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Boro Legend - Upex Makes Big Comeback

  Boro internationals Stewy Downing and Jonathan Woodgate heralded the comeback of another world class Boro legend this afternoon. Upex Pies are back in town. For pie-loving Teessiders, an old flame has made a much-anticipated reappearance. The comeback of the legendary Upex Pie has been creating a storm on social media – and today the hungry hordes finally got their fill. There were queues right down the street as Upex pies went back on sale. And a couple of Boro legends, ....

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Centre Celebrates Boro Link With Grass Roots Boost

Cleveland Centre has celebrated its new partnership with Middlesbrough Football Cub by backing local junior footballers. Already a Captain of Boro’s charitable arm, the MFC Foundation, Middlesbrough’s biggest shopping centre has now strengthened its links with the commercial arm of the club by becoming a member of the MFC Business Club. To celebrate, Cleveland Centre has become the new sponsor of Whinney Banks Under-11s, who play in the top flight of seven divisions within the ....

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Middlesbrough Fc Host Show Racism The Red Card Educational Event

On Tuesday, November 17, Championship outfit Middlesbrough FC will be joining Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) at the Riverside Stadium to teach young people about the dangers of racism. The event with Middlesbrough FC will run from 9.30am to 3.10pm. First team players from Middlesbrough FC and other special guests will attend the event to appear on a Q & A panel. Pupils from a number of local schools, who will take part in a range of anti-racism workshops, see a screening of the SRtRC ....

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Harry Pearson To Speak At Inaugural Sports History Event

Acclaimed sports writer, journalist and Boro fan, Harry Pearson will be guest speaker at the inaugural event of the British Society of Sports History’s (BSSH) North East & Yorkshire Network. The Symposium takes place at Teesside University [Clarendon Building] on Saturday, November 14, in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project. Open to all, the free event is the first by the BSSH’s new North East and Yorkshire ....

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Maddo Giving Booze The Boot For A Dry January

A Boro legend is giving booze the boot for a month – and he’s urging others to follow suit. Neil ‘Maddo’ Maddison will be kicking the drink into touch as part of the annual Dry January health drive. And he’s getting the ball rolling ahead of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week later this month to give as many people as possible the chance to make a similar pledge. Middlesbrough Council, in partnership with Balance, the North East Alcohol office, is ....

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Join The Boro Book Club

  Boro’s players are inviting fans to join the Boro Book Club and celebrate the joy of reading to show support for the Middlesbrough Reading Campaign. The likes of George Friend, Adam Clayton and Adam Forshaw are championing the importance of reading and literacy skills for people of all ages. The Boro team are helping spread the message that good literacy skills underpin success in future life, including in relationships, education and employment. And now, we want you to ....

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Mfc Memories At Central Library

  Boro fans are invited to attend Middlesbrough Football Club Memories coffee morning at the town’s Central Library.   The event takes place in the Reference Library this morning from 10.30am-12.30pm. It is free to attend and there is no need to book.   Visitors can view old photographs and keepsakes of the club, chat about the highs, lows and other memorable moments with other fans and all are encouraged to bring their own club memorabilia, whether it’s an old ....

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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 ....

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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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