Bright future for the Rowley Lane
Maccabi London Brady Sports Ground has gained planning permission for six new floodlights and a brand new stand around their award-winning main pitch at Rowley Lane.
The move will allow the Arkley-based multi-sports facility, which is the home of London Maccabi Lions and Brady Maccabi Football Clubs, to host matches during the early evening winter months.
The venue, which also facilitates the Maccabi GB’s Maccabiah football teams prior to major international tournaments, will now be able to host major community football events, including representative matches and end-of-season Maccabi League and National Cup finals.
Maccabi London Brady chairman David Kyte said: "We are absolutely delighted and excited that planning permission has been received and it continues to demonstrate our commitment to develop the site as 'the Jewish National Sport and Community Centre'.
"The addition of the floodlights and the spectator stand will allow us to host more high profile matches and welcome more people to the site.
"The speed in which we are able to develop the site is down to both planning and funding and now we need to raise the £250,000 to install the lights and build the stand and ancillary equipment.
"These improvements will give young Jewish footballers something to aspire to as they move up through the youth teams to our senior teams. We look forward to the continued growth of the centre and being the number one destination for Jewish youth."
With the planning permission granted, fundraising for the project will begin in earnest.