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New Football Club Tackles Homelessness

The North-East’s first football club for the homeless will officially kick off when young people representing several of Teesside’s hostels take part in a tournament at Middlesbrough FC’s South Bank community centre. Middlesbrough Homeless Football Club is designed to improve the health, confidence and life chances of homeless people across Teesside. Under a slogan of ‘Tackling Homelessness for all of Teesside’, MHFC has been formed with the support and ....

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Boro Heroes In Charity Challenge

  Former Boro stars Neil Maddison and Terry Cochrane will take part in a four-way football tournament for four Teesside good causes at the Riverside Stadium this Saturday morning (May 25). The Agile Charity Challenge will raise funds for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, Teesside Hospice, Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation and the Boro’s own charity, the MFC Foundation. Organised by Stockton-based IT and communications provider Agile, the four-way challenge will ....

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Boro Announce Extension Of Adidas Kit Deal

  Boro will continue to wear the world-famous three stripes of adidas after agreeing an extension of their kit agreement with the leading global brand. The club has forged a strong relationship with adidas since adopting their designs and technologies four years ago and the products have proved extremely popular with fans. The announcement comes just two weeks away from the launch of Boro’s striking new 2013-14 home and away kits, which will go on sale to Season Card holders on ....

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Riverside Daredevils Raise Thousands For Mfc Foundation

Dozens took on the daredevil challenge of the Riverside zip-wire to raise charity funds for the new Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation. Young and old defied gravity by hurtling along the 200-metre zip-wire installed 30 metres above the pitch. Fitted with hard hats and harnesses, more than 70 intrepid participants enjoyed a day of thrills – with the oldest being over 70. The event raised thousands for the Foundation, which as the club’s official charity harnesses passion for ....

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Families Swell Season Card Ranks

A rush of families snapping up seats in the new Generation Red Family Zone has helped Boro’s Early Bird Season Card sales smash through last year’s figure. Overall sales are around five per cent up on the equivalent stage in 2012-13, boosted by more than 1,000 mums, dads, grandparents and kids who will join the innovative East Stand area. “We know that focusing on families is very important and by offering such outstanding value for money we are certainly doing ....

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Ramsdens’ Riverside Tv Turn-on

  Boro sponsors Ramsdens are supporting the installation of a state-of-the-art giant screen that will be a major feature of the matchday experience at the Riverside Stadium next season. Installation of the 51-square-metre screen in the Riverside’s South East Corner will take place during the summer, with the intention of being operational in time for the opening game of 2013-14. The Ramsdens-branded TV screen will feature match highlights, team news, announcements, pre-match ....

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Carayol Visits Penalty Kings

  Muzzy Carayol dropped into St Bernadette’s School in Nunthorpe to present prizes to youngsters who had won a penalty competition at the Riverside.   The winger handed over the Trinity Catholic College Penalty of Dreams Shield after St Bernadette’s beat nine other primary schools in a spot-kick competition held on the pitch after the Watford game in January. The competition was held as part of Boro’s popular Matchday Stars scheme, which has brought ....

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All Star Former Players Evening With Souness

Juninho was the surprise guest at the latest dinner organised by Middlesbrough Former Players Association when he joined special guest Graeme Souness and many other Boro legends for a Riverside fundraiser. Juninho delighted fans when he called in on the event soon after arriving on Teesside from Brazil for a short visit to Middlesbrough FC, taking in the season’s final home game against Charlton the following day. His arrival meant that arguably the two greatest living players in the ....

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Daredevils Riverside Zip-wire Challenge

Brave Boro fans are bracing themselves for the Riverside’s thrilling zip-wire challenge on Saturday afternoon (May 4) – and there’s still time to join them.  Daredevils are being challenged to defy gravity at 35 miles per hour along the 200-metres zip-wire, while soaring 30 metres above the Riverside pitch.  Friday is the last day to register for the event, which will raise funds for the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, the club’s official charity, ....

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Grant Leadbitter Supporters Player Of The Year

Grant Leadbitter scooped the Supporters Club Player of the Year award last night at the end of season award dinner for Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club. Chelsea loan player, Josh McEachran was voted best young player and George Friend won the John Ovington Community Award, named in honour of a former stalwart and chief servant of the Official Supporters Club. After enjoying a sumptuous 3-course meal served up in the Legends Lounge of the Riverside Boro fans applauded as the entire first ....

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Boro Fitness Guru Says Practise Makes Perfect

Preparation is everything. That’s the advice from Middlesbrough Football Club’s fitness guru Peter Hood for fundraisers and couch potatoes planning to take part in Middlesbrough’s 5k Riverside Run or 2k fun run. Sponsored this year by Middlesbrough College, the Riverside Run is sure to be one of Teesside’s biggest sporting events in 2013, comprising a 5k road race and short fun run. Both runs start and finish at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium, with an ....

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Play For Finlay Cooper And The Boro

Middlesbrough and Millwall fans are set to go in to battle for the fourth time to raise money for the Finlay Cooper Fund as they face one another at the New Den in a friendly charity match. This is your last chance to join Boro fans as they play Millwall fans on Saturday May 18th at the home of Millwall Football Club, with former players featuring on both sides. The two sets of fans from Colin Cooper's former clubs first met at Eston Academy in 2006 where Millwall came out convincing winners. ....

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Last Chance To Join Boro’s Africa Team

There are just a few days left for Boro fans to sign up to have the experience of a lifetime while helping worthwhile causes at home and abroad. MFC Foundation's Boro Africa Squad will set off on Monday November 11 to spend 11 days working in schools in Nakuru, a deprived area of south-west Kenya. But you'll have to commit by this Friday (May 3) to be part of Boro's team. The trip aims to raise £20,000 for African Adventures' partner projects in Kenya as well as funds for MFC ....

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Top Medics Meet At The Riverside

Football’s leading medical brains gathered at the Riverside Stadium for a major training event. Middlesbrough Football Club’s medical department ran the Advanced Resuscitation and Emergency Aid (AREA) course along with the FA. Day one was a refresher for those who have completed the course, while the following two days were for newcomers who then undertook an examination.All physios and doctors working at first team and U-21 level level must have the qualification to undertake ....

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Boro Promote Teen Challenge Scheme

MFC Foundation staff will be in and around the Riverside at tomorrow’s game against Charlton to promote the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme and chat with potential participants. The Boro staff will be working in partnership with the National Citizen Service Network and Safe in Tees Valley to recruit for the ground-breaking scheme. NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life while taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. ....

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Boro Fans - Fmttm Issue 528 Out Today

Who will be fmttm readers player of the year and who will be voted to have the worst haircut? Two of the questions that are answered in Issue 528 fmttm – the final fanzine for this season. You will have to buy the fanzine to see all the results in the only fans poll to ask as many as searching questions, like who is the best looking player? Oh OK more serious stuff is what was the best and worst match etc. It has been such a difficult season to look back on. Actually, after the ....

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Dig Deep To Back Coops And Co

Fans will have chance to back Boro hero Colin Cooper and his fellow fundraisers before Saturday’s final home game when bucket collections in local pubs are followed by a half-time appeal at the Riverside Stadium. Cooper will be joined by fellow Boro legend Craig Hignett, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling and 12 more determined trekkers in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the Finlay Cooper Fund’s biggest ever fundraiser. All profits from the group’s attempt to reach the 5,895m ....

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Celebrity Golf Day In Aid Of The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

North East football came together today to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.  Current and former players and staff from Middlesbrough FC, Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United were among the golfers swinging into action at the Sir Bobby Robson Celebrity Golf Day at Rockliffe Hall Hotel, near Darlington. Organised by Sir Bobby’s family, it is the third annual golf day in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and charity Patron and Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson ....

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Book Now For Boro Half-term Holiday Courses

Fun and football coaching are on offer when Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation stage their half-term holiday courses.  The courses, for five-to-14-year-olds, are supervised by fully-qualified coaches and take place on our state-of-the-art indoor 3G pitch at the Herlingshaw Building, Normanby Road, Eston. The courses are: Goalkeeper course: May 28 to 31 (9am to 3.30pm) Main coaching course: May 28 to 31 (9am to 3.30pm) The cost of each course is £12 per day or £40 ....

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A Supporters’ Trust For Middlesbrough Fans?

But we’re not in crisis Nope. Thanks to careful stewardship of the finances and a good Chairman, we’re not. And that’s great. But we think a supporters’ trust could help those who own and run the club to have a better, more formal way of finding out what the fanbase thinks, and importantly of involving the supporters’ more formally in some of the things it does.   Of course supporters’ trusts have been set up in crisis – a lot of them in fact ....

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Boro Sponsor Ramsdens Offer Cash For Goals!

Boro sponsors Ramsdens are offering the chance for three supporters to end the season with a bang by scoring at the Riverside on the day Tony Mowbray’s side face Charlton in their final league home game of 2012-13. Now one of the leading suppliers of foreign currency, Ramsdens will give three lucky fans opportunity to take part in the Golden Shot on April 27, challenging them to two attempts at kicking a ball through a hole in the specially-designed target. Those taking part will have ....

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Shepherdson’s 1966 World Cup Medal Goes On Display

  Boro’s trophy cabinet is now adorned with the greatest football honour of them all – a World Cup winner’s medal. The iconic decoration has been loaned to the club for a limited time by the family of the late Harold Shepherdson, who was England’s trainer for the famous 1966 triumph over West Germany at Wembley Stadium. Only the 11 winning players were originally awarded medals but in 2009 FIFA bowed to a long-running campaign and made 14 additional medals ....

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Boro Sponsors Ramsdens Profits Keep On Track

  Boro shirt sponsors Ramsdens, the UK’s largest independent pawnbroker, has been listed in The Sunday Times PwC Profit Track 100 ranking Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits. Ramsdens is one of only three companies headquartered in the North-East to be included in the list, which features those with the fastest-growing profits based on their last three years of available accounts. Middlesbrough-based Ramsdens is listed at number 70 on the ....

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Barclays Forge Links With Mfc Foundation

The Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation has forged an important new partnership with Barclays to champion the vital work it does in the community. Barclays has become the first “Foundation Captain” and will play an instrumental role in helping the Foundation continue and expand its vital role within Teesside. After its recent re-launch as a charity, the Foundation announced it would be seeking pro-active partners to support and highlight its core work in improving the lives ....

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Ramsdens Cup Winners Will Host Boro

  Boro will travel to Queen of the South in July during their pre-season build-up after Allan Johnston’s side beat Partick Thistle on penalties to win the Ramsdens Cup Final. Sunday’s win capped an incredible first season in management for former Boro winger Johnston, who has already led his club to the Scottish Division Two title, having won 26 of their 31 league games, losing only once. Goalkeeper Lee Robinson was hero for the Dumfries-based club, as they beat First ....

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