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Albion to welcome Russian Delegates

20 November 2013

Burton to host Russian Delegation

Burton Albion Football Club has been invited by Staffordshire County Council to host a Russian Delegate Party from the city of Ivanovo and representatives from the club look forward to welcoming them on Friday November 22 at The Pirelli Stadium.


In attendance on Friday will be senior members of Staffordshire County Council, who themselves have close links with the city of Ivanovo through sharing best practice. Representatives of Burton Albion including Chairman Ben Robinson, Community Trust Manager Andy Taylor and Academy Manager Mike Whitlow and Mayor and Mayoress of East Staffordshire Borough Council.


The Russian Delegation Party from Ivanovo which is located 300km north-east of the capital Moscow are representing their local football club Tekstilshchik who play in the Russian Second Division. They will be led by their General Manager Yury Ermakov supported by Mr Sergey Toms, Deputy Chief Doctor at Ivanovo Clinical Hospital.


The day will start with a tour of St George’s Park and will be followed by lunch at the Pirelli Stadium where Chairman Ben Robinson will give a presentation on the history of Burton Albion and its development both on and off the pitch, this will be followed by presentations by Academy Manager Mike Whitlow and Community Trust Manager Andy Taylor who will inform of how youth and community development is at the forefront of the football club’s vision and philosophy.


Chairman Ben Robinson said: “I am thrilled to be welcoming Yury, Sergey and the Russian Delegate Party to the Pirelli Stadium and delighted that St George’s Park has facilitated a tour of the National Football Centre and also the Mayor and Mayoress have arranged an insignia visit to the Town Hall, visiting the Council Chamber viewing the silverware and they will receive a talk from the Mayor about the history of the Town Hall and Mayors role.”


Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council said: “Staffordshire County Council's work with Ivanovo City has been going since 1999 and has developed into a practical exchange of ideas and experience from its first inception after the eastward expansion of the EU meant EU borders touched the former Soviet Union.


“We suggested that Burton Albion Community Trust would be a good example of community work which they can learn from and there are a number of other schemes which we are working on with the Ivanovo Region touching finance, police and health.”

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