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PUTTING A SMILE ON ROWLAND'S FACE

Club made a surprise visit with the League 2 play off final trophy

21 October 2020

The Northampton Town Community Trust surprised another fan with the chance to have their picture with the Sky Bet League Two play-off trophy!

Northampton Town Community Trust are one of 32 EFL clubs to take part in the tackling loneliness programme in order to try and help the older generation who may be lonely, especially with current circumstances.

This time it was the turn of long-time supporter, Rowland Jordan. Unfortunately, Rowland has been very ill recently but seeing the trophy really did give him the boost he needed.

The Cobblers is a running theme within Rowland’s family, he got to his first match back in 1949 before he was even a year old, and he carried on that tradition with his two sons, Scott and Thomas, both of whom witnessed the Cobblers playing at the County Ground before they were one years old!

Rowland himself played a big part in getting the Cobblers name out worldwide as he sponsored a team in Africa and provided over 300 people with Cobblers kits in Gambia, as well as kitting out the Gambian FA with referee kits from Pete Walton!

Rowland’s son, Scott, was delighted with the visit from Northampton Town FC Community Trust and having the opportunity to see the trophy, “It was brilliant to see my father with a smile on his face again, in February he was given six months to live and he is still here, he doesn’t get out of bed very much anymore but as soon as he saw that trophy he was straight out! It really did mean the world to him and I cannot thank you all enough.”

For more information on the Tackling Loneliness project run by Northampton Town FC Community Trust please get in touch with project officer, Bob Allen, at bob.allen@ntfc.co.uk


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