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BACT have recently received the award for the Midlands Community Club of the Year, after being rewarded for their hard work within the local Burton community and surrounding areas. After winning the award, this then shortlisted the Trust for the national Community Club of the Year award, along with five other community schemes. Unfortunately for the Brewers, they did miss out on the national award, which took place in Manchester at the 2016 Football League Awards, however, this has still been a huge accolade for the Trust and its hard work.

The Trust came up against a number of Championship clubs for the national award, against the likes of Rotherham United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Burnley, Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City, with Charlton eventually running out as national winners.

Andy Taylor, head of community at BACT, said: “This is a great achievement for the football club, the community trust and all of the staff involved.

“It’s great for BACT to be recognised for the fantastic work we deliver within the community all of which would not be possible without the support of funders, sponsors and programme partners.

“We hope all of our partners and everybody in East Staffordshire and the surrounding areas are proud to be working with us.

“For us to achieve this award after only being established for five and a half years highlights even more the unique nature of Burton Albion Football Club.”

“Despite not winning the national award, we are still over the moon with winning the regional award and it was great to be at such a prestigious awards evening. It just goes to show what a great family, football club we are and we hope to continue our progression in the close future and beyond”.