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Sheppey United await Football Foundation grant so Holm Park improvements can commence ahead of Kent Invicta League campaign

By Luke Cawdell
Holm Park in Sheerness. Picture: Rob Canis
Holm Park in Sheerness. Picture: Rob Canis

A busy summer lies ahead for Sheppey United as they prepare for the Kent Invicta League.

The club, who have changed their name after just one season as Sheppey and Sheerness United, are awaiting a Football Foundation grant which will help towards work at Holm Park.

Sheppey will be spending in excess of £100,000, which will be part-funded by
co-chairmen Matt Smith and Ernie Batten.

Work will begin on the installation of floodlights and a covered standing area for 50 spectators once the grant is received.

The club have until March to get the ground up to the standards required for the next level.

“It’s just a bit of a waiting game now,” said Mr Smith. “We plan to do a bit of refurbishment in the bar and also do some work on the pitch.

“Myself and Ernie are often on the phone. He might be based in Gibraltar but this is his ground and he is pivotal to everything we do. I am doing and he is advising.”

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