Tewkesbury Town Secretary Marc Lane leads charge for Northern Senior League promotion

Tewkesbury Town have applied for promotion to the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League for the start of the 21/22 season.

Tewkesbury currently play in Division One North of the Cheltenham Association League but have begun proceedings to move up the footballing ladder.

Tewkesbury Town playing against Southside Star at Northway in Cheltenham League Division One North

Secretary Marc Lane has so far secured £4,000 worth of grants to improve the clubs facilities to ensure they are in line with the requirements of the higher division.

These requirements include everything from pitch length to changing room standards, Lane is confident that everything is up to scratch and he has told ParkLife Sport that everything is running smoothly.

He said: “For our first team our aim is to finish top two and apply for promotion to the Northern Senior League for next season.

“I’ve managed to get some grants in preseason to get a lot of work done on the pitch, so we’ve had nearly £4,000 towards new goals, getting the groundwork done and we’ve taken that opportunity to extend the pitch.”

Prior to this season Tewkesbury’s pitch would have been too short for the higher tier but due to the work done over the summer, Lane is confident that any issues have now been resolved.

He said: “The pitch wouldn’t have been big enough for the Northern Senior League this season so we had to get it extended by 10 yards for the higher standard because there is different requirements.

“In July I had the guy from the Northern Senior League check and do an inspection on our facilities as part of our application and other than the pitch all the facilities we have are up to standard.”

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Tewkesbury still have work to do on the pitch should they wish to fulfil their ambition of promotion out of the division.

A top two finish is needed for Tewkesbury to be eligible for promotion and with the club currently sitting in fourth place there is still a lot of work to do.

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