London owner David Hughes outlines the ambitions following the Wimbledon move

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London Broncos owner David Hughes wants the club to aim for 5,000 fans a match in three years in their new home at Wimbledon.

The club recently completed the move to AFC Wimbledon’s new home, Cherry Red Records Stadium. Prior to that, the club played at Ealing Trailfinders, which had been their home since 2016.

Hughes hopes the stadium can play a key role in the club’s long-term future. They are heading for a transition period. The squad is part-time and the club is adapting to Jermaine Coleman’s new coaching style.

The longtime chairman of the Broncos told the club’s website: “Plow Lane, or to give it the proper name of Cherry Red Records Stadium, will give us the opportunity to develop an audience over a period that will eventually see the club become self-sufficient, or very close to being so.

“5000 fans in three years should be the goal. That’s where we need to be and we have the best chance of achieving that in the Wimbledon area and with the AFC Wimbledon Football Club as partners in my opinion.

“This is not going to be easy. It will not happen from one day to the next. There will be occasions where it may not seem to work, but we need every supporter of our club, every fan of the big one. sport Rugby League in the south east of England, to stand behind this move and help make the most of this opportunity we are presented with. ”

London still has the Super League dream

Hughes also spoke about the club’s hopes on the pitch, saying they hope to lay the groundwork for a future Super League return.

He added: “In order for our club to return to the Super League and revive some of the memories we all have, there must be a period of rebuilding, laying a strong foundation, and that period is starting now, but we need you all to help us make this work.

“I have appointed a young, highly regarded head coach who impresses me with his enthusiasm during the transition to part-time and I am really pleased with the squad we have put together on the budget we have allocated to him.

“There are some very talented players in there along with the experienced older heads that each team should have with the younger players.

“We also have a number of hungry ‘project’ players who could prove to be wise signatures from the league below us. There is no doubt that at times we will face sides that are much stronger than us and we will be need to tighten up and give our players the support they need in every game of the coming season. “

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