Pitch improvements has been a long-standing ambition for the club and it has only been achieved by the prudent management of club funds and a generous grant from the Football Stadium Improvement Fund, says Rusthall chairman Joe Croker
RUSTHALL are pleased to announce that a contract has been signed today to renovate the main pitch at Jockey Farm.
The project will involve levelling the pitch and installing drainage. This work will remedy the long-standing problem of the slope, the uneven surface and the problem with the pitch being prone to waterlogging.
The contractors are scheduled to start the development in mid-March, with the expectation that it will be ready by September 2017.
Chairman Joe Croker said: “This improvement to the pitch has been a long-standing ambition for the club and it has only been achieved by the prudent management of club funds and a generous grant from the Football Stadium Improvement Fund.
“In addition to the pitch, new paths and new dugouts will be installed.
“This project is the most ambitious and expensive ever undertaken by the club but it will provide immediate benefits to all our teams, spectators and the community and will continue to do so for many years to come.
“This is not the final part of the development of the football stadium at Jockey Farm and we hope to make another excitement announcement shortly.”
Rusthall are enjoying their best ever season at Step Six, leading the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with 61 points from 26 games, although second-placed Glebe have four games in hand and are five points behind them.
Two teams are promoted to the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division.
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