New Rushden sports pavilion to be named after Jim Osborne

The new changing rooms will open this Saturday
The new changing rooms will open this Saturday
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Jubilee Park in Rushden will be able to acomodate more football and rugby matches when new changing rooms are officially opened this weekend.

The changing rooms will be opened at 11am on Saturday, September 12, by town mayor Kaye Rawlins.

Jim Osborne

Jim Osborne

The £120,000 project, funded by Sport England, East Northants Council and Rushden Council, has also seen improvements made to parking facilities at the site.

The building will be named the Jim Osborne Pavilion after the High Street toy and sports shop owner who helped sport in the town.

He died earlier this summer and had run the shop since 1955.

His family will be unveiling a memorial plaque, before a football match kicks off between Sport England Under-16s and the builders who built the building.

Town clerk Vivienne Prodger said: “The new pavilion will provide excellent changing facilities and allow us to host league football matches as they now comply with Sport England guidelines.”

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