Thursday, July 25, 2024

SK Charity Cup football tournament gets ready for kick off

The draw has been made and fixtures confirmed for this year’s South Kesteven Charity Cup tournament.

Organised by football fan Cllr Ian Selby, the tournament was first held in 2019 as a way of bringing communities together through sport.

Now in its fourth year – the 2022 tournament did not take place due to Covid – the event has cemented its place in the South Kesteven sporting calendar.

This year it will once again be providing competitive pre-season games for local sides – and raising money for local charities at the same time. Taking part will be the defending champions Sleaford Town, along with Grantham Town, Harrowby United and Deeping Rangers.

Each club has nominated a charity to benefit from the fund-raising. They are:

  • Sleaford Town – Rainbow Stars
  • Grantham Town – Grantham Disabled Children’s Society
  • Harrowby United – Grantham Autistic Information Network
  • Deeping Rangers – Dementia Support South Lincs

The 2024 tournament will also be in memory of Grantham man Mick Massingham who sadly passed away late last year. Mick was a member of the Charity Cup Committee and long-time supporter of grassroots football in the area.

Mick was involved in local football for more than 60 years. He was with Lincoln City as a teenager and his playing career also included spells with Grantham Town and Sleaford Town.

Cllr Selby said: “Mick was a true legend in the local football world and it is a fitting tribute that this year’s South Kesteven Charity Cup will be played in his honour.

“Not only has this competition raised thousands for local charities over the years, it also helps local clubs with vital pre-season training and contributes to some wonderful community spirit.”

The draw:

Saturday 13th July, KO 3pm
Deeping Rangers vs Grantham Town FC
Haydon Whitham Stadium, Outgang Road, Towngate East, Market Deeping

Saturday 13th July, KO 3pm
Harrowby United vs Sleaford Town FC
JRL Brickwork Stadium, Dickens Road, Grantham

Saturday 20th July, from 12 noon

Final Fun Day
3rd / 4th place play-off kick-off 12 noon
Final kick-off 3pm
South Kesteven Stadium, Trent Road, Grantham

 

Image credit: Stock.adobe.com/anekoho

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Advertisment












Latest posts

Communities share in a further £270,000 funding round

Community projects, sports clubs, parish councils, and village halls have been given a share in £270,000 through Lincolnshire Community Foundation's Grassroots scheme. The scheme has...

Lincoln’s London Camera Exchange welcomes new models from CANON with pre-order deal

Lincoln's London Camera Exchange is preparing to offer the recently annouced new models from CANON, with a half price Lexor 128GB CF Express card...

Charity Ball raises over £5,000 for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

A huge thank you has been given to Michelle, Amber and Sarah for holding a charity ball at the Bentley Hotel, Lincoln, in memory...

Lincolnshire fat-fighting footballers raise funds for charity

Men in Scunthorpe and Boston participating in an FA-accredited football-based weight loss programme have continued their charitable fundraising efforts by raising £2,000 between them...

Council remains committed to exploring cinema for Sleaford

North Kesteven District Council is continuing to explore opportunities to invest in a refreshed vision for the Heart of Sleaford, centred on renewed aspirations to...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close