Date Added 16/10/2017

THE GREAT BEARSTED FC LEAF OFF!

As we will all the aware we are now into that time of the year and as colourful they are, the leaves are now falling off of the trees. Our ground at Honey Lane Otham and part of the adjacent Rumwood Cricket Club space is no exception. The main area in question, which covers 5 acres and accommodates most of our pitches are now beginning to be seriously affected by the fall and as such both ground maintenance and line marking is becoming is very difficult. Most of you connected with any of the teams who play up there will, without exception, now be finding their pitches seriously affected and quite likely being faced with the reality before their game having to clear their playing areas. Of course this is not an ideal situation for any of us in the Club and indeed during the week we have a few certain volunteers doing there their best to both dedicate their time to leaf clearing as well as dealing with all of the work needed to making sure each weekend game is provided for everybody’s enjoyment.
As mentioned our ground maintenance workforce is still quite small in numbers. In this light we are putting out this appeal for more volunteers to dedicate some time, large or small, helping with the leaf clearing, which can only help towards providing their boys with a decent playing area and help minimise the likely inconvenience of pitch preparation prior to kick-off.
It is fair to say that much of your time is taken up by having to work during the day, but if you feel that you could commit some time it would be greatly appreciated. Should this be possible then please speak to your team manager, Colin Whitfield (Youth development) or Jamie Houston (Vice Chairman) or indeed Club Secretary Roy Benton, who can help arrange access for you at the ground should it not being attended at that particular time.
Look forward to seeing you up at Otham.