18.07.2016 - Fun, Fun, Fun at New Partners Open Day
The summer has seemed like an eternity for Cobblers supporters, who have been eagerly awaiting the start of the new season at the dizzy heights of League 1. This Saturday (23rd July) they take a step closer, with the club opening its gates at Sixfields for a day of fun and games.
A host of activities are planned for the Family Fun Day, with fans getting their first glimpse of the new replica home kit, new signings and the revitalised Mick George Family Enclosure.
The fun will get under way at 10am with spectators given the opportunity to enjoy an open training session, as manager Rob Page and his staff put the first team squad through their paces. It won’t all be serious training though, as the squad will also test their ability when taking on the Mick George ‘Skip Challenge’ that Cobblers fans will enjoy as the new half time entertainment for all home fixtures.
Cobblers fans won't just be watching the action; they will be encouraged to take part as well. Supporters will be invited to participate in a penalty shoot out on the pitch against the first team squad at 11.15am, while all Gullivers Junior Cobblers members* will be welcomed on to the pitch to play in a special match against the first team. That game is scheduled to kick off at 11.30am.
The League 2 trophy will be on show in the Grosvenor 1897 Suite for supporters to have their picture taken, while the players will also be meeting supporters and will be available for photos and autographs from 12.30pm.
There will also be plenty of stalls and fun activities for the entire family taking place throughout the day and admission is FREE! Included in the line up are visits from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue, Northamptonshire Police, a bouncy castle, face painting and a chance to take on the brand new Mick George ‘Inflatable Shootout’.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’We’re looking forward to the occasion, it presents the first opportunity for us to engage with everyone connected to the club before the real action gets underway next month.’’
Stump Continued: ‘’It’s rare that supporters are able to get as close to their footballing idols, let alone play alongside or get on the hallowed turf, so it’s a credit to the club for organising such an event.’’