CARLTON ANNOUNCE THE 16 TEAMS ACCEPTED FOR THE PROPOSED CITY COURIERS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT.
Carlton Town have this evening revealed the 16 teams set to take place in a football tournament if the season is curtailed due to the pandemic, but if restrictions are lifted to enable football to be played and spectators are allowed in, the proposed tournament, the brain child of joint Carlton Town Manager Tommy Brookbanks (pictured) is set to take place, hopefully in April and May with speculation growing that some restrictions will be lifted at around Easter.
With massive falls in the infection rate in recent days and nearly 15 Million people vaccinated now, the local football family including players, supporters and even match officials are hoping they can finally come out of lockdown.
The proposed tournament received a massive boost last week when City Couriers Direct were secured as sponsors by Brookbanks and Carlton Chairman Mick Garton who is Vice Chairman of the new tournament.
Chairman of the proposed tournament Dick Durant as been working hard behind the scenes this week to finalise the 16 teams who will be seeded to determine two equally balanced leagues.
Whether it becomes two groups of 8 or 4 leagues of 4 will depend on and if and when restrictions are lifted and the organisation Commitee have different models in mind depending on the all important time factor.
Admission for all games will be £5 Adults, £3 concessions and £1 for Children and the final and a proposed separate presentation hosted by the sponsors will take place at Carlton Town.
Brookbanks has done the press rounds speaking to both the non league paper and Gedling Eye about the new tournament and this website understands, more press is being lined up should the tournament get the go ahead., he believes that it will give everyone involved with local football a much needed boost, in particular with many people suffering with mental health problems after spending months in lockdown.
To comfirm our social media post the 16 teams involved are as follows.
Carlton Town, Basford United, Ilkeston Town, Gresley Rovers, Dunkirk Fc, Rainworth MW, Gedling MW, Eastwood CFC, Hucknall Town, Radford Fc, Southwell City, Clipstone Fc, Linby Colliery Fc, Kimberley MW, Awsworth Villa Fc, Blidworth Welfare Fc.
Further details are expected to follow after Boris Johnson announcement towards the end of February and following subsequent league decisions, but at least supporters can now see there is meat on the bone and it will be all systems go if it gets the go ahead.
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