Nostalgia: Pitching in for new Fir Park facility

Young Motherwell players celebrate the opening of new tsaining pitches at Fir Park in April 1999
Young Motherwell players celebrate the opening of new tsaining pitches at Fir Park in April 1999

Some of Motherwell’s younger players celebrate the official opening of new artificial training pitches at Fir Park in April 1999.

The facility was made possible thanks to £260,000 in grants - £160,000 from the Lottery Sports Fund and a further £100,000 from the Football Trust.

Pictured with the players at the opening of the pitches, to also be used by the Davie Cooper Soccer Academy and local schools, are Tom Wharton (left) of the Football Trust and Lottery Sports Council’s Mark Cowan.

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