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Care Home Aims For Peak Performance

  A leading Teesside care home is throwing its support behind a charity effort to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro by donating £200 for every new resident it welcomes before the trekkers set off. Middlesbrough-based Parkville Care Centre has made the offer – including a minimum donation of £2,000 - in support of the fundraising efforts of former Boro stars Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett who will climb to the top of Africa’s highest mountain as part of a ....


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Try Your Seat Before You Buy

  Boro fans who are considering moving seats for the 2013-14 campaign are invited to visit the Riverside on Easter Monday to sample some of the views available. The stadium’s main Ticket Office is open from 10am to 4pm for the sale of tickets, including for Tuesday’s visit of Peterborough United (7.45pm kick-off). Supporters considering a seat move will be accompanied by staff to the stands, where they can try out the view from an available seat of their choice. The ....


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Meet The Players On Vip Tours At The Riverside

Middlesbrough Football Club is organising another of its hugely-popular VIP Tours of the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday April 9, when supporters will have the chance to see behind the scenes and meet members of the first-team squad. Two Boro players will be on-hand in the players’ dressing-room to answer questions and pose for photographs. BBC Tees presenter Alastair Brownlee will be in the Press Room to answer questions and give fans an insight into media operations. Boro’s physio ....


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Woodgate Backs Zip-wire Challenge

Jonathan Woodgate has challenged Boro fans to sign up for the Riverside’s thrilling zip-wire challenge – and raise money for charity at the same time. 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. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place on Saturday May 4 and will raise funds for the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, the club’s official charity, ....


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Steve Gibson Thanks Sir Bobby Fundraisers For Their Part In Raising £5 Million To Fight Cancer

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, the cancer charity launched by Sir Bobby to help find better ways to detect and treat cancer. Boro Chairman Steve Gibson spoke of the honour of serving as a Teesside patron of the society as the Foundation also celebrated another significant milestone with the announcement of a new fund-raising total – an incredible £5.2million (previously £4.7million).  It is a long way from the initial ....


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Big John On The Beeb

  One of the all time Boro greats, Big John Hickton was a fascinating guest on John Foster's BBC Tees this afternoon. With the third highest number of Boro appearances of all time and the fourth highest number of goals he left his mark well beyond the 11 years he spent at the club between 1966 to 1977. He was the barnstorming centre forward hero of every schoolboy of my generation. Famed for penalty run ups that were so long they seemed to start at the General Hospital before rattling ....


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Clevo’s New Friend

  The visit of a Boro star has helped nudge one of Teesside’s biggest junior football clubs towards its goal of a clubhouse for the first time in its 28-year history. Defender George Friend was special guest at a fundraising event in an effort to help Cleveland Juniors – known as Clevo - realise their dream of having a £310,000 facility built for the use of their 300 young footballers and the local community. In an event attended by BBC Late Kick-Off, the Boro ....


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Souness Set For Boro Return

  Boro fans have an opportunity to hear tales of the past from one of the club’s all-time legends when Graeme Souness hosts a fundraising dinner at the Riverside Stadium on Friday April 26. Organised by Middlesbrough Former Players Association, An Evening with Graeme Souness will feature one of the club’s greatest ever players who went on to win the game’s top honours with Liverpool. Among the numerous former players also attending the dinner will be the ....


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Mfc Foundation Winners Visit 10 Downing Street

  Boro chairman Steve Gibson met a group of talented young Teesside entrepreneurs during a trip to London that included a visit to 10 Downing Street. Five year-nine students from St Michael’s Roman Catholic School, Billingham, represented Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation on a jam-packed two days in the capital as part of their prize for winning a national enterprise competition. The students were the overall champions in a Premier League Enterprise Academy competition ....


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Sleepout Success For Homeless

  More than 100 Teessiders, including 35 business leaders, spent Saturday night sleeping rough in freezing temperatures outside MFC's Riverside Stadium and Middlesbrough College as part of a big push to raise funds for and awareness of homelessness issues. The hardy souls swapped the luxury of their comfortable beds for a night in sleeping bags on the streets in a unique fundraising challenge. Believed to be the first event of its type in the UK, the CEO Sleepout featured many of ....


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Can Boro Recover Pride V Brum

It has been a very rocky road we have taken since our last home game v Cardiff. From elation to total dejection at Bristol via the evils of the fog at Huddersfield and the gnawing feeling that those last 5 minutes lost in West Yorkshire could ultimately cost us dear. And yet Everyone else seems to be throwing it away, don’t they? The new fanzine contains hard hitting match reports from the defeats at Huddersfield and Bristol. There is an assessment of where we are at and what it might ....


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Boro's Halliday

Andy Halliday signed a two-year contract extension with Boro this week. Now can the 21 year old Scot can press his claim for regular first team football? Picked up from Livingston back in the summer of 2010, Andy Halliday was signed by Gordon Strachan after being highly recommended from his former manager and Boro coach Mark Proctor. Proc actually gave the teenage Halliday his first start up at the club that nurtured young talent such as Graham Dorrans and Robert Snodgrass. Initially signed ....


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Mfc Foundation Builds On Two Decades Of Excellence

Middlesbrough Football Club’s highly-successful community section is being relaunched as a charitable foundation to strengthen its delivery of sport and educational activities in the Tees Valley. The MFC Foundation will continue to use the power of the club badge to raise aspirations, build stronger communities, improve health and enhance employment prospects for young people and adults. Boro’s original community arm was launched by Chairman Steve Gibson in 1995 and has become a ....


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Boro Season Card Pint Sized Offer

Boro will welcome all Adult and Over-65 Season Card holders to the Riverside with the offer of a free pint or alternative drink at every league game next season. The bold new move was unveiled by chairman Steve Gibson today as he invoked the spirit of Teesside to help bring the feelgood factor back to the club, with prices once again frozen.  The free drink offer is the eye-catching headline in a series of innovations announced as part of the 2013-14 Season Card package, which will ....


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Sky’s The Limit In Jeff’s Fundraising Goal

Reach for the sky! Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling will swap the TV studio for the thin air of Mount Kilimanjaro in June when he joins former football stars Colin Cooper and Craig Hignett in a massive fundraising effort. The trio will be part of a group of 15 intrepid explorers who will attempt to reach the 4,895m summit of Africa’s highest mountain to raise vital cash for the Finlay Cooper Fund in aid of children’s charities. The Fund was set up by former Middlesbrough, ....


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Fans Urged To Back Bernie

Middlesbrough legend Bernie Slaven needs the club’s fans to sponsor him when he takes part in the New York Half-Marathon – to avoid him having to run in the colours of north-east rivals Newcastle or Sunderland! The former Republic of Ireland international is taking part in the race on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes after his teenage son Ryan was diagnosed with the illness. And he has promised to wear the home shirt of whichever group of ....


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Hit The Heights For Mfc Foundation

  Are you brave enough to take part in the great Riverside Stadium zip-wire and raise vital charity cash? Daredevils are being challenged to defy gravity at 35 miles per hour along the 200-metre zip-wire – while soaring 30 metres above the Riverside pitch! The event takes place on Saturday May 4 and will raise funds for Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, the club’s official charity, which harnesses passion for football to make a real difference to the lives of ....


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Bargains Galore At Mfc Official

Grab a Boro bargain in the big clearance sale now underway at MFC Official. There are some amazing deals on replica kit, with all 2012-13 shirts now just £20 and all 2011-12 shirts - including full mini-kits - now only £10. We also have selected adidas 2011-12 training wear from a fiver, including TECHFIT undergarments at £7. These items are sure to sell out quickly, so visit MFC Official stores at the Riverside Stadium and in Captain Cook Square as soon as you ....


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Become A Boro Futsal Scholar

  Talented young footballers are being invited to apply for MFC Foundation’s two-year Futsal and Education Scholarship Programme, offering first-class education and employment opportunities. A popular sport that originated in Brazil, futsal is similar to football but is played on a smaller, indoor pitch between two teams of five players. Enrolments are now being taken for 17 places on the MFC Foundation-sponsored programme, which will begin in September. Benefits ....


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George Goes For Gold

  Former World Cup referee George Courtney will be hoping to swap his red and yellow cards for a fistful of golden tickets when he attempts to beat the score of Craig Hignett and snooker player Mike Dunn in the Ramsdens Cash Grabber celebrity challenge this Saturday. George, who represented his country at the 1986 and 1990 World Cups, is special guest of Boro sponsors Ramsdens at Saturday’s game with Cardiff, returning to the ground where he headed Boro’s community scheme ....


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Oh Gary, Gary... Parkinson

When Burnley faced Middlesbrough last Tuesday night there wasn't much love shared between the two sets of fans as they went head to head in a match that could prove crucial for both sides’ promotion chances. The game just about proved that point as well. Boro went back to basics with a solid defensive performance which finally ended that dreadful run away from home. Burnley who are looking to push into the top 6, kept the majority of possession and created opportunities that pulled some ....


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Ramsdens Back Boro Until 2018

  A new five-year sponsorship deal with Middlesbrough Football Club will make Ramsdens the longest-running official sponsors in Boro’s history.   Ramsdens, the UK’s largest independent pawnbrokers, have signed a substantial seven-figure contract to extend their existing kit sponsorship deal. The new contract means Boro’s shirts will continue to sport the Ramsdens’ name through to the end of the 2017-18 season.   Ramsdens began their existing Boro ....


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Sammy Ameobi Joins Boro On Loan

  England U-21 winger Sammy Ameobi has joined Boro on loan from Newcastle United for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old is the younger brother of striker Shola Ameobi and has featured 14 times for Newcastle this season in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup with Budweiser. The loan agreement can be extended in the event of Boro qualifying for the play-offs.  ....


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Meet Boro Fans Officer

  Your chance to hear Middlesbrough FC, Head of Supporter Services Anthony Emmerson address supporters tonight and put your questions to him. Anthony Emmerson is guest speaker this evening at the Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club meeting (for Monday 25th February) 7.30pm start, Fenton Suite. If you have any comments to make on the many proposed changes at the Riverside, MFC's U-turn with the Red Faction, the new family area and away fans to be housed in the East Stand and a new big ....


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Cooper Fund’s £6,000 Hospice Donation

Boro legend Colin Cooper and his wife Julie have underlined their longstanding support for two of Teesside’s most popular children’s charities with a £6,000 donation. The Finlay Cooper Fund, named in memory of the cherished son they lost in a tragic choking accident, donated £3,000 each to Butterwick House Children’s Hospice and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice. The much-needed funds will help both Stockton-based Butterwick and Normanby-based Zoe’s Place ....


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