Kettering athletics club celebrates official switch-on of new floodlights

New Floodlights: Kettering: KTH- Kettering Town Harriers new floodlights official switch on l-r Chris Jones (chief exec England Athletics), Nathan Douglas (triple jumper), Emily Williams, 14, (KTH), Jonathan Broom-Edwards (highjumper), Deputy Mayor of Kettering Scott Edwards, Ted Barton (life president), Matt Brown (chairman KTH)  Tuesday April 5 2016 NNL-160504-212855009
New Floodlights: Kettering: KTH- Kettering Town Harriers new floodlights official switch on l-r Chris Jones (chief exec England Athletics), Nathan Douglas (triple jumper), Emily Williams, 14, (KTH), Jonathan Broom-Edwards (highjumper), Deputy Mayor of Kettering Scott Edwards, Ted Barton (life president), Matt Brown (chairman KTH) Tuesday April 5 2016 NNL-160504-212855009

Kettering Town Harriers Athletics Club celebrated the installation of its new floodlights with an official switch-on last night (Tuesday).

The new lighting, which was completed in February, will enable athletes at the club to train on the track in well-lit conditions throughout the year.

New Floodlights: Kettering: KTH- Kettering Town Harriers new floodlights official switch on clubhouse  The Ernie Boyfield Pavilion Tuesday April 5 2016 NNL-160504-212842009

New Floodlights: Kettering: KTH- Kettering Town Harriers new floodlights official switch on clubhouse The Ernie Boyfield Pavilion Tuesday April 5 2016 NNL-160504-212842009

International medallists Jonathan Broom-Edwards and Nathan Douglas were in attendance to mark the switch-on, along with local dignitaries and England Athletics representatives.

Kettering Town Harriers chairman Matt Brown, who was instrumental in driving forward the project since taking over as chairman at the start of 2015, said: “The new floodlighting has already made a massive difference to all the club coaches and athletes training during the dark winter nights.

“Lighting at the track has always been a challenge to the club’s development.

“The installation will enable us to grow the club and increase participation at all levels in all areas of our sport.

New Floodlights: Kettering: KTH- Kettering Town Harriers new floodlights official switch on

Tuesday April 5 2016 NNL-160504-212928009

New Floodlights: Kettering: KTH- Kettering Town Harriers new floodlights official switch on Tuesday April 5 2016 NNL-160504-212928009

“It will also benefit the whole Kettering community and put us on a sure footing going forward.

“We will be able to host more events in future and already arranged for four evening floodlit open meetings this year.

“For the first time we have been able to host an evening veterans league match outside of a small window in the few weeks surrounding the longest night of the year.”