC's ground at Greens Road. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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One of north Norfolk’s top football teams has less than two months to raise thousands of pounds and upgrade its facilities – or face being forcibly relegated.

North Walsham Town FC has been given until June 25 to pay for and build an extension to its away dressing rooms at Greens Road, after failing to meet a previous deadline set by league officials.

And if the club fails, the Angels will be demoted to division one of the Anglian Combination – just a few days after their premier division position was safeguarded with one match to go.

Now officials have appealed to the community and local businesses to dig deep to help it raise the money - half of which is expected to be covered by the Football Foundation if the other half can be found by the club.

The crisis has come about because the Football Association has rules about facilities at different levels of the football pyramid.

A year ago, Anglian Combination premier division clubs were given 12 months to comply with the rules for “step seven” of the pyramid - the level at which the league operates. They include minimum sizes and standards for showers, toilets and dressing rooms.

At an Anglian Combination extraordinary general meeting on Monday evening, it was reported that every club except North Walsham Town had complied by the initial deadline of March 31.

The situation meant the Angels faced immediate relegation to division one. But, after an 11th-hour plea by club officials, representatives from the other clubs agreed to give the

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  • I hope a benefactor or benefactors come forward. I would if I could, but sadly, I can`t. Good Luck NWTFC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, May 4, 2012

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