King’s Lynn football legend denied borough honour

Sports awards night at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Lifetime Achievement Award Mick Wright
Sports awards night at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange Lifetime Achievement Award Mick Wright

Council chiefs have this evening decided that a Lynn football legend did not “meet the criteria” to be awarded the borough’s highest honour.

West Norfolk Council’s cabinet met to discuss whether Mick Wright, who made 1,152 appearances as a player for King’s Lynn Football Club, should be granted the freedom of West Norfolk in closed session.

Council leader Brian Long confirmed the decision following the meeting when he said: “The cabinet has given careful consideration to the request for the freedom of the borough to be awarded.

“The cabinet was unanimous that Mick Wright did not meet the council’s previously published criteria.

“It was recommended that as a council we contact the Football Association to look to them to make an appropriate award to recommend for his service.”