Let there be light at club

PUBLISHED: 14:27 04 October 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

Takeley took a giant step forward on Monday when work started on new flood lighting installation at their Station Road ground. In addition, the club will soon see the construction of a new stand and a walkway around the pitch. With the lights Takeley wil

Takeley took a giant step forward on Monday when work started on new flood lighting installation at their Station Road ground.

In addition, the club will soon see the construction of a new stand and a walkway around the pitch.

With the lights Takeley will be able to be included in FA competitions and advance up the football pyramid.

It is only a few years ago that work began by local enthusiasts to rebuild the fine canteen and

dressing rooms, that is now a proud beacon of the club's ground, as well as proper dugouts for the management and substitutes.

Chairman Pat Curran said: "This is the start of Takeley's future plans to put the football club and indeed the village into the forefront of football.

"It is our intention to develop youth football and engage them in worthwhile social involvement."

Manager Don Watters is delighted with the development of the club.

"The lights should be working within a week and we are hoping to hear from a few professional clubs about coming down for an opening friendly," he said.

"The club is moving in the right direction and we are looking to be in the Essex Senior League next year.

"It's up to me to make that happen and I think we can achieve our goal. We are in second spot with two games in hand so we should go back above Mountnessing and have already beaten Benfleet who will be up there.

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