Kingstonian FC is delighted to announce that both an agreement has been reached, and approval from the Ryman League received for an ongoing "ground share agreement" with Leatherhead FC for hire of their Fetcham Grove ground for all first team home fixtures. This will become effective from the start of the 2017-18 season and will include a number of pre-season friendlies.
The Club remains committed to developing their own stadium in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames but in the short term, an ongoing "ground share agreement" with Leatherhead is an effective short term solution. The Board at Leatherhead have been exceptionally accommodating and helpful throughout the process and we look forward to working with them throughout our stay at Fetcham Grove.
The "ground share agreement" is for an initial year, but both parties have agreed to a rolling agreement based upon progress with our own plans.
Leatherhead, unlike a number of alternative venues that we looked at, were able to offer that important Saturday afternoon at 3pm slot for home games, and we can also confirm our midweek fixture night will remain, as in previous years, on a Monday.
We would like to thank the Supporters Club who sought comments from all who attend Kingstonian matches and as a result provided us with a valuable list of priorities with which to help us when making the decision on the location of the ground to be shared.
Updated 09:50 - 27 Feb 2017 by Kingstonian FC