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Northampton Town making trip to remember a special young man

12 May 2017

Northampton Town will travel to Evo-Stik Southern League side Frome Town in pre-season to show the club's support for the SpecialEffect charity and to remember one of their ambassadors.

SpecialEffect are one of the club's official charity partners and Frome Town supporter and SpecialEffect ambassador Tom Clark sadly passed away last year, and the game will be played his memory.

SpecialEffect help people with physical disabilities to play and enjoy video games. By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, they find a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities. Their work helps bring families and friends together, having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

"With my links with SpecialEffect, and Tom and Frome Town being so involved with the charity, when asked, it was an easy decision to agree to this fixture, particularly as it gives is the chance to remember and pay tribute to a very special young man," said Chairman Kelvin Thomas.

Manager Justin Edinburgh added, "This is an ideal game for us in terms of that stage of our preparation, and if it helps the charity and gives everyone the opportunity to remember Tom then so much the better.

"We were looking for an away game against opposition from this level as we return from our training camp in Spain, and we are looking forward to travelling to Frome in support of an excellent cause."

The game will be played on Tuesday July 18th with a 7.30pm kick off.

More details on the life of the amazing Tom Clark can be found here

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