|Above - Cricklefield Stadium, Ilford. Which has been home for The Stags for five seasons. |
Below - Wadham Lodge shown here in 2009 for a Mauritius Sports fixture.
Waltham Forest Football Club have announced today they are returning to their home borough and will play at Wadham Lodge from the start of the 2013/14 season. It's fantastic news for The Stags who have struggled since they left the ground they called home for twelve years in March 2008. Thankfully, thanks to the hard work of the their loyal band of committee members and supporters the club have survived five hard seasons playing in Ilford (and some games at Witham Town) to return for their first official competitive home game on Saturday 10th August when VCD Athletic visit for a Ryman Division One (North) game.
Two friendly games are also scheduled to take place in the main stadium on Wednesday 31st July when they welcome Essex Senior League side Eton Manor and Wednesday 6th August when Potters Bar Town visit.
A commemorative programme will be produced to mark the special occasion of the VCD Athletic game. It will be a bumper edition priced at £2.50.