STOURBRIDGE Football Club is set to revamp its Amblecote base after receiving a major cash boost.

The Glassboys have been given f46,615 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund to transform the War Memorial Ground's facilities.

The money will be used towards a complete refurbishment of the players’ changing rooms, shower areas, and the referee’s and physio’s rooms.

All will get new non-slip flooring, walls, ceilings and furniture, and will be made fully disability accessible.

Importantly, the work will also allow the club to host an increased number of junior and community matches.

Club director, Gordon Thomas, said: “The board of directors at Stourbridge FC are thrilled to have been successful in its Sport England bid. The grant is enabling us to make a very big step forward in our plans to improve many areas of the club, bringing them up to modern day standards.

“As a club we are very aware of our role within the community and as such it is our aim to make Stourbridge FC accessible to all.”

Charles Johnston, from Sport England, added: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £88 million into more than 1,600 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.

“It’s great to see Stourbridge Football Club join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”

As part of Stourbridge’s ambitious plans to progress, the club has also launched a new-look badge and a new club motto - One Heart - One Way - ahead of the new season in the Northern Premier League..

The Glassboys will drop the old badge, which was introduced around 30 years ago, and revert to a more traditional style based on the Stourbridge town crest.

A spokesman from the club said: “We felt it was important to retain our affiliation to the town and introduce back to the club the old badge which was used many years ago.

“At the same time we also felt it important that we introduced the town motto to all those involved with the club. Using the motto will hopefully illustrate to everybody - directors, committee, management, players and supporters - the way in which we feel the club should be run.”