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Open Trials: Burton Albion Female Football Academy on the 22nd February 2017

Open Day – Wednesday 22nd February 2017

The Burton Albion Female Football Academy are hosting our 1st open training session for interested school leavers looking for a taster of the academy course starting in September 2017.

Interested students (16-18 years) are required to register for the event to be held at Burton Albion Community Football Centre during February by completing the short register your interest form via the link below:

The Programme of the open day is as follows:

3.00pm Registration at Pirelli Stadium
3.15pm Meet the Coaches
3.30pm Tour of Pirelli Stadium
4.15pm Coached Session on 3G Surface
5.45pm Session Reviews and Questions
5.55pm Depart Stadium for Home

For more information on the course starting in September 2017 contact Aaron Savva – Education Manager on or 01283 565938

Key Sites

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Burton Albion Female Football Academy to be Launched in September 2017

Burton Albion Community Trust in partnership with Burton & South Derbyshire College are pleased to announce the re-branding and structuring of the Female Football & Education Programme under the new banner of the “Burton Albion Female Football Academy”.

The Burton Albion Female Football Academy will support your academic and football development over the duration of the course based within a professional football club environment.

You will receive professional coaching from UEFA and FA Qualified Licensed Coaches from Burton Albion Ladies FC who have extensive experience in the women’s game and delivering the player development pathway.
You will complete three training sessions a week with an optional fourth and compete in a weekly fixture (11 a-side) as part of our tailored football programme. This programme incorporates the 4 corner model with technical drills, physical sessions including strength and conditioning and rehabilitation, tactical and match preparation exercises which will fit perfectly around your educational studies with 11 a-side league fixtures played on a Wednesday afternoon.

Burton Albion’s Education Manager Aaron Savva commented “The Burton Albion Female Football Academy is an exciting programme for Female Football in the area. By combining the experience and vast knowledge of the Burton Albion Ladies coaches, the outstanding staff and resources at Burton and South Derbyshire College, alongside the fantastic facilities at the Pirelli Stadium including the Burton Albion Community Football Centre, it will allow us to create a positive and competitive environment for talented female footballers”.

For more information on the course starting in September 2017 contact Aaron Savva – Education Manager on or 01283 565938


Key Sites
– To apply:
– Course information:
Burton & South Derbyshire College 

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On the 23rd November the Burton Albion Community Trust played Stanton at Springwood Leisure Centre in their first walking football league game.

This was a great game in which Burton established their own pattern of play early with crisp passing and effective closing down. With a good defence of Aubrey and, in turn, Andrew and Chris, alongside skilled goal keeping from Graham we  were always in with a chance of winning. The goals started to go in!

5-1 to Burton at half-time.

The second half started with a lack of concentration from the Burton team allowing Stanton back into the game. If not for Graham’s heroics in goal they may have got closer to drawing level.

All ended well in a final ten-minute flourish with both Nigel and Steve collecting two well-taken goals each. Mick’s energy and prompting in midfield, and Derek’s Man-of-the-Match performance ensured a deserved 9-3 victory in our first ever league fixture.

If you would like to be a part of a team or join one of our sessions then don’t hesitate to come down and have a go! We would love to see you there.




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Young People Respect Burton

A group of 10 Young People took part in a 4-day activity residential as a reward for completing the yearlong Respect Burton programme, which is delivered in partnership by Burton Albion Community Trust and Burton Youth for Christ.

The programme, which is funded by Burton Breweries Charitable Trust, held the residential at Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre, Alrewas. The young people had the chance to test their personal skills during a week of activities that included Kayaking, Zip Wire and a Leap of Faith.

In addition, the group also took part in the National Memorial Arboretum’s, Somme 100 En Masse, remembrance project by painting soldiers to remember the 19,420 soldiers who lost their life on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

At the end of the week a graduation, which was attended by parents, celebrated their successes throughout the programme.

Michael Simpson, Burton Breweries Charitable Trust, said “We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile activity for the children in recognition of them completing the Respect Burton Programme.”

The programme delivered education sessions to 731, year 5/6, children and supported 20 secondary school children last year, and looks forward to supporting more children from September.

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A BURTON pub, based on Derby Road, has taken Brewing to the next level in order to help raise funds for Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT).

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BURTON Albion Community Trust (BACT) will be providing free activities at various local parks across burton and surrounding areas throughout the summer holidays, working in partnership with Staffordshire Police. Opportunities will be provided by BACT through their Social Inclusion Project ‘Albion2Engage’.

Sessions are currently on-going between the times of 5-8pm and are free of charge to individuals between the age of 11-19 years. These sessions take place at; Carver Road Community Park on a Tuesday, Eton Park Recreation on a Wednesday, Winshill’s Canterbury Road Park every Thursday, and a choice of Anglesey Primary Academy or Stapenhill’s Heath Road Park on a Friday evening.

Some of the activities, which families will also be welcome to engage with, include; Football, Cricket, Rounders, Street Golf, Badminton and many more all delivered by qualified coaches each week.

Dan Brooks, Social Inclusion Coordinator, said “In recent years, Albion2Engage have been working in partnership with Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire County Council and East Staffordshire Borough Council to help youngsters engage in sports and activities at their local parks. Their positive and continued support have enabled us to develop positive relationships with individuals, including the chance to offer alternative education or career pathways to selected individuals showing improved behaviour. The aim is to keep children and young adults active through sport, but teach life skills such as teamwork, respect and fair play. With all sessions being free, this can only have a positive influence to all targeted individuals”.

Anyone wanting to discuss the programme in more detail and would like to register your place should contact Dan Brooks, Project Coordinator, Burton Albion Community Trust 01283 565938

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LOCAL company Palletforce is the latest business to make a donation to Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) in order to help secure the £1m fee needed for the Community Football Centre astro.

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BACT + Beyond Black Belt & BCA to deliver classes that pack a punch!


THANKS to funding from Staffordshire County Council young people from Across East Staffordshire will be able to take part in unique mixed martial arts classes FREE of charge.

Beyond Black Martial Arts based in Hawkins Lane Burton have joined forces with Burton Albion Community Trust and the Burton Caribbean Association to deliver classes they hope will have real punch.

The three organisations will deliver weekly mixed martial arts classes across East Staffordshire starting this April the classes will be suitable for anyone aged 11 years and older, any gender and all abilities levels are welcome.

Staffordshire County Council’s funding means the classes will be FREE of charge, there is no need to book and attendees will need no specialist equipment.

Delivery of classes will take place as set out below:

Tuesday 4:30PM – 6:30PM Burton Caribbean Association

5pm – 6pm (7 – 13 years)

6pm – 7pm (13 years and over)

Beyond Black Belt Martial Arts Centre
Thursday 6:30pm – 7:30pm Heath Road Community Centre Uttoxeter

Kev Ayre Beyond Black Belt Owner said “the classes will be a great release from the stresses of school and teenage life. Classes with BBB are always fun! And our students have a blast striving for excellence.”

“We’re really thankful to Staffordshire County Council and pleased to be working with Burton Caribbean Association and Burton Albion Community Trust using them to deliver classes in local communities, teaching young people to make good decisions, staying safe and being successful in life.”

For more info on the programme please see the above timetable and also the flyers below with all relevant information on the sessions. Also visit or call John Widdowson on 01283 565938

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Kids for a Quid @ BAFC vs Oldham

AFTER more than 1,500 junior footballers created a “brilliant atmosphere” at the Fleetwood home game Burton Albion will be offering all youngsters the chance to see a key match for just £1.

The club has announced a Kids for a Quid promotion at the Easter Saturday clash with Oldham – which will be screened live on Sky.

At the game, which kicks off at 12.30pm, juniors can gain admission for just £1 if bought alongside an accompanying adult ticket. The offer is for the terraces only and does not apply to seats.

Burton Albion commercial director Fleur Robinson said: “There was a brilliant atmosphere at our Junior Club Day and now we want to make sure all youngsters can come and enjoy what promises to be a very exciting game as we push for promotion to the Championship.

“We pride ourselves at Burton Albion on our family-friendly atmosphere and we hope to see as many youngsters as possible take up this offer – especially as there are very few Junior League fixtures taking place that day.”

The Kids for a Quid offer applies to the Oldham home game on Saturday, March 26, kick off 12.30pm. Junior £1 tickets must be purchased at the same time as an adult ticket.

Tickets are available online until 5.30pm on Good Friday or in the club shop at the Pirelli Stadium until noon on Good Friday, March 25.
Go to or call 01283 565938

To purchase on-line supporters needs to use the correct promotion code:

Here’s our easy to follow guide:

1. Click on buy tickets for Oldham
2. Select either north or west stand
3. Select the total number of tickets required.
4. Click on buy tickets – you will not be charged at this point
4. Supporters then need to type one of the following promo codes to apply the discount

1 child = kidsforaquid
2 children = kidsforaquid2
3 children = kidsforaquid3
4 children = kidsforaquid4
5 children = kidsforaquid5

If the accompanying adult is a senior – change adult price to senior using the drop down menu and click on recalculate.
If two adults or more are purchasing tickets use the promo code that applies to the number of child tickets (eg two adults, two children – apply kidsforaquid2)

Then buy tickets as usual

If you wish to buy more than five children’s tickets either repeat the process or call 01283 565938.

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Mens Health Week Activities for Prostate Cancer UK

Men's Health WeekBURTON Albion Community Trust and Queen’s Hospital have joined forces for an innovative health campaign designed to raise awareness about prostate cancer.

The campaign, which hopes to take away the ‘fear factor’ and enable men to seek advice, will see screenings take place at the Pirelli Stadium as well as a range of health activities and fund-raising drives for Prostate Cancer UK.

We are pleased to have the backing and support of Burton Albion Football Club, which will see the campaign  focused on the Easter weekend and Albion’s home game against Oldham on Saturday, March 26.

The Jeff Stelling-led Men United fund-raising walk, which sees Brewers fans walking with the Sky TV presenter from Derby County’s iPro Stadium to the Pirelli Stadium, will take place on Good Friday, with a collection for Prostate Cancer UK at the televised Oldham game the following day.

The screenings at the Pirelli Stadium will take place on March 30 and 31 and places can be booked now.

The health activities start on March 22 and will be supported by Albion defender Damien McCrory, our Prostate Cancer UK ambassador.

Jyoti Shah, consultant urological surgeon at Queen’s Hospital in Burton, said: “Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the western world. The good news is that people tend to live with it rather than die because of it.

“This campaign is about raising awareness and dispelling the myths and about how we can help people who have to go through that journey.

 “It is innovative working with a football club and it’s the perfect way of reaching a large number of people in our target group (men aged 50 plus) who might not want to visit a doctor or a hospital but may be more receptive to a health initiative through the football club they support in an environment they are familiar with. Coming to a football club to have a screening for a potential cancer does take away some of the fear factor.”

 Burton Albion Community Trust will be working with hospital staff on the campaign.

Head of community Andy Taylor said: “Health is one of the key areas for the trust and we are delighted to be able to be part of this campaign which can have a big impact on men in the danger group by educating them about the potential dangers and providing them with help and advice at the football club that many of them visit week-in, week-out.”

 Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson added: “One of the important things for us is using the profile of the football club to make a difference to the people of Burton and this campaign will have tangible benefits and I would urge our supporters to find out more and donate to this cause if they can.”

 Brewers manager Nigel Clough has also added his support for the campaign.

 He said: “We are pleased we can play a part in raising awareness among our fans about prostate cancer with the activities and screenings taking place at the Pirelli Stadium. We would also urge our fans to support the fund-raising activities that will contribute valuable funds for the Prostate Cancer UK charity.”

 Receive a free prostate cancer screening, including a PSA blood test and rectal examination of the prostate with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the Pirelli Stadium on March 30 and 31.To find out what the test involves and book your appointment telephone 01283 593172 or email to get more information.

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