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Foundation Team Up For Enterprise Honour

  Reigning champions Boro are on course to retain a prestigious national enterprise title after reaching the final in London once again. Freebrough Academy, Brotton, representing Middlesbrough FC Foundation, will battle it out for the Premier League Enterprise Challenge trophy at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) on April 30. Along with Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland they beat 11 other teams including Manchester United and Manchester City in the semi-final ....


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Boro Team Tackle London-amsterdam Challenge

Former Boro players Steve Vickers and Neil Maddison are teaming up with four members of the Riverside staff to ride from London to Amsterdam in support of Prostate Cancer UK. By using pedal power to conquer the picturesque 150-mile challenge, the Boro team will be helping more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Steve and Neil will be joined by Head of Commercial Partnerships Matt Smith, Sales Manager Lee Fryett, Assistant Accountant Jo Campbell and Accounts ....


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Boro Pay Tribute To Bryan Orritt

Boro have paid tribute to Sixties midfielder Bryan “Taffy” Orritt, who passed away in a nursing home in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday at the age of 77. Orritt, a versatile player who appeared in all 11 positions during his career, made club history when he became Boro’s first-ever substitute after a change in Football League rules. He came off the bench to replace Nev Chapman in a 1-1 draw at Preston on September 11 1965. Signed from Birmingham City in 1962, he ....


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Young Spurs Visit Riverside

The Riverside will stage another Barclays U-21 Premier League fixture when Spurs visit on Monday evening (March 24, kick-off 7pm). Jamie Clapham will be hoping his team can return to winning ways after losing their last two games, 2-0 to Aston Villa and 1-0 at Chelsea. Those defeats leave Boro 19th in the table, two points and four places behind Spurs, who are 15th. The visitors, who are coached by former West Ham full-back Paul Brush, have won their last two, 1-0 against Southampton and ....


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Give Generously On Day Of Action Against Prostate Cancer

MFC Foundation will be staging a bucket collection before tomorrow’s home match with Queens Park Rangers as the club joins with Prostate Cancer UK in a day of action to raise money and increase awareness of the disease. Boro fan Sharron Garbutt, who lost her husband to prostate cancer, will carry out the match ball and one lucky supporter will lead out the team after winning a competition organised by Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s official charity. Boro head coach ....


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Match Honour For Devoted Fan Sharron

It will be a poignant moment for devoted Boro fan Sharron Garbutt when she carries out the match ball before the club’s home game with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. Three years ago, Sharron’s husband John, a fellow Season Card holder, was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to his spine. Despite intensive treatment, the disease claimed his life within months. Since John’s death, Sharron has campaigned for Prostate Cancer UK, the Football League’s ....


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Boro Are Football League Family Club Of The Year

Boro are celebrating after being named as The Football League Family Club of the Year at last night’s awards ceremony in London. Mark Ellis, Middlesbrough’s Chief Operating Officer, received the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, in front of more than 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry. This year a total of 36 clubs were shortlisted for 17 awards and Boro beat competition from Birmingham City, Bristol City, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle ....


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Higgy Visits Supporters Club

Boro legend and new Assistant Head Coach Craig Hignett will be the guest when Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club meets at the Riverside on Monday (March 17). Higgy, famously the scorer of the first goal at the Riverside, recently returned to the club after a spell as Colin Cooper's right-hand man at Hartlepool. Admission is free to members and new members are very welcome to join at meetings, with prices remaining the same as last season at £6 per year for adults and £2 for ....


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Big Night For Boro At The Football League Awards

Boro’s highly-acclaimed Generation Red Family Zone is in contention for one of football’s most coveted awards this weekend. The club will go head to head with Birmingham City, Bristol City, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Football League awards night in London, which celebrates on-and-off-field achievements across the League’s 72 clubs. The GRFZ was introduced for the first time this season and has been a major success. Children love the ....


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Karanka Backs £10,000 Goalden Giveaway

A Teesside charity, community group or school can win a visit from Boro boss Aitor Karanka – and £2,500! That’s the top prize in the second £10,000 Goalden Giveaway, with 10 of the best local causes set to benefit to the tune of at least £500. The £10,000 fund is being made available by Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation that includes Middlesbrough FC and Steve Gibson’s Bulkhaul among its patrons. The money will be split between ....


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Boro Unveil ‘we’re All One’ Campaign

Boro today unveiled their 2014-15 Season Card campaign, with prices frozen for the ninth successive campaign and the popular free drink offer retained after its successful launch this year. The announcement comes in a Season Card package that recognises the diversity of fans in all four Riverside stands - and the strength that comes when they all unite to support their club.  For the first time ever the package - which will begin dropping through letterboxes next week – has ....


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Craig Hignett A Welcome Return To Boro

Boro have announced the appointment of Craig Hignett as Assistant to Head Coach Aitor Karanka. The former midget gem of Boro’s early Riverside years returns to the Boro fold after his successful spell assisting Colin Cooper at Hartlepool. Hopefully he can put the spark back into our season. Higgy rejoins us at a time when Karanka's reign has started flounder slightly as the first team has lost its confidence in front of goal. We have now logged up seven games in a row without scoring. ....


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Community Champions Grab Ten Grand Giveaway

Ten Teesside community champions have received a share of £10,000 in a presentation held at Middlesbrough FC’s Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation’s £10,000 Goalden Giveaway saw the public take part in a vote on the Boro website to decide which local causes got the biggest share of the charity cash. And the charity’s business patrons gathered at the Boro ground to hand out cheques of between £500 and £2,500 to a ....


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Bring In Your Goods For Cancer Charity

Boro fans and shoppers are being asked to raid their wardrobes and cupboards for unwanted goods to help fund vital research into children’s cancers. MFC Foundation has joined forces with high street fashion chain TK Maxx in aid of Cancer Research UK, the country’s leading charity supporting research into children’s cancer. Boro’s international defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Jozsef Varga visited TK Maxx’s Darlington branch to publicise the appeal and ....


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Shay Wins Ramsdens January Player Of The Month Award

Shay Given is the latest Boro player to win the prestigious Ramsdens Player of the Month award after emerging as a clear frontrunner for the January honour. Boro fans voted in numbers for their January Player of the Month at www.ramsdens.tv, but it was lifelong supporter and Season Card holder Kath Tomlinson who, just for voting, won the opportunity to present the award to Shay at last Saturday’s home match with Leeds. As part of her prize, Kath also won a hospitality package to share ....


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Sign Up For Middlesbrough Soccer Camps

A mini World Cup, Champions League and Premier League were all enjoyed by more than 100 young soccer stars.  The three-day soccer sessions held over the half-term holidays at Kings Academy in Coulby Newham and the Acorn Sports Centre in Acklam have been hailed a success by organisers from Middlesbrough Council’s Sports Development Team. Children would train and practice for two hours on each morning 10am to 12pm then put their skills into action on the afternoons competing in the ....


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Special Arrangements For Leeds Visit

Boro fans are being advised of special arrangements ahead of Saturday’s 12.15pm kick-off against Leeds United, with more than 3,000 visiting fans coming to the game and a 20,000-plus crowd anticipated. By Thursday afternoon the huge away following had swelled the total number of tickets sold to well over 17,000, with brisk sales expected ahead of the 12.15pm kick-off. It's one of the biggest games of the season, with the attendance likely to eclipse the 21,882 who attended our last Sky ....


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Cls Sports Are New Commercial Partners

Boro are delighted to announce agreement of a three-year commercial partnership with CLS Sports, a division of Cleveland Land Services.   The deal will provide the Guisborough-based company access to a range of benefits including pitchside boards, advertisements, signed merchandise and other club rights. The partnership with the national sports, leisure and landscape contractor will also result in improvements to surface areas around the Riverside Stadium, notably the tunnel and dugout ....


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Tomlin Signs Permanent Contract

Striker Lee Tomlin has signed a three-and-a-half year contract after having his loan from Peterborough United converted into a permanent transfer. The fee is undisclosed. The 25-year-old initially joined from the Sky Bet League One club for the remainder of the season on transfer deadline day. Tomlin, who has scored 10 goals for Posh this season, can also play in a wide position. He signed for Peterborough from Rushden and Diamonds in August 2010 after scoring 28 goals in 169 appearances ....


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Generation Red Family Zone Shortlisted For Award

  Boro have been shortlisted for 2014 Family Club of the Year at the prestigious Football League awards, which celebrate on-and-off-pitch achievements across the League's 72 clubs. This season has seen the hugely-successful introduction of Boro's 3,000-capacity Generation Red Family Zone in the Riverside's East Stand, an exciting activity area packed with fun features and interactive computer games. Head of Supporter Services Anthony Emmerson said: "We're delighted to be shortlisted. It ....


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Isle Of Man Supporters

A first-ever meeting of supporters of Middlesbrough Football Club is being organised on the Isle of Man. Boro fans are coming together to watch the club's home game against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at 12.15pm on Saturday 22 February, which is being broadcast live on Sky TV. The venue is The Victoria Tavern, Victoria Street, Douglas. David Carter, organiser of the event, says "All Boro fans on the island are welcome, together with any friendly fans of others clubs. We will be ....


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Choose January’s Ramsdens Star

Voting is now open for January’s Ramsdens Player of the Month vote – and you can see the nominees in action at www.ramsdens.tv! We’re asking you to decide who the team’s outstanding performer is every month throughout the season. There are great monthly prizes up for grabs just for voting, with everyone entered into a draw to be treated to our famous Riverside hospitality at a home game and present the award to the winning player. At the end of the season all the ....


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Boro Issue Warning On Smoke Grenades And Fireworks

Middlesbrough Football Club has warned of serious consequences for any supporter found in possession of a smoke grenade or firework at the Riverside Stadium. Three male fans have had their Season Cards suspended following the discharge of a smoke grenade in a toilet block within the South Stand during half-time at Tuesday’s home match with Wigan. Although the device was quickly dealt with by stewards and safety staff, the heat and smoke caused extensive disruption and could have ....


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Ayala Guests At Supporters Club

Daniel Ayala will be the guest speaker when Middlesbrough Official Supporters Club meet at the Riverside Stadium on Monday February 3. Ayala recently became Aitor Karanka's first permanent signing when he joined the club from Norwich City. He will answers fans' questions, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Members are asked to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Meetings are usually held on two Mondays per month in the Riverside’s Fenton Suite. Admission is free to members, and ....


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Council And Mfc To Deliver Conference Facilities

  Middlesbrough Council and Middlesbrough Football Club are joining forces to deliver training and conference facilities in the town. The move follows the announcement of the proposed closure of the Middlesbrough Teaching and Learning Centre included in the Mayor’s recent budget recommendations for 2014-15. While the existing MTLC facility off Cargo Fleet Lane remains earmarked for closure, the new partnership will focus on delivering a service that makes best use of the ....


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