Though the football season came to and end for many sides back in May there has still been a buzz of activity taking place at Helston Athletic's Kellaway Park.

A variety of maintenance work is currently taking place at the ground ahead of the 2022/23 season where the Blues will be managed by Matt Cusack who took over from Steve Massey last week. 

Massey has now undertaken a Director of Football role at the club.

Speaking to the Packet, Helston's chairman Paul Hendy gave an insight what work has been carried out at the ground. He said: "The main aim here is to enhance and improve the spectator and overall matchday experience. POrobably the biggest thing we have had done is have hard standing area put round the last sides of the pitch.

"It's not quite complete yet, but once that has been done then you'll be able to walk all round the pitch on a hard standing area without having to get your feet wet on the grass in the winter.

"That has been funded heavily by the Football Stadium Improvement Fund. We have also had a four and a half thousand pound grant from Helston Town Council, plus a small delta that the club are having to make up out of their own funds.

"Close season we had our standard close season pitch maintenance. It has been verti-drained we have had weed kill put on it. It has been re-seeded twice to thicken it up, we have also had fertiliser put on the pitch.

"That has four/five weeks to enhance the quality of the pitch. We have new goal posts coming, we have spent two and a half thousand pounds on Premier League standard goal posts which have nice box nets on and some proper stantions to hold them up with.

"They needed replacing for some years so we have spent the money on that. Apart from that it is general housekeeping really."

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Hendy also confirmed that the Covid Vaccination clinic would be returning to Kellaway Park from Monday, June 13. The clinic will be open on a number of days throughout the week through June and July, more information about opening times and eligibility will be available in due course.

"The aim is to get the ground in tip top condition for the opening game, which although we are not aware of yet we hope we are at home on the first day of the season." Hendy added.

Helston U15's are into the final their County Cup after beating Mousehole 4-2 on penalties, the final against Looe takes place at the Falmouth School Sports Hub on Sunday, June 12.