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Boro Real Fans Believe Premier Dreaming

A couple of weeks ago the Lord Lieutenant visited the Generation Red Family Zone at the Riverside. He was giving a royal seal of approval to all the great work going on between the football club and the community. Amongst those invited to meet the Lord Lieutenant were the three big hearted organisers, Tony Wedlake, Jennifer Fowles and Jimmy Wilson as well as some of the families assisted by the incredible Boro Real Fans Believe in Dreams. This small but amazingly active group make dreams ....


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New Injury Sees Cloughie Back On The Treatment Table

Just as his beloved Boro return to the top flight, Cloughie’s back on the treatment table. The legendary striker was immortalised in bronze in Albert Park in 2007 and has been a popular feature with football fans and park users ever since. The work captures Clough on the route he would walk from his home in Valley Road to his beloved Ayresome Park. In 2009 the 7ft statue – situated near the Dorman Museum/Cenotaph entrance – needed treatment after a stress fracture ....


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I Did It For Ali, But It Was A One-off Says Gran

A Teesside gran who took part in a 5k road race aged 81 as a tribute to ‘Voice of the Boro’ Ali Brownlee has now hung up her running shoes. Yvonne Gamble-Thompson, from New Marske, said: “I’m not a runner but I’ll do anything if I can. It was a brilliant day and I’m glad I did it. I will always remember it. I did what I set out to do and I did it for Ali but it was just a one-off.” When Boro fan Yvonne heard of the renaming of the annual ....


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Tour De Yorkshire Artist And Daughter Of Football Legend Willie Maddren Donates Picture To Fatherís Former Club

The official artist of the Tour de Yorkshire and daughter of footballing legend Willie Maddren has presented her father’s former club with one of her exclusive pieces. North Yorkshire pastel artist, Lucy Pittaway, who was chosen as the official artist for this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, has created a series of images of the local area that captured the spirit of the race. One of her pieces, named Northern Light, features a number of landmarks seen on the final stage of the race ....


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Fans Invited To Celebrate Memories Of 66 World Cup

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation and the Sporting Memories Foundation have teamed up to stage ‘1966 & the Boro’, a free public event at the Riverside Stadium celebrating the role Boro played in the historic 1966 World Cup. Fans of all ages are invited to the Hardwick Suite of the Riverside Stadium to share and capture memories of Ayresome Park staging the world’s greatest football tournament. Taking place from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Monday 20 June, the event will ....


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Chance To Bid For Mackenzie Thorpe One-off Sculpture

Organisers of the Finlay Cooper Fund are giving art lovers an opportunity to bid for a one-off sculpture donated to a Teesside charity by artist Mackenzie Thorpe. The Middlesbrough-born artist has donated the original artist proof of a sold out resin sculpture called ‘A Walk in the Past’ to a charity set up by former Middlesbrough footballer Colin Cooper and his wife Julie in memory of their son, Finlay. The charity hopes to reach the £500,000 fundraising milestone through a ....


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Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation Announce Twentieth Anniversary Dinner

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation is delighted to announce the date of their ‘Foundation 20’ anniversary dinner. Held across the hospitality suites at the Riverside Stadium, the black tie event is taking place on Friday 11 November 2016 and will celebrate the 20-year history of MFC Foundation, the official charitable arm of Middlesbrough FC. BBC radio presenter Gary Philipson is host for the evening, which will boast fine dining, music and entertainment. Guests can have ....


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Lord Lieutenant Impressed By Generation Red Family Zone

The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE, made a special visit to Boro’s award-winning Generation Red Family Zone this week. He met the team behind the ground-breaking scheme that has transformed the matchday experience for dozens of families within the East Stand at the Riverside Stadium and also talked to key partners, sponsors and some families. Already sold out for Boro’s return to the Premier League in August, the GRFZ was launched in 2013 and was an ....


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Charity Family Sunday Fun Day

Former Middlesbrough football star names will be playing in a charity football match on Sunday in aid of the children\'s heart unit fund and the sick children\'s trust. A charity game has been organised at Billingham Synthonia’s Central Avenue ground this coming Sunday in aid of the children\'s heart unit fund and the sick children\'s trust. Please do support the event in any way you can. Former Boro player Andy Campbell and ex Sunderland and Darren Williams will be playing in the ....


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Boro World Cup Memories

Following our fantastic promotion party we welcome everyone to come together this morning and reminisce about Boro and the summer the World Cup came to town. It is now 50 years since Middlesbrough\'s Ayresome Park hosted 3 World Cup first round matches. There were big improvements to the stadium, including extra seating and the erection of the Ayresome gates, now positioned outside the Riverside. One of the greatest World Cup shocks of all time took place in Middlesbrough when tiny North ....


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Appetite For A Big Week For Middlesbrough

It is a big seven days ahead for Middlesbrough with two of the biggest sporting events in recent history coming to the town. The start of stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire is on Sunday morning, a week on and Boro bid to rejoin the Premier elite with a showdown with fellow promotion chasers, Brighton on Saturday 7th. Fortunately there are offers aplenty from seventeen of the town centre’s restaurants and bars to help digest the sporting history in the making. Sir Bradley Wiggins leads ....


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Charities On Track For Ali Brownlee Riverside Runs

It\'s time to limber up and get in shape to raise funds for a good cause! Runners, walkers and charity fund-raisers are under starter’s orders for the popular 5k Riverside Run and CCG 2k Fun Run on Sunday, June 5. The RunMiddlesbrough events have proved a huge draw for local runners, and organisers are urging runners to get their entries in early before the limit of 2,000 is reached. The 5k – officially renamed the Ali Brownlee Cleveland Centre 5k earlier this month in tribute ....


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Mfc Foundation Awarded Duke Of York Community Initiative

The Community Initiative is awarded annually to organisations seen to be making a very real difference in the communities they serve. MFC Foundation, the independent charity arm of Middlesbrough Football Club, was among seven North Yorkshire community groups and a total of 34 organisations from across the United Kingdom presented the award by HRH The Duke of York, at a ceremony at the University of Huddersfield. Based in the purpose-built Willie Maddren Education Centre within the ....


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Boro Sign Up To Extra Life Health Drive

Football fans know all about extra time, but Boro supporters will soon be talking Extra Life thanks to a new health initiative. Middlesbrough Football Club is signing up to the ‘healthy settings’ scheme, which works within organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of their staff and service users. And as well as targeting Middlesbrough FC employees, the scheme will be rolled out to Boro fans across the region, and all visitors to the club’s ....


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Signed Boro Shirt For Charity

    A chance to win a slice of Boro history and support a worthwhile cause. Please get on board in a raffle of a signed and framed Boro shirt for a local charity bloodrun EVS. Message board poster Jam! organised the raffle for a charity close to his heart. He is asking fellow fmttm message boarders if they could spare a little in support of bloodrun EVS charity and have a chance to own what could become a treasured Boro heirloom from a memorable and hopefully historic promotion ....


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Help Finlay Cooper Fund Hit £500,000 Milestone

  Teesside businesses are being invited to attend a fundraising ball to help a charity set up by former Middlesbrough FC star Colin Cooper reach the £500,000 fundraising milestone on its 10th anniversary. The Finlay Cooper Fund’s annual Dragonfly Ball will be held in the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall on June 10, with all profits helping to support children’s causes across Teesside and beyond. Organisers promise entertainment never previously seen in the ....


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Wild Rover - Walk For Finlay Cooper Fund

The Proclaimers might have settled for singing about ‘walking 500 miles’ – but Wildcats of Kilkenny frontman Mike McGrother is taking things a huge step further with an epic fundraising challenge for the Finlay Cooper Fund. From 31st March to 9th April, Mike and a small group of companions will be retracing the footsteps of his late grandfather Jimmy McGrother, walking across Ireland and England from Carrickmacross to Teesside. He\'ll be heading home on foot and ....


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Sign Up For Futsal Scholarship With Mfc Foundation

Would you fancy playing a new fast developing sport while continuing your education? MFC Foundation staff are casting their net for new signings for their Futsal and Education Scholarship. It is a 2 year course where the learners study a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent of 3 A levels) and compete in the Football League Trust Futsal League starting September 2016. I chatted with MFC Foundation Education Tutor, Andrew Downey to find out more about what they have to offer. Q: Can ....


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New Transition Project For Teesside Schools

Last October, Head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw said that the importance of a good start to secondary school “cannot be overstated”. And now, a new schools project on Teesside is set to give children their best chance yet when making the step up from primary to secondary education. Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation is teaming up with Middlesbrough Council to roll out the schools transition project, with more than 300 children to receive support from ‘transition ....


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Tributes To Ali Brownlee

  Respects to be paid to Teesside legend… The club will be paying tribute to Teesside broadcasting legend Alastair Brownlee at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday February 23. Ali, the BBC Tees commentator and presenter who was the voice of the Boro for many after spending over 30 years in the commentary box, sadly passed away on Sunday evening after a battle with cancer. There will be a big screen tribute to Ali ahead of the game against Cardiff, featuring some of his finest ....


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Steve Gibson Pays Tribute To Alastair Brownlee

  Middlesbrough FC Chairman Steve Gibson today issued the following statement following the passing of BBC Tees presenter Alastair Brownlee: Middlesbrough Football Club has lost a true friend. Alastair Brownlee was a man whose enthusiasm, passion and commitment were evident in everything he did, not just behind a microphone. All Boro fans know about Ali and his legendary commentaries over three decades for BBC Tees, Century FM and Boro TV. But there was so much more to him than ....


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Alastair Brownlee Rip

What terribly sad news that Alastair Brownlee has passed away at the age of just 56. Known by everyone as the voice of the Boro, Alastair had been commentator for Middlesbrough FC through the good times and the bad, from Ayresome to Riverside, Orient to Eindhoven. Generations have grown up seeing the Boro through his words. He provided much of the soundtrack through our Boro supporting lives. Ali went public with his battle against cancer in November and it showed just how important he was to ....


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The Tall Stories Of Daniel Ayala

Getting the ball past Boro defender Daniel Ayala is a tall order. But if you think you know just how tall the Spanish star is, you could help your school library reach new heights! To celebrate World Book Day, one lucky child will win a stack of books for their school which is the height of Daniel Ayala. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is guess just how many books would be in that pile. WHSmith Teesside Park has teamed up with Middlesbrough Football Club and its ....


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Ali Brownlee Is One Of Our Own

  Fans are being asked to proudly wear their support of Boro commentator Ali Brownlee and at the same time raise money for charity. A T-shirt sporting the words Boro fans chant in support of the Boro commentator \"one of our own\" has been produced with all profits raised going to the BBC\'s Children in Need charity. The idea has come from Boro fans Dave Roberts and Chris Joseph. Roberts is a friend and former co-commentator with Alastair Brownlee, and Chris Joseph was last ....


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£2,500 Boost To Help Boro Fans Achieve Their Party Goal

A Middlesbrough FC fans group achieved their goal of putting on a Christmas party for 120 special Teesside children after being given a £2,500 boost by local businesses. Organised by Boro Real Fans Believe in Dreams, the party featured a Disney-themed winter wonderland, with invited children receiving a golden ticket personally delivered by Father Christmas. The fans’ plans took shape after narrowly topping a public poll organised by charitable movement Middlesbrough and ....


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