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Saints (Brackley) Community Trust
For some years now Brackley Town Football Club has received charitable funds from the National League Trust to use for community projects. The NL Trust has expressed a hope that member clubs would all in due course establish their own charities for work within the community. With the invaluable help of the South Northants Volunteer Bureau, whose services fortunately come free and to whom the trustees are immensely grateful, this has now been done.
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Friday 24th September was Macmillan’s 2021 Coffee Morning and with hundreds of events taking place up and down the country, Carole Adkins, the wife of Robin one of our walking football reliables at Brackley had a novel approach to raising money by baking cakes for Brackley Town’s walking footballers for them to enjoy after their Friday morning session.
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Gordon was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in early 2019. MND is a cruel disease that hits indiscriminately robbing you of the ability to walk and talk and ultimately to function at all. Gordon faced the disease in a way that inspired all around him.
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It’s been a great weekend for Brackley Town’s walking footballers.
Brackley Town’s walking football team known as the “Senior Saints” rounded off an excellent weekend of competitive football by winning the Over 60s Walking Football Tournament held at Daventry Town FC.
On Saturday, the “Senior Saints” beat neighbours Bicester Fossils 3-0 in a Regional round of the WFA Walking Football Cup and now wait to see who they will be drawn against in the next round and with the likes of Wimbledon, Oxford United and Leyton Orient in our region the next round will be exciting.
On Sunday, at Daventry Town’s Super 6 Football Tournament the “Senior Saints” progressed through the robin round group stage against the likes of Rushden & Diamonds , Sheffield, Moulton, and Northampton Town to reach the Quarter Finals where they faced and beat Burtonwood 2-0 on penalties. In the Semi-Final our “Senior Saints” beat Moulton and in the Final against Northampton Town the game again went to penalties with Steve Watson and Peter Cross scoring to give Brackley Town’s walking footballers the victory and another trophy.
Well done you “Senior Saints”
Walking Football takes place twice a week at Brackley Town FC - from 10:30am to 11:30am on Tuesdays & Fridays. Ideal for the Over 50s as a way of staying active, having fun and playing the game we love. We have players who are in their 70s and who play twice a week - so if you would like to try walking football then come along and join in.