21st Aug, 2019

Vella optimistic about future for Racing Club Warwick - plus new signings through the door

Ben Tyler 22nd Jul, 2019 Updated: 23rd Jul, 2019

CHAIRMAN Gary Vella is confident that a new artificial playing surface at Townsend Meadow can play a key role in taking Racing Club Warwick to the next level.

The club recently announced plans for the development, which will start at the end of the 2019/20 season in time for use in the 2020/21 campaign, adding to the new floodlit training facility at the club.

Vella believes the latest update to the Townsend Meadow site will help the club become an integral part of the local area and will aid the development of Warwick’s youth sides.

“The pitch will be a real community facility, linking in with other junior clubs and partners from within the local area to provide a facility that is accessible for all,” he said.

“It will give us a top quality playing surface for our first team, and allows Racing’s teams to host all of our training and games, expand the academy and offer facilities to other junior sides in the area.

“It is an exciting and huge project, which is just the next phase of our plans to develop Townsend Meadow into a true community hub.”

Meanwhile, the Racers have completed the signings of defensive midfielder Jean Dakouri and forward Muzzy Nduna.

28-year-old Dakouri arrives from AFC Hinckley, where he was named Players’ Player and Supporters Player of the Year last campaign, and names Coventry United and Long Buckby amongst his former clubs.

Nduna arrives after a spell at Alvechurch last season, which came after impressing for Chasetown Town in the 2017/18 season – when he finished as top scorer for the Scholars.

He opened his account in Saturday’s victory over Littleton, a game in which Dakouri also made his first bow for the Racers.

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