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NOTTS COUNTY AND JUVENTUS NEXT UP AT STOKE LANE!

May 15, 2023

NOTTS COUNTY AND JUVENTUS NEXT UP AT STOKE LANE!

Carlton Town’s community month will come to a conclusion this coming Saturday 20th May when Notts County Supporters take on Juventus supporters in a charity event at 2pm at The Bill Stokeld Stadium.

Forever Stars had a successful afternoon at the ground on Sunday with Chairman Mick Garton, Boatsy , Lou Lardi and Tim Bee among those supporting the day.

Carlton take pride in their role in the community and a number of events including the Ukraine Trophy for Peace day and the fantastic foodbank collection are among the events that have been held in recent weeks.

The women’s cup final on Tuesday 23rd May will be the last event on the main pitch until July but before that is Saturday’s big supporters game .

Matt Lawson from Notts County explains more .

Notts County v Juventus Fan Match

Notts County Fans FC will compete with Juventus Fans FC for the Tom Savage Memorial Trophy at Carlton Town FC on Saturday 20 May (kick-off 2pm).

The special relationship between Notts and Juventus is well known to football fans around the world. It can be traced back to the early 1900s, when Nottingham-born Turin resident Tom Savage gave Juventus a batch of Notts kits as a replacement. Juventus were so impressed with the stripes they decided to keep them as their home kit and have played in them ever since.

The two football communities were further strengthened in September 2011, when Juventus invited us to play in the opening game at their new stadium. The match finished 1-1 and this extraordinary gesture signalled to the rest of the world the unique bond between the clubs.

The Notts team will be managed on the day by Matt Lawson and coaches Julian Wilson and Alan Higgott, captained by Ian Baggott. The Juventus team will consist of players from England and Italy and will be managed by Antoni Sorgi alongside captain Riki Canningham.

There will also be a display of information to remember the 39 Juventus fans who lost their lives at Heysel Stadium on 29 May 1985.

As this is an event celebrating the Notts and Juventus fanbase communities, the admission will be free of charge. The event will partner up with local not-for-profit organisation Bottled up Blokes to encourage positive men’s mental health – something playing football can really help towards. Fans interested in updates can follow @nottsfansteamfc on Twitter, Notts County Fans FC on Instagram and the club’s social media pages.

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