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Deal struck to allow Thamesmead Town to share Princes Park with Dartford for 5 years

PUBLISHED: 14:23 09 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:23 09 March 2017

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The deal also offers the chance for Dartford’s younger players to get regular games in a competitive environment and at their home ground

Thamesmead Town are to share Princes Town with Dartford for the next five years, it has emerged.

Discussions with the Isthmian League Division One North outfit, located eight-and-a-half miles from the Darts’ home ground, have been ongoing for several months.

As well as assisting Thamesmead in re-locating from their previous home at Bayliss Avenue, the two clubs are expected to benefit from an arragement to allow some of Dartford’s younger players to get regular games in a competitive environment and at their home ground.

A club spokesperson said: “This will allow Tony and his management team to keep a closer eye or our players of the future.

“As a club, we know all too well what it is like to have to share another club’s facilities.

“With your support, we hope to make Princes Park a genuine home from home and with incentives to be announced shortly by Thamesmead, allow Dartford fans, who don’t travel to away games, the opportunity of watching more games at Princes Park, plus being able to watch some of our young stars of the future on occasions.

“This arrangement is also an opportunity to improve the financial stability of the club, helping us achieve our ultimate goal of becoming a stable and sustainable National League club.”

The Darts are currently third in the National League South, eyeing promotion via the play-offs.

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