DAVE McCARTNEY provided Billericay Town supporters with an update on matters surrounding the Vanarama National League South outfit whilst football remains on ice.
Speaking on behalf of the consortium expertly guiding the club, McCartney confirmed that they will be writing to existing season ticket holders for their thoughts on the curtailed season and the subsequent missing home matches, with a range of options to be made available.
Meanwhile, Billericay has – for the time being – downsized initial plans to install two artificial surfaces at New Lodge. Work on the main pitch – which has previously caused the club huge concern – will begin imminently, with a high-quality 3g surface expected to be ready by September, allowing them to comfortably stage fixtures throughout the club, with fifty teams now playing under the Billericay Town banner.
Installation on a second pitch remains one of the clubs’ priorities but with the COVID-19 pandemic currently testing budgets throughout sport and business, the plan will remain on the back burner until the resumption of the game and a steady flow of income.
News of the Blues Community COVID Response explained that more than £5,000 had been raised with funds used to buy and distribute food and essential items to the Billericay Food Bank and vulnerable people throughout the area. A gofundme page, organized in conjunction with the clubs Street Pastors and Supporters Society was heading the operations with several stores, businesses and local people responding to the clubs’ rally cry.
An online fan’s form is set before the end of May, with supporters invited to join the event and air their concerns and ideas. Elsewhere within the club, the management restructure has continued with the news that Martin Thurston will take charge of the Town under 18s squad once football resumes. Thurston previously worked with Bowers & Pitsea and brings a wealth of experience to the role.
Dave McCartney’s update in full can be found at: https://www.billericaytownfc.co.uk/keeping-in-touch-with-the-billericay-town-family/