Come along to Steel Park, Corby to see 48 local football teams compete for this year’s Ashworth Cup. There will also be live bands, DJs, outside bars, a local highland dance school, a fun fair and activities for the children.
Now in its third year, the Ashworth Cup is held in honour of Corby soldier Lance Corporal James Ashworth VC, who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan after he was killed leading his fire team in an attack on an enemy compound on June 13, 2012.
Gates open at 10.30am and the football tournament kicks off at 12.30pm, when James’ mother Kerry will rename Steel Park’s Castle End terrace as ‘The James Ashworth VC Memorial Stand’ in honour of James, who played for Corby Town’s youth team as a lad.
Entrance is £2 for adults and £1 for children. Proceeds will be split between two charities, Macy's Memory and Blesma.