Ryman Division One (North) Cheshunt Football Club have started their ground improvements at Theobalds Lane which has been boosted by the news the club are to receive a £150,000 grant from the Premier League via the Football Stadia Improvement Fund. The funding will be used towards the installation of a new floodlight system, a 170 seat covered grandstand, pitch perimeter barrier, fencing, team dug outs, re-surfacing of spectator areas, turnstiles and a full sized floodlit artificial training pitch.
The future looks good for the Hertfordshire club with the announcement of a football and education scholarship in partnership with League Two side Stevenage FC.
The two year scholarship will see participants study for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport - the equivalent of 3 A-Levels – at Cheshunt’s Theobolds Lane stadium whilst also gaining qualifications to work in the sports industry, including FA coaching badges. They will also train for up to eight hours a week with UEFA 'B' qualified Stevenage FC Academy coaches and play in the British Colleges League.
The Ambers pre-season schedule is as follows
Tuesday 14th July - Sun Postal
Thursday 16th July - FC ROMANIA
Saturday 18th July - Wodson Park
Tuesday 21st July - STEVENAGE XI
Saturday 25th July - CHESHAM UNITED
Thursday 28th July - EAST THURROCK UNITED
Saturday 1st July - ROYSTON TOWN - Herts Charity Shield