Rothwell Corinthians’ delight at Skip of Gold cash

Claire Armstrong, marketing manager of Mick George, Mick Whittemore, chairman, David Rhinds, committee member, and Peter Kennelly, senior sales executive of Mick George
Claire Armstrong, marketing manager of Mick George, Mick Whittemore, chairman, David Rhinds, committee member, and Peter Kennelly, senior sales executive of Mick George
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A football club is celebrating after winning £1,000 in a competition run to boost sports teams in the aftermath of last year’s Olympics.

Rothwell Corinthians have landed the prize after winning a readers’ vote run by Mick George Skips of Peterborough and the Northants Telegraph.

The Corinthians have suffered a number of break-ins recently, and club officials say they are delighted to have the funding boost.

Lots of local clubs and associations were nominated for the scheme which was devised to provide extra cash to help with training, equipment, kit or similar in order to help the current and next generations of sports stars.

Mark Budworth, who is club secretary at the Corinthians said: “I think it will go on a variety of things.

“We have had quite a tough year and most of the work that goes on at the club is voluntary.

“The money is likely to be for some new equipment to make the day-to-day running of the teams a little easier.”

He admitted the club was surprised to have secured the funding, adding: “We’re over the moon.

“It’s a really big boost for a club like ours.”

Claire Armstrong, marketing manager at Mick George Ltd, said the company believed it was important to support communities in the area it serves.

She added: “We are thrilled for the Rothwell Corinthians that they won the Skip of Gold, particularly as they have suffered some unfortunate setbacks in recent times.

“We wish them all the best going forward.”