Hinchingbrooke Cup Donation
After a thrilling climax to the Hinchingbrooke Challenge Cup 2016 / 2017, that was eventually settled by a stunning volley in the dying minutes which saw Peterborough Sport’ crowned Champions, those competing in this year’s competition have been eagerly awaiting the first-round draw.
The wait is now over, with some interesting ties pulled out of the hat. All teams will fancy their chances given the notable omission from the line-up of the current holders, following their promotion. Matches are scheduled to be played before 31st October 2017.
For a third consecutive year, local construction business Mick George Ltd has vowed to provide invaluable sponsorship support. The financial provisions provided by the company in recent years has been more than sufficient and has lead the competition organisers to take the decision to make a charitable donation of the outstanding surplus funds.
£600 is to be split equally between Macmillan Cancer Support, British Heart Foundation and Mesothelioma UK, as they are the selected charities of choice for Mick George Ltd during 2017.
Established in 1894 ‘The Hinchingbrooke Challenge Cup’ holds an acclaimed heritage and is widely recognised within footballing communities stretching throughout Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.
The competition is open to teams competing at steps 5-7 of the national league pyramid system, ensuring a level of competition appropriate to playing abilities and facilities. The tournament is charity based and relies on funding and support from numerous parties.
(1) SILEBY RANGERS v DEEPING RANGERS
(3) POTTON v STOTFOLD
(5) YAXLEY v NETHERTON
(7) HUNTINGDION v ST NEOTS RESERVES
(2) WISBECH St MARY v GODMANCHESTER
(4) BOURNE v ELY CITY
(6) OAKHAM UNITED v PETERBOROUGH NS
(8) RAUNDS v EYNESBURY
Martyn Bacon, Hinchingbrooke Cup Treasurer commented: ‘’We are delighted to have obtained local sponsorship for a further year which will help safeguard this prestigious competition for the future. Mick George Ltd have been incredibly active supporting community initiatives especially in the sporting domain and it’s a pleasure to have them on board’’.
Jon Stump, Finance Director of Mick George Ltd: ‘’Throughout the years we have engaged in partnerships with a number of local football teams and sports clubs, all of which compete within this competition. For that reason, it seemed natural to offer our support to the tournament which predominantly correlates with the geographical locations that we operate’’.
Stump Continued: ‘’The Hinchingbrooke Cup has a strong reputation in the area and we hope that with our assistance this is something that can be sustained and built upon in the future. It is great to see the tournaments committee take the decision to support these charities.”