WHITE Ensign are set to groundshare with Great Wakering Rovers next season.

The Eastern Senior League Division One South side have been playing their home fixtures at Basildon Sporting Village this term, but they have agreed to groundshare with the Isthmian North side at Burroughs Park ahead of the new campaign.

And Wakering chairman Dave Patient, who is good friends with White Ensign player-manager Brett Munyard, believes the move is beneficial for both clubs.

“I am very pleased to confirm that White Ensign will groundshare with us at Burroughs Park next season,” said Patient.

“The proposal was put forward and it has now been ratified by the FA.

“White Ensign will be our tenants and I think it’s great news for everyone concerned.

“I have a good relationship with Brett Munyard already and I think that the relationship between the two clubs will only get better by groundsharing.

“I’m sure we will work well together and I’m looking forward to them joining us at Burroughs Park, where we have fantastic facilities.”

White Ensign, who are enjoying their first season in the Eastern Senior League Division One South and are currently fifth in the standings, were forced to relocate to Basildon Sporting Village ahead of the current campaign.

However, the Basildon Sporting Village pitch has proved troublesome at times and the club will now move closer to their Southend roots thanks to joining forces with Wakering at Burroughs Park.