THE new owner of our top football club in town has pledged: “I want to make Eastbourne Borough a sporting village.’

We reported on Wednesday that Simon Leslie – pictured at Priory Lane yesterday – has BIG plans.

Well, this is just one of them.

He said: “It would be amazing to create a sporting village here in Priory Lane – and it’s something that can be done.

“Football is already here – but other ambitious sports clubs in Eastbourne, well come and talk to me.

“This idea of a new sporting village is a clear vision for me going forward.”

Simon said that archery and bowls clubs already operate at the Borough.

Here is our story from earlier in the week Simon Leslie invests £1.5million into Eastbourne Borough – for starters… – Bournefree Live – Latest news from Eastbourne, Polegate, Hailsham, Pevensey, Bexhill and Sussex.