A refurbished cricket pavilion was unveiled after a £35,500 grant allowed them to upgrade.

Old Owens Association and Sports Club officially unveiled their refurbished changing pavilion in Potters Bar after receiving a grant of £35,500 from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, delivered by the Football Foundation.

The pavilion is used by Old Owens FC, which currently has five teams including a Veterans team, as well as Potters Bar United FC, Tansley FC, Wingate Finchley FC, Northaw FC, Oakwood Town FC and local schools.

It is also home to Herts County cricket age groups and the association's own two cricket teams.

The association hopes the improved facility users will be able to retain their players and attract new ones.

Ian Breeze, Old Owens FC first team manager, said: "We are very grateful to the AFA and the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund for supporting this refurbishment project.

"It demonstrates fantastic support for grassroots sport, and these improvements will provide a pleasant changing environment that promotes enjoyment of sport and encourages healthy lifetime activities.

"The improved facilities will be utilised by all age groups of participants irrespective of race, ability or gender."

Founded in 2000, the Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK funded by the Premier League, The FA and the government via Sport England, and seeks to develop sports facilities across the UK.