FEBRUARY NEWS LETTER
Preparations are underway for the installation of our new Practice Nets. A small gang of volunteers have been clearing away the old ones over recent weekends. Also, to enable the new larger nets to be accommodated, the Nomads football club have re-marked the pitch to a slightly smaller size – thanks are due to Peter Eady for their cooperation.
The newly formed “Commercial Committee” has now met in order to work out ways of raising much needed revenue. Although we are very grateful for the substantial funding for the new Nets and Covers by SUEZ Community Trust, the Club is left having to raise over £3,500 towards the overall costs. Further opportunities of sponsorship are being publicised, including on the website. An example is for Company signage on the new covers – please contact Jim Lyon if you would like to support the Club in this or any other way.
We are pleased to announce that the 1st XI Captain for the 2018 season is Chris Perkins to be supported by the comparative veteran, Tim Robinson, as Vice-Captain – congratulations to both and best wishes for the season.
A pre-season friendly has been arranged for Saturday 14th April when we will host the Old Grammarians.
Full details of all fixtures are at www.nclgrounds.co.uk.
Fixtures for 2018 will be announced at the end of March following the Higham League AGM. Ahead of them, the U9s provisional tournament dates are:
10th June at Finedon24th June at Wollaston1st July at Irthlingborough
8th July at Rushden15th July at Thrapston
Registration Nights, provisionally, Wednesday 18th April and Friday 20th April to be confirmed next time.
Reminder from last month – held at Kettering Science Academy (NN15 7AA).
From Sunday 25th February to Sunday 8th April, 4pm – 5.30pm for U11 and U13
and 5.30pm – 7pm for U15, U17 and Seniors. New players very welcome!
Our new Social Secretary, Sarah Wilkinson, has many plans in the pipeline which we will publicise in due course here and on the website. The date for the Annual Dinner remains to be agreed with our speaker, sometime in early April.
Stuart Hardy (01933 675921), Jim Lyon (07931 336125) or Bill Chudley (01933 679260) will be happy to help with bookings or provide information about our excellent facilities which are available for meetings, parties, weddings, wakes etc. To keep up-to-date with all that is happening at the Club, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter.