FA chairman Greg Dyke reveals Wisbech connections during meeting about improving Fenland’s football pitches

Greg Dyke. Picture: James Bass

Greg Dyke. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

MP Steve Barclay has met with FA chairman Greg Dyke to discuss improving football pitches in Fenland.

The FA has launched a £230million project to install state of the art 4G artificial pitches across the country. Mr Barclay hopes Fenland will see the benefits of the scheme.

During the meeting, FA chairman Greg Dyke revealed he used to work on Wisbech market.

Mr Barclay said: “It was a really interesting meeting with Greg especially as it transpires he knows this area well as he used to work on Wisbech market with his aunt during the summer holidays.

“I told him it’s great that he has announced such a fantastic pilot scheme for cities like Birmingham and Liverpool, but I urged him not to forget about rural areas and suggested he look at a similar pilot scheme for Fenland.

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“Cities tend to receive more money for facilities simply because of their size and the number of people who live in them. But it is often rural areas that really need the cash.”

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