Canterbury City agree a groundshare deal with Sittingbourne for the 2022-23 season
CANTERBURY CITY have secured their future in the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division by agreeing a groundshare deal with Isthmian League South East Division side Sittingbourne for next season.
The club faced a deadline of today to secure a groundshare deal, having been told that their groundshare deal with Faversham Town will come to an end at the end of the current campaign.
“Since our current hosts Faversham Town FC informed us that they did not want to renew our agreement, we have had to work hard to source a new venue,” said a club statement.
“Once we started to discuss options with Sittingbourne FC, we felt they were genuine and wanted to help us after what has been a difficult season.
“For that, we would like to thank all at Sittingbourne FC for their hard work in being able to make this agreement happen. These things are never easy and requires negotiation on both parts.
“We are hopeful that this will be the final club we require to groundshare with whilst we work hard to get approval for our own hub in our own city.
“Whilst it is disappointing to have to move slightly further away from Canterbury, this really was the most viable and secure option presented to us.”
Canterbury City are presently fourth-from-bottom in the division with 31 points from their 32 games and are comfortably 11 points clear of the relegation zone with six games left to play.
Canterbury City welcome Crowborough Athletic to Salters Lane on Saturday.
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