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A round up of some of the activities this week

27 March 2020

As you would expect from a community club, Northampton Town Football Club have been working hard to support the community of Northampton and beyond during this coronavirus outbreak.

During the past few days, club officials, staff and players have been making phone calls, sending videos and messages to supporters to check on their wellbeing, lift spirits or to generally help out.

Some of the highlights this week have included Keith Curle calling the following supporters:

Kenneth Chapman - 89 year old season ticket holder who is self isolating at home.

Nick Garley - Headteacher at Irthlingborough Primary School, looking after children of key workers.

Robert Halliwell - long time supporter in self isolation.

Ron Malin - 90 year old supporter who still buys his season ticket, even though he can't attend.

John Casey - a supporter since the 1960s who turns 61 on Sunday.

Chairman Kevin Thomas has also called Nev Alibone, a supporter who turned 80 last week and was joined on the call by Nicky Adams, a situation which led to some gentle ribbing when we found out that Mr Alibone's favourite player was Charlie Goode! He also spoke to Mr Derek Gardener, a long time supporter and season ticket holder.

The players have also been involved in the calls and recording video messages for supporters that are being sent out.

The Northampton Town Education programme have this week delivered many hours of education from their staff team to students from across the club's Academy, Football & Education and inclusion programmes, using a range of technology and there is plenty more to come.

Clarence has been busy doing some online maths and English that young supporters have been able to help him with while the club's Community Trust are doing some fantastic work through the #KeepCalmandCobblerOn programme of events - much of this away from the spotlight.

The club have also reached out to Northampton Borough and Northamptonshire County Councils to offer help and support in any way possible.

No one knows how long this situation will go on for, but Northampton Town Football Club will be working hard to offer as much support as we can to those in need through this period of uncertainty.

Stay well, stay safe, let's support each other and look forward to the day when we can get together again at the PTS Academy Stadium!



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