Since the final ball was kicked at the end of last season, the PRG Stadium at Keys Park has undergone a series of improvements designed to enhance the experience of spectators and players alike.
Firstly, our enviable playing surface has been re-laid and widened thanks to the expertise and hard work of David and Val Bates. Supporters who have attended the pre-season friendlies will know how good the pitch is and that we can look forward to watching Gary Hayward’s team playing some eye-catching football on it during the season ahead.
New dugouts have been installed and artificial turf laid around the player’s tunnel and technical areas.
Maintenance evenings organised by Kevin Fearn have seen the ground tidied up and extensively repainted throughout. All indoor areas have been repainted and re-carpeted during the summer with both Striker’s Bar and the Chase Suite benefitting from extensive refurbishment.
The following people have all given their time over the summer helping to bring the ground up to an excellent standard; Ken Leese, Gareth Ozanne, Lee Bates, Shane Duggan, Dave Hunter, Ian Drury, Craig from South Staffs Volunteers Programme, Colin Woodward, Roger Hawkins and Dan Lomas.
I am sure anyone connected with Hednesford Town would like to thank the many people who have been involved in making Keys Park one of the best stadiums in non-league football.