Community Trust engage with local children
Burton Albion’s Community Trust continued their excellent community engagement work during Sunday’s play-off semi-final game with Southend United.
Chairman Ben Robinson invited local children for a once in a lifetime opportunity of being player escorts for the day. The children came from local partner schools Anglesey, Riverview, Horninglow, Towerview and Eton Park Junior Schools.
Local junior football teams also got involved as they welcomed the teams onto the pitch before the game and after half-time as flag bearers for the afternoon, whilst young supporter Harry Beard did an excellent job of reading out the starting line-ups ahead of kick off.
Harry was delighted to be involved for the day, with his father Richard emailing the club to say he’d never seen Harry so happy.
Pingle School’s under-16 team recently won their local schools’ cup on the Pirelli Stadium pitch, and they paraded their trophy around the ground at half-time on Sunday.
Many people have commented on the fantastic atmosphere around the ground during the second half of Sunday’s win, helped in part by the use of a drum in the home terrace which spurred the team on to victory.
The Burton Albion Community Trust has gone from strength to strength in recent years and now engages with around 6,000 people per week and recently picked up an award for the Best Small Business in Burton.
Chairman Ben Robinson said “Sunday was a huge day for the football club with the potential prize at stake, but we still felt it was important to remember our roots within the community. I was only too happy to invite some local youngsters to the game and hopefully we gave them an unforgettable afternoon.”
For more information on the work of the Community Trust, visit www.burtonalbioncommunitytrust.co.uk