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Fifty Years Ago Today.. The Game Of Their Lives

  Exactly fifty years ago today on Tuesday 19th July 1966 the minnows of North Korea pulled off one of the most amazing acts of giant killing in World Cup history and they did it right here in Middlesbrough. The rank outsiders of the tournament defeated one of the hot favourites for the whole competition in a 1-0 win at Ayresome Park that sent shock waves around World football. The name of the scorer, Pak Do Ik will be forever associated with Middlesbrough as will be that most unlikely ....

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Boro\'s Premier Lessons For Richmond School

Richmond Church of England Primary School has given its PE lessons a Premier League upgrade after signing up for ‘Primary Stars’. As a partner in the highly successful school sport programme, qualified coaches from Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation will visit one day a week, to deliver engaging, energetic and effective PE lessons. Drawing on the inspiration of a Premier League football club, the programme aims to create healthier and more positive futures, developing skills ....

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John O\'rourke Rip - A Captain\'s Tribute

Former Middlesbrough FC captain Gordon Jones, treasurer of Middlesbrough Former Players Association, has paid tribute to former Boro striker John O\'Rourke, who died last night (July 7) aged 71. O\'Rourke is best remembered by Middlesbrough supporters for the 30 goals he scored to help the club win promotion from the old Division Three in 1966-67 just 12 months after relegation. Signed by Boro boss Stan Anderson from Luton Town, O\'Rourke continued to score goals in Division Two before ....

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Mfc Foundation Project Kicks Antisocial Behaviour Into Touch

  Cleveland Police have praised Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation’s contribution to reduced antisocial behaviour in some of the most deprived areas of Teesside. Targeting more than 1,000 eight- to 19-year-olds each year, the Foundation’s Premier League Kicks project delivers sport sessions such as dodgeball, table tennis and football, and a variety of music, arts and social workshops. The sessions take place every weekday evening, at 11 Teesside venues – including ....

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Boro V Sunderland In Fixture Switch Money Go Round

  Boro\'s first three away matches have had their kick off times moved for the benefit of the broadcasters. The first Premier League derby between our clubs in seven years or so will now take place on a Sunday. Boro will now travel to the Stadium of Light on Sunday 21st August and play Sam Allardyce team at 1.30pm kick off. But Boro have to wait to get their new £5 million media upgrades tested for satellite tv use as no Riverside games have so far been fixtured for the box. Boro ....

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Suggest Some A-z For Middlesbrough History Book

  Middlesbrough historian Tosh Warwick is appealing to members of the public for suggestions of people, places and historical events to feature in a new book which will take readers on a historical A-Z exploration of the town. Can you think of any Middlesbrough or Boro suggestions? Dr Tosh Warwick, Lecturer in History at Leeds Beckett University, is currently collating subjects for his third book A-Z of Middlesbrough, part of a new series by Amberley Publishing exploring intriguing, ....

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Sign Up For Middlesbrough Futsal Training Camp

For the second year Boro will host the only International Futsal Camp held from 25th-29th JULY at Middlesbrough Sports Village and this year, you will train with TWO professional futsal players from Spain. Middlesbrough Futsal Club has joined forces with the \"Liga Nacional de Futbol Sala\" or LNFS, side, Catgas Santa Coloma, where club chairman Damon Shaw is coaching to bring over two of their players. You can sign up for the week-long training course for just £65, with sessions ....

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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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