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We’re Coming Home! Hayes Receive Massive Boost On Eve Of New Season

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Hayes and Yeading United will play their opening Evo-Stik Southern League game against Aylesbury at their own ground on Saturday.

The club has received a safety certificate and appropriate ground grading to allow them to play at their SkyEx Community Stadium for the coming season.

This news comes after many agonising years for the club, waiting for their new ground to be built and then acquiring these credentials.

Hayes were forced to move out of their new ground last season following safety concerns but now the good times are set to come back!

A statement from chairman Tony O’Driscoll read: “Following recent discussions with the London Borough of Hillingdon, the EvoStik League Southern and the Football Association, the club are delighted to announce that a Safety Certificate has been granted for the SkyEx Community Stadium, as well as agreement of a Ground Grading for the ground by the Football Associations and the Evostik League Southern.

“The club would like to put on record the assistance and support of the London Borough of Hillingdon throughout this process, and the patience of the league, the Football Association and most of all the supporters during this drawn-out process.

“Therefore, this Saturday’s home game against Aylesbury will take place at the SkyEx Community Stadium, with a 3pm kick-off. There will be a full catering service available at the game – details of alcohol arrangements will be notified shortly, but at this late stage it is very unlikely that there will be any alcohol sales at the ground.

“Further works will continue to improve facilities week on week, but these will be subject to further certification from the local council to ensure that the relevant certification of the additional areas is maintained throughout this time.

“We hope to see as many supporters come down to the SkyEx to cheer on Paul Hughes’ team as we seek to build on the excellent facilities that are now finally in regular use.”

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