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Soccer stars help Frome football club celebrate £50,000 renovation

FOOTBALLINGlegends Paul Walsh and Nigel Winterburn helped Frome Town Football Club mark the completion of the 90 day challenge this week.

The club was given just 90 days to use a grant of £50,000 from The Football Pools to renovate their ground.

The former England internationals joined in the celebrations at the ground on Monday and took part in a question and answer session.

Two junior matches took place during the afternoon. Selwood Academy and Oakfield Academy competed for the Laurie Edwards Memorial Trophy and Frome Town U16 took on Westbury in a bid for the league title.

Gaming company The Football Pools ran a national competition in November to find two UK football clubs deserving of winning a 90-day makeover costing up to £50,000.

Frome Town AFC were joined by St Helen’s Town Junior Football Club in Merseyside as the two winning clubs with both given just 90 days to complete the reconstruction of their clubs.

Frome Town is also celebrating survival in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier League. Despite a narrow defeat on Saturday to Arlesey, a draw for Bedworth United meant Frome retain their place for the third year running.