Westfield FC (Sussex) are looking forward to playing in a new ground after approval was finally given for the Westfield Downs Project.
The project has been 18 years in the works and will finally give the club a purpose-built ground for senior football.
As part of a club statement, it was said: “A lot of people never believed we would see the day that works started on The Downs project, including many within the football club recently.
“With COVID restrictions and other issues, it all seemed a pipe dream, but credit must go out to the Parish Council and everyone who has continued to push this project forward. Graham Drinkwater, Mick Kempster, Hamish Munro, Roger Carrier, Kevin Baker, Melvyn Young, John Archer, Peter Bentley, Gill Attewell, Jon Attewell and George Chapman, to name a few, and there are many that have helped with this.
“The dream is now becoming a reality.”