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Rockliffe Hallís Sky Sports Fundraiser Supports Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation

Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation would like to thank Rockliffe Hall for donating the proceeds of a raffle from their recent event with Sky Sports pundits Chris Kamara and Charlie Nicholas, to the Foundation. The presenting duo, commonly seen on the panel of Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday show, starred in a highly entertaining night in the Grassholme Suite, sharing anecdotes about their playing careers along with some funny behind-the-scenes tales from the show. A grand ....


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Steve Gibson Praises Milestone For Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Sir Bobby Robson launched his foundation in 2008 to raise an initial £500,000 to equip a cancer trials research centre. Amazingly, just eight years later, thanks to unwavering support, the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has broken through the £10million fundraising barrier – and is today (2 September) announcing its largest contribution to any cancer project to date. Steve Gibson, a Patron of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, says: “This is an extremely significant ....


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New Boro Deal Has Euro Appeal

An influx of fans expected from the continent after Boro announces new DFDS partnership. The club has signed a new partnership with DFDS Seaways that it is hoped could see an influx of fans from northern Europe watching Premier League football at the Riverside Stadium.  The partnership, which will be heavily promoted in northern Europe, will see football fans from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium offered exclusive travel packages to attend fixtures at the Riverside ....


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Midas Target £5 Million Goal After Boro Contract

Teesside cladding firm Midas is set to achieve its goal of a record £5 million turnover after sealing a series of major deals – including work to ensure the Riverside Stadium was ready for Middlesbrough Football Club’s long-awaited return to the Premier League. The Middlesbrough firm, which is set to achieve 20% growth on 2015, spent the summer carrying out ground improvement work at the Riverside Stadium worth £300,000 as Boro prepared for their first Premier League ....


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Premier League Project Ensured Boro Were Ready For Big Kick-off

A Teesside partnership has completed a prestigious project at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium after diversifying from the offshore industry due to the downturn in the oil and gas sector. Macdonald Offshore Solutions and its sister company Protective Systems worked to a super-tight deadline to manufacture and install an imposing new stair tower and television gantry in time for the club’s long-awaited return to the Premier League. The project, worth more than £300,000 ....


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Premier League Broadcasting Selection Dates

Here is the list of deadlines for Premier League Broadcasting Selection dates as provided by the Premier League. For the first few months broadcasters are supposed to give 6 weeks notice of fixture changes for tv. As you will note as the season moves towards the frantic conclusion then timescales become a little tighter. It is really tight by May but that can be driven by the needs/demands of clubs in Europe as much as broadcasters.  The following list is something you may want to copy ....


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Boro Fan Advice At Stadium Of Light

Last week I attended a meeting with several of the lead figures in the police operation at Sunderland on Sunday. One of several Boro fans present we all agreed that it was an extremely positive meeting. The purpose of this short article is to pass on some of the details of advice given for Boro fans travelling. And although it is regarded as a High Risk category game the police presence will be vastly scaled back from all our previous wear Tees derby games. Boro and Sunderland have not met in ....


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Boro Announce Charity Partners

Boro have announced the club\'s official charity partners for the upcoming 2016/17 season. Guide Dogs: Teesside Group, Remembering Rebecca, and The James Campbell Trust have been selected from a host of applicants and will be supported by the club throughout the year. Guide Dogs UK provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people, as well as campaigning for the rights of people with visual impairment, educating the public about eye care and funding eye disease ....


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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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