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Pitch regeneration gets under way

Pitch regeneration gets under way

Work on the Kuflink Stadium’s pitch has got under way within the first week of the close season. The club has started early on pitch regeneration well ahead of the 2019/20 season, with the initial work commencing today and continuing all week. Fleet’s managing director Dave Archer said, “We wanted to start work on the playing surface as early as…

Hartlepool: MATCH POSTPONED

Hartlepool: MATCH POSTPONED

Saturday’s match versus Hartlepool United at the Kuflink Stadium has been postponed. Following a pitch inspection early this morning, the referee has decided that while some of the frozen areas had thawed, those in shaded areas remained unplayable while one corner was rendered waterlogged when it thawed. While also taking into consideration the distances involved for Hartlepool fans and their…

Club stalwart reaches 80 not out

Club stalwart reaches 80 not out

Ebbsfleet United wishes a happy birthday to a long-standing and well-loved member of our maintenance team as Peter Norton reaches 80 years old today! The club presented Peter with a new 40-inch TV in recognition of his milestone birthday. Peter, who works alongside head groundsman Craig Freeman, has long cared for the Stonebridge Road pitch and his birthday celebrations this morning…

Pitch perfect!

It may still be five weeks or so away but the Stonebridge Road pitch is ready for the big kick-off after significant work and investment over the close-season period. As soon as the final whistle blew on the 2014/15 season, the club quickly moved in the tractors to prepare the pitch for the approaching campaign. The investment and hard work of Head Groundsman Craig…

Fleet roll out pitch hire again

Fleet roll out pitch hire again

Following last close-season’s successful pitch-hire initiative, Ebbsfleet United are once again giving supporters, local clubs and companies the opportunity to play on the Stonebridge Road pitch. The club have blocked off a two-week period from 2 May – 16 May with prices from just £250 depending on the time slot and day required. The price includes full pitch hire for…

Craig claims groundsman award

Craig claims groundsman award

Ebbsfleet United’s Head Groundsman Craig Freeman (pictured right with long-standing groundsman Peter Norton) has been awarded third place in the FA’s Conference Groundsman of the Year award, which took place at St George’s Park. Amongst the national awards given out across all levels of the game were those considered the best in their industry within the Vanarama Conference during 2013/14. Craig…

Fleet not letting grass grow under their feet

Fleet not letting grass grow under their feet

Things may be all quiet on the football front (activity on that is going on behind closed doors) but the hard graft at Stonebridge Road continues apace. Following the removal of all four floodlight pylons this week, work has also started on regenerating the pitch. Although the Fleet pitch withstood everything the elements could throw at it over the past…

A sprinkle of Spring…

A sprinkle of Spring…

While Fleet fans have enjoyed rather more football than rival supporters of late, with Stonebridge Road’s proud record of not having a game postponed this season, there was nevertheless a welcome sight on the pitch earlier today. In preparation for the FA Youth Cup game between Charlton and Arsenal on Friday evening, Fleet ground staff actually had to water the…

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