With the National League season officially over, AFC Telford United are planning for some major pitch renovation work to be completed this summer.
Chairman Andy Pryce has made the pitch renovation work a ‘top priority’ for the club this summer.
The club are planning for a complete overhaul of the pitch’s collapsed drainage system, which have not been updated since the stadium was built in 2003.
AFC Telford United remain in talks with the Football Foundation’s Stadia Improvement Fund to help secure a grant that will pay towards the essential work although the club will also need to part-fund.
Chairman Andy Pryce spoke to the Shropshire Star “It’s one of the things we’ve been working hard on to try to organise during this lockdown period”
I know the contractors that we’d had plans with are not working at the moment, but we are planning on getting that work started ASAP ready for the pre-season.
“We’re still in the process of securing the Football Foundation grant, it hasn’t been confirmed yet”
“We will do some work to the pitch whether we get the grant or not but if we get the grant it will enable us to do a little bit more.
“We’ll have to add money to it, it’s an expense we didn’t really envisage over the last 12 months but if we haven’t got a good football pitch then we can’t play football.
“It’s a top priority that we get that pitch sorted and done to a good standard as well.”
AFC Telford United will continue to monitor the government advice with COVID19 and pitch renovation work will commence once it is safe to do.