Sleights Football Club have received a boost heading into the new season, after the Sleights Sports Field trustees voted to let them to return to the village.
The club have endured a lengthy spell in exile playing at Caedmon School.
Joint boss Sam Leadley (pictured below) said: “It’s a great feeling knowing we’re finally going to be back playing in Sleights and can have our own pitch which we can call home.
“It’s a massive step for the club going forward and a great thing for the village too.
“Hopefully it will encourage more people from the village to play for us and also to come and watch us play.”
SBC’s sports development officer Matt Hewison added: “It has been a pleasure working with Sleights FC and the Sleights Sports Field Trustees on this project, as they have both done all they can to see the scheme come to fruition.
“The scheme is a real positive for everyone really; the club get to play back in the village and develop further as a club and the facility can also develop as a multi – sport facility and increase participation and health and well-being for local residents.”
Joint-boss Ed Turner added: “We are excited to be playing back in Sleights village.
“We think it will be great for the community and we’ll be hoping there is as much support as possible for the home games.”