We regret to inform you that we have had to move our opening league fixture against Totton & Eling back to Tuesday 8th August. If you've been following our updates or reading our meeting minutes you'll have noticed plenty of work going on around the football club since the close of the season, and one of our many maintenance jobs included the floodlights.
It's fair to say that our floodlights have been the trickiest and most expensive of our off-field upgrades! The bulbs/starters are difficult to source, and the lights are also extremely high (60 feet!) which means a simple cherry picker won't reach the required heights to make any floodlight alterations. Despite this, with all hands on deck many of the players and committee rallied to try and hire a JLG and make the necessary amendments including the replacing of bulbs and also the cleaning of the existing ones, however we haven't found a company that would be able to complete the necessary grid testing in time for the first game of the season, so the Wessex League have kindly given us a weeks grace to make the necessary improvements. Needless to say some people have put a ridiculous amount of their own time and money into trying to make this happen but unfortunately we were beaten by the clock. Massive thanks to everyone still currently working on this, a great team effort!
Although it's disappointing to delay our first Wessex league encounter with Totton & Eling, I think it's fair to say we've come along way considering the seemingly never ending list of off-field jobs! We're still incredibly proud of what has been achieved off the field in the football section and our increased partnership working with the other sports sections, so onwards and upwards!
We look forward to welcoming Totton & Eling to the LB Roofing Arena (see sponsors section here) on Tuesday 8th August for a 7.45pm kick off, and we hope you can all make the newly arranged date and time.
Our match day ticket prices for 2017/18 can be found on the website home page and information about accessing the football playing fields on match day can be found on the club facilities page.