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Corby Town Cheque Presentation for Walking Football Tournament 2023

Corby Town Cheque Presentation for Walking Football Tournament 2023

On Wednesday 16th August, Mayor Leanne Buckingham along with other town councillors, presented Corby Town FC with a cheque for £2k after they were awarded a community grant to purchase equipment and aid with initial running costs to supply the community of Corby with well organised walking football.

This provides men and woman over the age of 50 in Corby to have safe exercise within a social environment. Not only does it provide participation for old footballers, walking football is recommended in some instances by the NHS in aiding people who are recovering from long term ailments and injuries.

Chair of the Finance Committee Simon Rielly said "We were delighted to be able to award this grant to help with ongoing costs. Exercise is key not only physically, but mentally as walking football provides a social aspect as well"

Cllrs Alison Dalziel and Martyn Reuby were also delighted to present the winner and runner up trophies to Corby Town FC's walking football tournament earlier in the month at Steel Park. The Tournament was open to all teams with participants over 50 years of age.

Posted: Tue, 08 Aug 2023 10:58 by Clerk

Tags: Community, Grants, Mayor