Praise for district’s community minded football club

Following last year’s success in winning the FA Trophy, Brackley Town FC have scored a major off-pitch accolade after being labelled the Football Foundation’s Community Club of the Year.

Published: Thursday, 23rd May 2019

On Tuesday, 14 May, club chairman Francis Oliver was presented with the honour during the National Game Awards held at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.

South Northamptonshire Council chairman, Cllr Rosie Herring praised the club for its continued success. She said: “How many sports clubs take it upon themselves to tackle isolation in the community?

“Brackley Town do just that with weekly coffee mornings and monthly lunches for the elderly and isolated people in the town and surrounding villages.

“That’s on top of the great work they do to attract a diverse range of people to the sport through their youth, women’s and walking football teams.

“The sense of community has always been strong in Brackley and I am a strong believer that institutions like Brackley Town are part of the cement that holds us together.”

This week Christian Pulisic, who once played for Brackley Town’s under-8s, was signed by Chelsea for £58million.