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February 7, 2021


Joint Carlton Town Manager Tommy Brookbanks and Chairman Mick Garton are delighted to comfirm that they have secured a sponsor for the proposed end of season tournament if their league season gets curtailed as looks highly likely.

Tommy Brookbanks whose idea it was to hold such a tournament made initial contact with a potential sponsor and after extensive talks this week, Carlton Chairman Mick Garton who is also Vice Chairman of the proposed tournament can comfirm that an outline deal as been agreed with “City Couriers Direct Ltd”

Garton told us” Obviously the tournament remains very much a hope rather than a reality at the moment, as we still don’t know what is happening with the Non League football season or when Boris will ease lockdown”

” I can comfirm a lot of work is going on behind the scenes, both in setting up media coverage and coming up with different senarios depending on different potential start dates”

“If the tournament is to go ahead, it will be in the name of City Couriers Direct who have shown their commitment by putting down a deposit to secure sponsorship for what they believe is a fantastic idea”

“They had some key requirements in terms of getting involved around the media side of it and have insisted there will be a presentation night at Carlton Town on a date soon after the tournament ends when they will present trophies to the player of the tournament from each club whom have entered and hopefully prize money along with medals for the winners and runners up, once we know the tournament is a reality, we will firm up the details at a steering meeting” continued Garton.

Chairman of the proposed tournament Dick Durant was delighted with the news and told us ” Hopefully that will benefit the chosen Charity as well, as we can direct the £50 entry fees in that direction if we managed to get everything covered”

“Most clubs who have committed have paid their entry fees and I stress that if the tournament can not go ahead, monies will be refunded, but we now have to put down a deadline of 6pm on Tuesday night for teams to pay their £50 fee, if they have not done so, we will go to our reserve list of clubs wanting to take part who unfortunately got in touch after the 16 places had gone” comfirmed Durant.

On the back of that, this website understands the 16 teams will be comfirmed this coming week and finally we asked for a statement from the sponsors City Couriers Direct whom Garton and Durant are both looking forward to working closely with.

Spokesman Thomas Claypole told us “we are proud to be associated with the new football tournament aimed at supporting local clubs who will hopefully be able to play in a competitive environment in these trying times”

“Our thanks to Mick Garton and the leagues organising committee for accepting our offer to be the tournaments main sponsor and we look forward to becoming an active and supportive partner of the “City Couriers Direct Football Tournament”

“City Couriers Direct Ltd are a locally based national courier offering logistics solutions to a variety of major UK suppliers. As the partner of choice to many of the UK’s same day or multi drop delivery specialists, we also offer pick and pack ecommerrce and warehousing solutions to the UK logistics industry, please contact us on 01246 541937 or e mail us at” said a delighted and excited Claypole who is really hoping the tournament gets the green light.




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