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Get well soon, Chris

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Filed: Tuesday, 29th August 2017
By: Staff Writer

TRSC would like to wish Chris Ward a speedy recovery after he sustained a knee injury whilst training at Thundersley Common.

Chris, whose son Charlie plays for our Under 11s was assisting our coaches during a regular training session last weekend when he collapsed in agony after twisting his knee on the dry, dusty, uneven surface.

Sadly, following several hours in A&E, Chris discovered he had sustained serious knee ligament damage - not the best diagnosis for someone who drives for a living. As a result he will be out of action for several weeks.

The pitch on which Mr Ward sustained his unfortunate (and avoidable?) injury

Consequently, in the wake of Chris' injury, Thundersley Rovers have written to Castle Point Borough Council urging them yet again to begin emergency reparative work to the Common Lane pitches with immediate effect.

CPBC have been in control of the pitches at Thundersley Common since 2010 - since when the grounds have never been reseeded, rolled or repaired, resulting in the ground's current appalling state.

Rovers Chairman Graeme Howlett first wrote to CPBC two months ago to express his concern about the state of the pitches and the resulting safety fears, in which he described their condition as "the worst I've ever seen... in nearly 40 years".

The Chairman's concerns were ignored by CPBC at the time. Mr Ward has been advised to seek legal advice as a result.

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