Sheppey United will be playing their home games in the 2021/22 season on a 3G pitch.
Speaking to ‘Kent Online’ Club Chairman Matt Smith explained the benefits of the switch of surface at Holm Park, as well as thanked those who agreed to it and provided the funding:
“I cannot thank Swale Borough Council enough for granting this planning permission and enabling the club to progress and become a more integral part of the Sheppey community.”
“It would be remiss of me to leave out the Batten family, who without their financial backing and support none of the development works planned would be possible. I have already run out of plaudits for Ernie’s managerial success over the past six years but now I must thank him and his wife Liz for funding this new facility.”
The cost of installing the new pitch is expected to be around £500,000 and could last around 10 years.
“It’s an unbelievable amount of money in these dire financial times,” the chairman continued.
“This is not the first time the Batten family have pulled out all the stops to make Holm Park the wonderful facility you see today, so on behalf of the entire football club and Sheppey community I thank them.
“To have an all weather 3G playing surface unlocks so much potential for us all at the club.”
The full story with reaction from the coaching and youth teams can be found at ‘Kent Online’ here
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