Corby Town pre-season games
The Steelmen's programme ahead of a new challenge starts with a game at Blaby & Whetstone on Saturday July 8, and then a game at Quorn on July 12.
Brackley Town visit Steel Park on July 15, followed by games at Wellingborough Town ( July 18 ) and Cogenhoe United ( July 25 ). The Premier League Legends game at Steel Park is on Sunday July 30 at 2pm, followed by the visit of AFC Rushden and Diamonds on Friday August 4 at 7:45pm.
Corby Town's new season in the Northern Premier League Division One (South) is due to begin on the weekend of August 12.
Blackwave in Brazil
Players from Corby's Stewarts and Lloyds rugby union side have flown out to Brazil to deliver an outreach programme to communities using the sport.
It follows on from efforts to build rugby union in the country following the sevens competition that made its debut in the Rio Olympics last year.
S & L staff raised £1,000 through online crowdfunding for sports equipment that will be left with the schools and clubs they work with.
Evans savours first pro title
Local golfer Ryan Evans clinched his first professional title recently on the European Challenge Tour.
A round of 64 was Ryan's best score as he won the Turkish Airlines Challenge in Belek by four shots.
The last round became a tussle with the Finnish player Pulkannen which Ryan emerged in first place from 21 under par for the tournament.
The 30 year-old from the Corby area is in his third season on the tour - he finished in the top 60 of the sport's Open Championship last year.
Bell becomes manager at Steelmen
A new manager and assistant boss have been confirmed at Corby Town.
The news came through in the week that David Bell, who played for the Steelmen in the campaign just completed and was assistant to Gary Mills - had been given the job.
The former Coventry and Norwich man is tasked with re-building the club's on the pitch fortunes after another relegation. David Bell will be assisted by Rob Gould, who's had previous experience at a number of non league clubs.
Steve Kinniburgh who took charge of the team for the last few games of the season is retained within the club in a new director of football role that includes managing the club's academy.
Meanwhile the club were boosted by the news that they had won betting firm MarathonBet's competition to find the season's best goal celebration in the non-league game.
Jason Lee's celebration which saw him take a sup of a fan's pint on the sideline, in the game with Mickleover earlier this year, won an online vote.
It means the club will receive £10,000 and a game will be arranged at Steel Park against a team of Premier League Legends.
Saturday Sport - Apr 22
Corby Town finished in the relegation places of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier after a suprise defeat at Coalville on the last day of the season.
The Steelmen came into the game with a good travelling following and off the back of two vital wins over the Easter Weekend.
However Coalville raced into a 2-0 lead inside the first twenty minutes and Corby were unable to properly respond, seeing defender Aaron Brown sent off in the second half as they were beaten 4-1.
Sutton Coldfield got the point they needed at Workington in a 0-0 draw that put Corby in the drop zone.
Afterwards caretaker manager Steven Kinniburgh said the bulk of his squad was not responsible overall for Corby's relegation, having been put together towards the middle of the season.
He added that it would be in the hands of the club's board as to whether he continued with the first team in the next campaign.
There was better news from Stewarts & Lloyds RFC as their final game of the season was a 123-0 win at Aylestone St James, meaning the "Blackwave" finished the season as their division's champions.