Eastbourne Borough and Southern Counties East League Division One outfit Langney Wanderers have announced that the two clubs will groundshare at Priory Lane from the 2017/2018 season.
Eastbourne Borough chairman John Bonar said: ”We are delighted to support Langney Wanderers in this partnership. Wanderers have used Priory Lane in the past when circumstances have dictated that their home fixtures could not be hosted elsewhere.
“Now that we have the 3G surface allowing more regular use it seemed a logical next step for both clubs. We look forward to their ongoing success and development over the coming seasons.”
Langney Wanderers secretary Tracy Saunders said: “Langney Wanderers are extremely grateful for this opportunity in ground sharing with Eastbourne Borough.
“This brings a number of benefits to moving our club forward in its next stage of evolution.
“Firstly, in terms of location, it takes our club back into the vicinity of its roots. With this we expect to see the gates increase and hopefully appeal to the large Borough fan base as their second team when Borough play away.
“Secondly, the facilities both for home games and training are largely viewed as the best in the County League. This will attract players and no doubt the squad will raise their game to suit their surroundings. It also makes the prospect of home games being called off due to bad weather unlikely.
“Thirdly, we hope with the wider brand exposure on the bigger stage that will attract more investment & sponsorships into the club.
“Everyone involved at Langney Wanderers are very excited about the future at Priory Lane and we are all working together to move the club forward.
“We would also like to thank Eastbourne United for their help and support at The Oval this season – they have been excellent hosts”.