Eagles have received full planning permission from North Herts District Council to erect floodlights on the senior pitch, which will enable the seniors to progress to step 6 if, and when, they get promotion from the HSCL, but also for then older junior teams to play under lights on odd occasions. We may even be able to consider entering a junior team in the Eastern Junior Alliance Floodlit League.
The big challenge will now be getting the facility built at a cost in excess of £50k. The club is talking to a supportive company which has connections to a number of other companies in construction, lighting etc, so we are hopeful that by 1 January 2013 the lights will be switched on!
This is another great step in the development of the Eagles, and should retain young Eagles when they come to leave the junior ranks.