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How Premier League Standards Have Come To Hambledon

After winning a national competition, Hambledon FC are set to pit themselves amongst the best.

Old Trafford, Anfield, Badger Park.

How Premier League Standards Have Come To Hambledon FC.

Hambledon FC’s Badger Park may not often be compared with Old Trafford or Anfield, but thanks to their success in a national competition, that might be about to change.

The club was delighted to welcome Leigh Bowers from Allett Mowers to Badger Park as they took delivery of a brand new C34 machine. This was all down to winning Allet Mowers Pitch to Play competition, where amateur teams were given the chance to renovate their playing surface and transform their club. 

The C34 machines would have been seen most recently at stadiums during the 2018 Russia World Cup, and are widely used by Premiership clubs such as Manchester United and Liverpool.

Hambledon were further helped by the Football Foundation Small Grants scheme to make up the shortfall for the new mower.

Hambledon FC is an FA Charter Standard club that is run solely by volunteers, and this new mower has provided a massive boost to the club, especially their Groundsman Martyn Grove. 

Martyn Grove at the Surrey FA Awards

Martyn, who was recently awarded the Grounds Team of The Year Award at the Surrey FA Awards, has been heralded for his work at Badger Park. Whilst nearby games had been called off last season with the bad weather, the club rarely suffered the same fate, in large part thanks to Martyn’s dedication.

Photo 1: James Jagger

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