11 June 2010

With the World Cup nearly here, there’s no better time for people to dust off their football boots and start playing again.

Northamptonshire Sport has partnered up with The FA and GOALS Soccer Centre on Mereway to provide a corporate league for businesses in Northampton and it even comes with a corporate price tag attached. Normally prices range from £40 per team, however you can access the league plus the facilities up on Mereway for just £25 per team (per week) – this means that between seven players, with the formation of roll-on, roll-off subs, this works out at a very affordable £3.50 per person.

The league starts on Monday 21st June. The games kick off at 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information or to book your team in to see if you can be the best in Northampton contact Lizzi England, Northamptonshire Sport 01604 236361 or email eengland@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Additional information:

One of 49 county sports partnerships, Northamptonshire Sport is a partnership of local and national organisations working together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in Northamptonshire. The Northamptonshire Sport Core Team is hosted by Northamptonshire County Council and its activities are funded through Sport England Lottery grant and by local and national partners

Sport Unlimited is a Sport England three-year funded programme and aims to provide a range of attractive and sustainable opportunities in sporting activities for young people from the ‘semi sporty’ population segment to take part in an additional 2 – 3 hours of sport during term time. ‘Semi sporty’ is defined as those young people who are currently undertaking only 2 or 3 hours of sport a week and need additional support and encouragement to reach 5 hours each week.

Sport Unlimited is trying to bring about a behavioural change for young people by targeting the ‘semi sporty’ types to encourage them to take part in regular ‘out of school’ and community sport activities. Nationally, the programme aims to target 900,000 young people aged 5 – 19 years to take up an additional 2 – 3 hours sport activity each week.

Northamptonshire Sport is committed to ensuring that sport, physical activity and recreation across Northamptonshire is both safe and inclusive.