Thursday 15 December 2011

Ground #10 - Trafford Park

First Visited: 18th November 2008
Ground: Trafford Park
Location: Wroxham, Norfolk

Trafford Park is located on the southern outskirts of the village of Wroxham on the Norfolk broads. The venue is 1.3 miles south of Hoveton & Wroxham railway station and has been home to the club since the 1940s.

The ground has one covered all-seater stand which is level with the half-way line on the eastern side of the ground. It holds just over 150 seats and though built in 1990 has been upgraded in recent years. The cover of the stand is an usual mix of wood and metal and this include half a dozen supporting pillars which restrict views for those inside.

On the opposite side of the pitch there is a very decent clubhouse which extends from just after the half-way line to close to the goal at the southern end of the ground. This structure, built in 1994, contains most of the club's facilities and dugouts. This side of the ground is mostly uncovered standing but the clubhouse building does have a roof which extends out to provide cover to fans. Behind the goal at the southern end of the ground sits a small metal terrace known as the Kenny Cooke Stand. The rest of the area behind the goal is uncovered standing as is the whole area behind the goal at the northern end of the ground.

I have visited Trafford Park on two occasions. On 18th November 2008 I saw Wroxham beat King's Lynn Reserves 6-0 in the Eastern Counties League Premier Division. I did not take any photographs during my first visit so returned on 26th August 2013 to see Wroxham lose 2-1 to Dereham Town in the Isthmian League Division One North. The photographs here relate to this game.

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