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Jim Headridge Remembered And Honoured

Former Middlesbrough physio, Jimmy Headridge, has been awarded a posthumous award from the Football Medical Association. Gavin Blackwell, from the FMA, presented the award to the family of Jim Headridge for ‘outstanding contribution to the medical side of football.’ Over the last few months I have been involved in arranging an award on behalf of the Football Medical Association, this being made for outstanding contribution to football. It is a posthumous award to the family of ....

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Boro And Reading Fans Say Twenty Is Plenty

Boro and Reading fans are being invited to unite for a pre match photo shoot in support of the Twenty is Plenty campaign for away fans pricing. It is our part of a national weekend of action co-ordinated by the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) whose “Twenty’s Plenty for Away Fans” campaign has saved 68,000 fans a total of £738,000 since its launch in 2013. It comes at an interesting time when Boro fans face paying Premier prices of £45 to take our ....

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North East Football Swings Into Action For Regional Cancer Charity

North East football united this week at Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Hurworth-on-Tees, to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation - on the day the Foundation announced it has now passed the £9million fundraising mark (previously £8.3 million).  The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day, sponsored by Pin Point Recruitment, is a popular fixture on the region’s golf calendar and brings together current and former representatives of Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and ....

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Police Commisioner Gets Premier Kicks With Boro

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger visited the Herlingshaw Centre, South Bank, to celebrate the launch of MFC Foundation’s extended Premier League Kicks programme. Premier League Kicks is aimed at eight- to-19 year-olds, with the principal aim of “building safer, stronger, more respectful communities through the development of young peoples’ potential”. MFC Foundation has delivered Kicks for five years, and the Cleveland Police and Crime ....

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Save Our Steel Demonstration On Sunday V Leeds

  It is a massive match in our season on Sunday v Leeds United but also a key day in the battle to keep open the Redcar steel plants. Steel workers, their families, Middlesbrough Football Club and most of all Boro fans can come together in a big show of support at Sunday\'s game to Save Our Steel. Last night and at just 24 hours notice, a couple of thousand gathered on Redcar seafront with the now silent steel works as an eerie back drop. The message of hope to all present was while ....

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North East Football Teed Up For A Great Charity Golf Day

  In just two weeks time (30 September), North East football will unite and swing into action to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day, sponsored by Pin Point Recruitment, is a popular fixture on the region’s golf calendar and brings together current and former representatives of Middlesbrough, Newcastle United and Sunderland football clubs to raise money for local people facing cancer. Organised by Sir Bobby’s ....

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Boro Pop Idol Inspires Tees Youngsters

MFC Foundation are delighted to welcome Teesside musician Jamie Tinkler to front our new ‘Gibson’s Gig’ schools project. Jamie, a long-term supporter of the Foundation, has enjoyed an extensive music career that has seen him finish third in the British qualifying competition for the Eurovision Song Contest, reach the semi-finals of Pop Idol, and wow the X Factor judges as part of boy band Avenue. And having released a succession of chart singles, Jamie, originally from ....

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Mfc Female-only Futsal - Get Involved

MFC Foundation have launched female-only futsal coaching sessions through the Premier League’s Women and Girls’ football programme. And it’s not too late to join, just come along to the Herlingshaw Centre, South Bank on Tuesdays between 4-5pm. In the few weeks of the programme, which is aimed at girls aged 13 and over, the participants have made plenty of progress, moving from the basic rules of the game to focusing on ball control with the sole of the foot and basic ....

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Boro Teens Graduate

Boro star George Friend was joined by Redcar MP Anna Turley at the graduation ceremony for this summer’s National Citizen Service participants. The evening, hosted in the Legends Lounge at the Riverside Stadium, was a chance for family and friends of the NCS students, as well as George, Anna, and a number of MFCF’s Trustees, to hear about the brilliant activities undertaken over the course of the summer. MFC Foundation’s NCS staff described to guests how 60 young adults, a ....

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Riverside Birthday Celebration

Boro recently celebrated two decades at the Riverside Stadium with a special anniversary dinner whilst raising over £2,000 for MFC Foundation. MFC Foundation patron Ali Brownlee was the host in the Riverside’s Legends Lounge and the four-course meal went down a real treat. In a night of real nostalgia everyone was captivated by short films covering the history of the Riverside and Boro’s and former home for nearly a century, Ayresome Park. There were several current ....

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Boro Draw Jimmy Floyd\'s Burton

  Boro were drawn away to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink\'s Burton Albion in the 2nd Round of the League Cup. Burton, conquerors of Blackburn Rovers in the last round, have tasted one notable giant killing in the past against Boro. They put us out 2-1 at their Pirelli Stadium in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup back in Tony Mowbray\'s managerial reign. The stand out tie of the round had to be Hartlepool\'s home tie against newly promoted AFC Bournemouth. I wonder if Lee Tomlin will be involved? ....

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Aitor Best Possible Signing For Boro

Aitor Karanka has signed a 4 year deal with Boro. Surely the best possible pre season signing. With nervous excitement building towards the big kick off this weekend all eyes have been glued to potential transfer breakthroughs. Will we finally land Rhodes, or could be Gayle or even Crouch? No it is manager Aitor Karanka signing on the dotted line for the next four years. Top news indeed. Possibly the best signing we could hope for on the Friday before the season begins, manager Aitor Karanka ....

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Mfc Announce Charity Partners For 2015-16 Season

Middlesbrough Football Club has announced its official charity partners for the forthcoming 2015-16 season. Chairman Steve Gibson personally chose South Cleveland Heart Fund to be the club’s primary charity. My Sisters Place and The Sporting Memories Foundation were also selected from a host of other applicants and will be supported by the club. Leading members of each charity were introduced to Boro players Stewart Downing and George Friend at Rockliffe Park last week. Funding ....

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Time To Collect Your Drinks Vouchers

Boro Season Card holders will be able to collect their 2015-16 free drinks vouchers from Saturday August 1 when Getafe visit the Riverside in the final pre-season friendly. Introduced two seasons ago, the popular scheme entitles Season Card holders to a free standard hot or cold beverage from concourse outlets at all home league matches. Voucher books will be available to collect from the North and East Stand Ticket Offices from 9.30am to 3pm on Saturday. They will be not be available to ....

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Middlesbrough Futsal Summer Camp

Middlesbrough Futsal Club are holding the first ever international Summer Futsal Camp this August at the brand new Middlesbrough Sports Village and former coach Damon Shaw will be back to deliver 40 hours of specialist futsal coaching to children of Middlesbrough. Shaw left for Barcelona in 2013 and has taken his UEFA B and A badges in futsal - the only Englishman to hold the qualification - and along with colleague Victor Gonzalez will be in Middlesbrough from 4-14th August. Futsal is ....

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George Friend Launches New 500k 3g Pitch

It was apt that Boro’s community champion launched a major new facility for the community with a fully refurbished half a million pound state of the art 3G pitch. Under the stewardship of MFC Foundation every part of the community from youngsters, to ladies, disabled, everyone will get the same enjoyment George Friend experienced on it yesterday with a group of local school children. With the help of George, the Deputy Mayor of Redcar and East Cleveland and also Foundation chairman ....

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Boro Sunday Starter

  Boro\'s Football League Championship opener has been shifted to a high noon Sunday kick off at Preston on Sunday 9th August for SKY TV. Boro will have the first Championship Sunday away game on Sky when our opening league fixture is moved from Saturday to Sunday 12 noon kick off at Deepdale. This will be an intriguing Championship starter between the newly promoted Lilywhites managed by Simon Grayson and fourth place finishing Boro. Play off successes versus play off Wembley fall ....

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Boro Honoured To Receive Tripadvisor Award

The club is delighted to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. When selecting Certificate of Excellence ....

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Up The Boro - Mackenzie Thorpe Charity Support

Renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe has generously donated one of his famous station posters for a charity auction.  The Middlesbrough-born artist has donated a unique version of the “Up the Boro” poster for The Beautiful Game’s charity auction on June 6th. Mackenzie has adapted his artwork to be the official poster for the “Dads vs Lads” charity football match, which will take place at Stockton Riverside College, Billingham Campus, kicking off at 1pm. A ....

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Lexus Lead The Way For 5k Riverside Run

Are you looking forward to one last event at the Riverside Stadium this month? The Riverside 5K starts and ends at the Boro stadium this Sunday. I can\'t wait. Whoever’s in the lead at Sunday’s Riverside Run, they’ll be running in the wake of one of the event’s key supporters. As a record-breaking field pounds the streets in the 2015 Cleveland Centre 5k, Race Director Scott Hydon will be keeping an eye on their progress from the lead vehicle supplied by Teesside ....

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Boro\'s Trafalgar Square Aftermath

  The Boro Supporters Club received the following letter regarding the clean up job at Trafalgar Square. It was a fantastic night down beneath Nelson on Sunday but we left many unwanted marks behind. Here is the letter in full. I am writing to you regarding the impact of the Middlesbrough fans involvement in an unauthorised activity on Trafalgar Square on Sunday 24th May 2015. Around 5000 fans arrived on Trafalgar Square during the course of the evening. Whilst we have no issue ....

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Boro Triumph Of The Youth

  The future of Middlesbrough FC is in very good hands, or feet. There was progress right through the club last season. Of course we are all still lamenting the fall of the first team at the final Wembley barrier but it has been an incredible time for the youth. Academy Manager Dave Parnaby met the press recently to discuss the Middlesbrough Academy’s unprecedented successes this season. The U-21s have won a league and cup double and the U-18s have won two league titles and have ....

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Middlesbrough #believes In Boro Ahead Of Wembley Final

Middlesbrough is being engulfed in a sea of red as the town gets behind Boro ahead of their historic Wembley play-off final. The Middlesbrough FC flag is flying proudly above the Town Hall as fans from around the globe prepare to converge on the home of football for Monday’s crunch match. A thrilling semi-final saw Boro secure an emphatic 5-1 aggregate win over fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford to set up a mouth-watering final fixture with Norwich. If Boro are victorious against ....

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Impact Of Rail Strike On London Underground

This information was issued for travellers by Transport for London. Network Rail unions have called 48 hours of country-wide industrial action on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May. If the strike goes ahead, it will affect services on Monday, Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. No Transport for London or London Underground staff will be on strike and so the vast majority of our services will run as normal. However, as some of these rely on Network Rail signals and power supply, if the industrial ....

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Wembley Sales Suspended

Ticket sales to Boro fans for the Championship Play-Off final have now been suspended. We sold almost 17,000 tickets in four hours on Monday morning and all tickets currently available have now been sold. A number have been held as a contingency for Season Card Holders who have yet to buy.  The South Stand Ticket Office will be open for Season Card Holders ONLY on Tuesday between 9:30 and 12.30 who have not yet purchased their personal ticket. The club will take payment and ....

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