Ed Sheeran to launch hometown youth club

London: Singer Ed Sheeran plans to launch a youth club in his hometown. The 23-year-old `A Team` singer has spent 1.6 million pounds on a former police station in Suffolk in the hope of helping local youngsters, reportedly.

"I`m really excited about the project. I had a youth club from when I was 12 when I grew up and they did a battle of the bands every week and that`s where I and other bands started playing," he said.

"Then the land the club was on was sold and I just went off to London and did shows instead. Now there`s no youth club and nothing to do so it`s a bad situation."

Sheeran said he will have a hands-on approach to the centre. "The plan when I get older is to end up running that (the youth club) ? so I have pretty much planned my retirement," he said. Sheeran recently released his new music video for upcoming single `Sing` featuring Pharrell Williams.

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