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Non league and junior sides’ clubhouse destroyed by fire

Sad news to report this morning, the clubhouse of a junior football team in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth, has been destroyed by a fire.

The fire which is said to have been started deliberately broke out at Shrublands Football Club which is based on Suffolk Road just after 11pm on Tuesday night.

On their Twitter account, the club said the fire started after someone set a nearby bench alight.

They wrote: “Heartbroken, devastated, angry not much more to say really.

“One thing is for sure and that is Shrublands FC will bounce back from this bigger and stronger than ever.

“We are deeply saddened this morning to stand and watch our clubhouse burn down.”

A spokesperson said no-one suffered any injuries in the incident they’re treating as a suspected arson.

Great Yarmouth Town FC, replied to their post and said: “This is absolutely awful news and we are sorry for you all at the club, especially the kids to wake up to see this mindless and disgusting act.

“So many good people who volunteer many hours of work don’t deserve this.

“If we can help in any way please simply contact us.”

The service said: “No one is thought to have been inside the building when the fire started.”

If you have any information, contact police on 101.


After coming across the post that has been getting widely shared across social media, fans and clubs took to give their sympathetic reaction with some offering to help them out – check out those tweets on the next page.


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