Jimmy’s trust forges links with Steelmen

Carol-Anne Kane with Corby Town players during the official partnership launch on November 1. Photo: Natalie Milne
Carol-Anne Kane with Corby Town players during the official partnership launch on November 1. Photo: Natalie Milne

The chairman of Corby Town Football Club says a new partnership with the Jimmy Kane Trust will be a massive boost.

The trust was set up after the death of the former Corby councillor, chairman of the football club and town stalwart Mr Kane in 2007.

On Saturday, a presentation took place at half-time during Corby Town’s game against Redditch Utd which cemented the link between the trust and the Steelmen.

Corby Town chairman Stevie Noble said the trust would be supporting the club’s youth teams, which go all the way from under-eight to under-18 level, by providing training equipment and kits, among other things.

He added: “Jimmy’s daughter, Carol-Anne Kane, came along to help officially launch the partnership, which will help support lots of youngsters in the town. There is quite a cost involved in setting up youth teams so this is a great help.

“I can’t stress enough how important this is for the club. As a result of the partnership between us and the trust, other organisations and firms from the town, like Wise Up For Work and Alpha Tankers, have got involved.”

The trust was set up following the death of Mr Kane and had a mission to benefit young footballers in the town.