Groundskeeping at Kellaway Park, Helston Athletic

Although the football season ended for many teams in May, there was still intense activity at Helston Athletic’s Kellaway Park.

Massey has now taken on a director of football role at the club.

Speaking to The Packet, Helston Chairman Paul Hendy gave an overview of the work being done on the ground. He said: “The main focus here is to improve and enhance the experience for the spectators and the game day in general. Probably the biggest thing we’ve done is to have a hard standing area around on the last sides of the field.

“It’s not quite finished yet, but once it’s done you’ll be able to walk all around the pitch on a hard surface without having to get your feet wet on the grass in the winter.

“This has been largely funded by the Football Stadium Improvement Fund. We have also received a grant of £4500 from Helston City Council plus a small delta which the club have to make up from their own funds.

“In the low season we had our standard low season pitch maintenance. It was drained by vertigo, we had it weeded. It was reseeded twice to thicken it up, we also put in some fertilizer in the field.

“It has four/five weeks to improve the quality of the pitch. We have new goal posts coming, we have spent two and a half thousand pounds on standard Premier League goal posts which have nice nets and proper positions to hold them with.

“They needed replacing for a couple of years so we spent money on that. Other than that it’s really general housekeeping.”

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Hendy also confirmed that the Covid vaccination clinic will return to Kellaway Park from Monday June 13. The clinic will be open several days throughout the week through June and July, more information on opening hours and eligibility will be made available in due course. Classes.

“The objective is to get the pitch in perfect condition for the opening game, which we are not aware of yet, but we hope to be home on the first day of the season.” Hendy added.

Helston U15s are through to their County Cup final after beating Mousehole 4-2 on penalties, the final against Looe takes place at the Falmouth School Sports Hub on Sunday 12 June.

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