Legends attend grand opening

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LEGENDS from Merseyside’s footballing glory days were guests of honour at the unveiling of St Helens Town’s new look junior training facility.

Former Everton legends Peter Reid and Neville Southall greats were joined by Kop heroes Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen as well as current Liverpool player Conor Coady for the grand re-opening.

The refurbishment was funded by a £50,000 from The Football Pools, who gave the club just 90 Days to complete the reconstruction work.

“We came to visit the club back in December when their 90 day adventure began so we have been keeping an eye on how the club’s makeover has been taking shape,” said Football Pools ambassador Hansen. “What they have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time is simply amazing and its credit to Steve Leather and the rest of the club that they now have a facility that the local community can be proud of.”

Since its formation in 2006, St Helens Town Junior Football Club started with three mini soccer teams which has now evolved to having over 300 members across over 20 junior teams.

St Helens is a club that is growing at such a rapid rate with regards to the amount of teams that take the field on the weekend and the objective for us was to create a facility that could properly accommodate for this,” said Mr Leather.