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


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