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ANTHONY O'CONNOR DROPS INTO GOLDEN GOAL CHRISTMAS PARTY

9 December 2015

BREWERS defender Antony O’Connor dropped into the Golden Goal Christmas Party at the Pirelli Stadium to answer questions from the fans.

The Golden Goals is a Burton Albion Community Trust activity programme for over 50s which meets weekly.

It takes place at the Pirelli Stadium every Wednesday from 10am to noon. The cost is £2 and includes tea and biscuits.

It’s a hugely popular programme and the Tom Bradbury Suite was packed for the annual Christmas party – which saw the group enjoy a festive meal.

The Albion No 19 posed for pictures with Golden Goals members and held a Q&A in which he talked about coming from Ireland to take up a professional career in football -  first with Blackburn Rovers before joining the Brewers for the first time on loan.

A Liverpool fans as a boy, O’Connor also revealed that Steven Gerrard is his footballing hero and that David Dunn was a major influence on his game whilst at Blackburn.

Because of the popularity of the Golden Goals programme, there are now additional sessions at:

Uttoxeter Hermitage Centre on Tuesdays from 10am-11am;

BACT Community Hub on Tuesdays from 10am-noon;

Immanuel Hall, Stapenhill, on Thursdays from 9.30am-11.30am

Tutbury Village Hall, on Thursdays from 10am-noon.

Call 01283 565938 for details.

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