Sunday 04th July 2004

Kent clubs look to brighter futures

Go Travel Kent League outfit Whitstable Town were pleased with their new floodlights which were installed at their Belmont Ground and tested last week, writes Stephen McCartney.

Chairman Joe Brownett said: "Absolutely fantastic!  From one side of the pitch to the other its as clear as day.  In fact you could play day/night cricket out there.

Bruce Smith, the club's fixture secretary added: "This is great news for the football club, thanks to a grant from the Football Foundation, the club certainly look forward to a bright future!"

Meanwhile, the next Kent club to have new floodlights installed are Ryman League Division One outfit Bromley, who have also received a grant from the Football Foundation to install eight new floodlight towers at their Hayes Lane ground - their home since 1938.

Chairman Jerry Dolke said: "The ground work has been done and the club are waiting for the towers to be made and the work should be completed within the next fortnight."

The new floodlights will replace the original eight towers which were erected in 1960.

The floodlights will be officially opened when Premiership newcomers Crystal Palace are the visitors to Hayes Lane on Tuesday 2nd August (kick off 7.45pm).

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