A Step Six promotion challenge is one of Peckham Town's targets, says chairman Bryan Hall

Sunday 22nd January 2017

PECKHAM TOWN chairman/head coach Bryan Hall says the club are spending a hell of a lot of money to bring their ground up to standard for a higher level of football.

The club are based on Dulwich Common and are currently installing a 100-seater stand and another stand for 100 people standing at their ground, as well as full spectator barriers, new dug-outs and hardstanding.

Peckham Town are playing their home games over the road from their ground, the Southwark Sports Ground (photo, courtesy of Peckham Town FC above), on the other side of the South Circular Road at Pyners Close whilst the ground improvements take place.

The club are talking to Southwark Council about installing floodlights, which will give them the green-light to apply for promotion into the Southern Counties East Football League First Division at Step Six, the tenth-tier of English football.

The Menace are in third-place in the Andreas Carter Joma Kent County League Premier Division table with a playing record of 11 wins, two draws and four defeats and they are eight points adrift of twin league leaders Punjab United, who are enjoying a successful debut season in the League and their Gravesend based neighbouring rivals, Greenways.

“We hope to submit a planning application for lights to Southwark Council this year – if planning is successfully obtained we will apply for Step Six,” said Mr Hall.

“We are happy to take our time to develop the football club and its facilities.  Like many clubs who compete at our level enjoyment of the game is important.

“We are always keen to improve on the pitch and a Step Six promotion challenge is one of our targets.

“The improvements have been done in phases by the club and has cost a hell of a lot of club money. There are a couple of outstanding phases that will require funding and we are working closely with investors and partners to meet that end.”

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