LAST night, Eastbourne Borough Council approved an application by Eastbourne United AFC to install a 3G pitch at The Oval.

Here’s the reaction from the club this morning: “It brings about massive change at the club, as we secure our future and are able to offer a top notch surface not only to our teams, but also to the community to hire.
It’s been a lot of very hard work, spearheaded by Newly elected EUAFC chair Matt Thompson.

Following the EGM at which the members decided to approve the formation of the separate football committee to run United as a Community Interest Club, it’s been non stop to get the wheels in motion.

Regulars at the ground will already have seen the work started by the new committee, even before it was formed, as perimeter fences got repaired and painted, rubbish cleared by the lorry load and pitch works improved the playing area. The changing rooms were painted and refurbished and plans drawn up to make the club fit for promotion.
The truth is of course that the hard work is only just starting – the season is a few weeks away and we will need to hit the ground running.”