The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 11th July 2012
....their first season in the Evo-Stik League Southern Division One Central.
The Crows’ chairman revealed a full refurbishment of the clubhouse at Garden Walk is well under way and should be ready to open officially when Histon visit on July 21st.
And Jackson said the club were fully committed to improving all facilities at the ground as they dream of another promotion to step three in the non-League Pyramid.
"It’s all about trying to generate revenue," said Jackson. "Our budget this year will be more, with more travelling and higher referee’s expenses, for example, so you need more revenue.
"We can’t be complacent and need to keep driving it on. We need to get people spending at the club and using the facilities.
"We don’t want to rest on our laurels. If we want to push on we’ll have to make improvements to the ground with considerable investment.
"We’re unanimous as a board that we want to strive to push on and get to Step 3. We’re happy to invest to drive that on."
The Crows begin a nine-game friendly schedule away to Standon & Puckeridge on Saturday, with their final warm-up game being at home to Cambridge City on August 7th.
Boss Attfield has so far recruited attacker Ryan Ingrey from Cambridge Regional College and defender Lee Wilson from Barton Rovers, and he is also looking at other potential signings in training.
But the chairman does not expect Attfield to make sweeping changes to the playing staff as he gives his squad every chance of proving themselves.
All of the Crows’ key players from their Molten Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division title-winning squad have committed to season-long deals.
"We’ve brought in a couple of players, but we’re not making wholesale changes," said Jackson.
"We feel we’re strong enough to be a mid-table team, and if we can find our feet then there’s no reason why we can’t push for a play-off spot the following season."