Kettering FC ready for first home game

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Kettering FC play their first-ever home game this evening and they are calling on all football fans to join them for the occasion.

The new club, which was formed by Kettering Town supporters unhappy at last year’s relocation to Nene Park, saw their under-18 play their first game at Eynesbury in the Northants Senior Youth League last week as they suffered a 2-1 defeat.

Tonight, they take on Rothwell Corinthians at Raunds Town’s Kiln Park (7.45pm) where they are playing their home games on a temporary basis as they continue their quest to find a permanent headquarters in Kettering.

The club’s acting commercial and marketing manager Simon Cox said “We welcome people to come and join us for our first-ever game at Raunds and celebrate our first-ever game in the County.

“Although we are playing at Raunds for the foreseeable future, we are focused on bringing the club back to the town and are actively working on plans which we will unveil as soon as we can.

“In the meantime, we welcome football fanatics to come and see our first game against Rothwell Corinthians.

“There is a great deal of togetherness in grass routes football with many volunteers putting in hours of unpaid of work for the love of their club as well as players knowing each other through the local football network.

“We would like to invite everyone together for our first home game and promote non-league football as a whole.

“These are exciting times for the club and the hard work and planning by many volunteers has paid off.

“We are delighted to have a team from Kettering playing football with an open-door policy and at a sustainable level and we welcome people to come and see our debut in the county.”

The Kettering FC players are pictured shaking hands with their Eynesbury opponents before their first-ever game - Picture by Paul Cooke