PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS 35 GROUND OUT ON THE Foundation President Lord Pendry joined Newcastle United great Bobby Moncur and local MP Chi Onwurah to unveil St John’s Primary School’s new changing rooms. Moncur, who scored a hat trick from defence in the Toon’s famous 1969 UEFA Fairs Cup victory, helped open the Newcastle school’s facility which replaces a temporary builder’s cabin. The enhanced facility is projected to help raise sports participation by 162% at the site. The changing rooms will also be used by local grassroots clubs and house local charity Hat Trick and the Newcastle United FC Foundation, both of whom will deliver post- curriculum programmes for the school. MAGPIES GREAT Moncur unveils school facility The former Wycombe Wanderers FC and Northern Ireland manager – and scorer of the goal that won Wimbledon FC the 1988 FA Cup – said, “What a first-class facility this all-weather pitch is. It is so important that these types of quality grassroots FA CUP WINNER UNVEILS COLLEGE’S BRAND NEW PITCH £451,000 Grant: Lawrie Sanchez officially opened Amersham & Wycombe College’s new artificial grass pitch recently. facilities are developed for local communities.” In addition to extensive use by BTEC, higher education and apprenticeship students, it will form a hub site for Berks & Bucks FA to deliver their Girls Development Centre and a number of coach education and refereeing courses. Partner clubs Flackwell Health Minors FC and Wycombe Saints FC will also use the pitch throughout the season, with female participation expected to rise by 96%. Former Chelsea FC and Leeds United star, Michael Duberry, went back to his former school, Enfield Grammar, to open its new all-weather pitch and changing pavilion. The new facilities will help increase overall sports participation by 58% at the site, and create four new women’s football teams. In addition to the school’s 1,100 students, they will also be home to a number of local grassroots sides, including Broomfield Youth FC and Enfield Old Grammarians FC. £499,286 Grant: DUBERRY GOES OLD SKOOL £243,766 Grant: onsıde| ISSUE 39