The Latest News from the BACT Team

WARNOCK AND AKINS JOIN IN ON OVER 50s FESTIVITIES

IT was an extra special session for Burton Albion Community Trust’s Golden Goals participants with Brewers first team players dropping in at their Christmas meal on Wednesday. BACT’s ‘youth club’ for the over 50s takes place at the club and at other locations across East Staffordshire giving people the chance to make friends and join… Read more »

SANTA CLAUS IS ON HIS WAY

THERE will be a very special guest at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday as the Brewers entertain Preston (kick off 3pm). Father Christmas will be making a visit to the home of Burton Albion and bringing his sleigh with him. He will be joined by volunteer helpers from Burton Round Table who will be collecting… Read more »

KICKS TOURNAMENT RAISES MONEY FOR PROSTATE CANCER UK

A BURTON Albion Community Trust (BACT) social inclusion project has held a football tournament in a bid to help raise awareness for a men’s health issue, Prostate Cancer. The weekly ran Kicks project, held the tournament at it’s Friday night Anglesey 3G pitch session last week, with all monies raised going to Prostate Cancer UK…. Read more »

BYWATER AND COTTERILL TAKE PART IN FOREST SCHOOLS PROJECT

TWO of Burton Albion’s first team players were on hand to visit a local primary as part of the Forest Schools project. Goalkeeper Stephen Bywater and young defender Jayden Cotterill visited Edgehill Primary School in Stapenhill, Burton upon Trent, as part of the Forest Schools Christmas-themed woodland project. Forest Schools provides opportunities for children to… Read more »

YMCA THANKS BURTON ALBION FOR SLEEP OUT AND COLLECTION SUPPORT

THE YMCA has thanked Burton Albion for helping the charity with its record-breaking Sleep Out fundraising event and a matchday bucket collection. A best-ever 188 people slept rough for one night to boost YMCA funds and to raise awareness of the plight of homeless people. A total of 173 of those people did the Sleep… Read more »

BACT RECEIVES £500 FROM BASS VASE GAME

BURTON Albion Community Trust’s funds have received a £500 boost from the proceeds of this year’s Bass Charity Vase game. Bass Vase holders Burton Albion took on West Brom in July at the Pirelli Stadium with the visitors recording a 1-0 victory through a Jay Rodriguez goal. A crowd of 2,211 watched the game which… Read more »

MOTHER DESCRIBES ALBION COMMUNITY PARTICIPANT AS A MIRACLE

A PARENT of a Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) inclusive sport project participant, has hailed both her child and the work of BACT, following a recent player appearance. Club captain, Shaun Barker, who is Burton Albion’s Disability ambassador, was on hand to attend the ‘Able Too Albion’ project at De Ferrers High School last Thursday… Read more »

FOOTBALL AND EDUCATION OPENING EVENING EVENT – 29TH NOVEMBER

THE Burton Albion Community Trust Football & Education programme, delivered in partnership with Burton and South Derbyshire College, is a unique opportunity to study and take part in a professional football programme and compete in national competitions. The programme is for males and females aged 16-18 and allows them to achieve a level 2 or… Read more »

GOLDEN GOAL PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS FUNDRAISE FOR NEW DEFIBRILLATOR

PARTICIPANTS from Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) programme, Golden Goal, have dug deep to help BACT, fundraising money that has led to the purchase of a brand new portable defibrillator. In August of this year, participants of the programme created a fundraising campaign to raise the £1,000 needed, that has now purchased the equipment to… Read more »

INSPIRING OUR COMMUNITIES AWARDS EVENING SHOWCASES LIFE CHANGING EVENTS

MORE than 280 Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) guests, staff, volunteers, trustees, partners and participants were in attendance for last night’s fourth annual community awards evening at the Pirelli Stadium. The evening, hosted by three of BACT’s full-time staff members, Paul Furniss, Reece Brown and Chloe Broadbent, was another celebration of the work that Burton… Read more »