Friday 30th April 2004

Bromley have grounds for improvement

The future of Bromley Football Club is looking bright with many ground improvements at their Hayes Lane home planned for the near future, writes Stephen McCartney.

The Ryman League club have played at Hayes Lane since 1938 and will be spending around £245,000 to improve their stadium.

During the close season new floodlights will be installed at a cost of £45,000 and a new toilet block housing ladies, gents and disabled people will cost £40,000 to replace portacabins currently in place.

A new five-a-side pitch to replace the old concrete one at the far end of the ground, is hoped to be finished by next season, at a cost of £76,000.

A future project scheduled for the end of the 2004-05 season is to have the pitch and drains dug out and a complete new draining system and pitch laid at a cost of £57,000.

Once the new pitch has been laid, a proper irrigation system will be required, at an estimate cost of £13,000.

It is also proposed to extend the perimeter fence to the end past the club shop and all along behind the new five-a-side pitch, costing an estimated £14,000.

Roger Pester, Stadium Manager,  said; "Whilst some of this money will come from grants, a lot of it will have to be raised, and this is where all supporters of the club can help."

For more details, contact the club on 020 8460 5291.