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Sports fields named after Ringo
Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr is said to support the project
Work is beginning on a 1m project to turn a rundown area of Liverpool into a school sports facility, named after former pupil Ringo Starr.

Dingle Swings recreation ground is being converted into "Starr Fields" in honour of the former Beatle.

It will include a floodlit synthetic pitch, three tennis and netball games areas and a changing pavilion for Shorefields Community School.

The headteacher said Starr had offered his support to the project.

The new facilities will also be used by local primary schools, giving younger children the chance to take part in a wide range of sports.

'Enthusiastic'

John Charnock, Shorefields' head teacher, said: "We are hugely excited about this scheme as it will provide a fantastic facility for pupils and the local community to use.

"Ringo Starr has offered his support for the scheme and is as enthusiastic as we are about the opportunities it offers to young people."

The money for the scheme is coming from the school and the Big Lottery Fund.

Councillor Paul Clein from Liverpool City Council, said the project would transform the land into "a valuable community resource".




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