An international pandemic is not enough to prevent Kevin Fearn and his army of socially distanced volunteers making sure that as always the Pitmen family have a home of which we can be proud.
As well as the usual annual maintenance, there are new developments that will further enhance the match day experience. An outside bar area has been added to the ground where the club shop was formerly situated. The club shop will now reside underneath the main stand in the “home” end of the stadium. The “watch tower” has moved to the corner of the Heath Hayes End to enable a better view of the stadium for radio broadcasts and general security. Chairman Graham Jones will also be installing the RACE Group offices between the main stand and Heath Hayes End, facing the pitch of course!
An office space has been created underneath the main stand from which David and Val Bates will work and shelter from the elements. The pitch has undergone considerable work and investment throughout the close season and is in excellent condition thanks to David and Val.
The terraces have undergone a thorough tidy; weeded, repainted and the advertising boards replaced. Turnstiles and barriers repainted and a net installed to prevent stray balls ending up in gardens behind the Hednesford End.
Inside refurbishments include improvements to the home changing rooms and a new sponsor’s lounge created next to the boardroom to boost match day revenue. The Banqueting Suite and Bar are ready for use and will be showing live games on Sky TV.
All of this work has been possible due to the hard work throughout the last few months by Kevin, David and Val and the many people who have given up their time to ensure that Keys Park remains a first class stadium. Hednesford Town FC would like to thank the following; Ken Leese, Dave Hunter, Roger Hawkins, Kevin Faulkner, Mark Hill, Jon Elston, Gareth Ozanne, Shaun Brookes, Carter Lycett, Keith Kelly, Baden Mills, Phil Raybould and everyone else who has dropped in to lend a hand.
Photos by Arabella Davies.