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31 March 2016

A TEAM of Burton Albion legends helped make a fund-raising five-a-side tournament a “fantastic event”.

The tournament saw 12 teams, made up of local businesses and charities, battle it out in order to be crowned champions. 

The ‘Burton Albion Legends’ team was entered by former  Brewers hero Aaron Webster, and was made up of former players Darren Stride, Marc Goodfellow, Alan Davies, Colin Hoyle, John McGrath and Mark Blount. 

Burton Albion Community Trust hosted the event at St George’s Park to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, ahead of the ‘Bike To Amsterdam’ event. Three members of the trust staff are taking part in the ride, along with a number of local partners and volunteers. 

Head of community Andy Taylor, community manager Matt Hancock and health and inclusion manager John Widdowson will be taking part in the ride - which starts in Barnsley and ends in Amsterdam, all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

The five-a-side tournament was played in an excellent spirit, with the Brewers Legends team running out as winners. The event raised more than £1,000. 

It was part of BACT’s  men’s health activity week, which has also seen a number of different projects and programmes taking place, including prostate cancer screenings at the Pirelli Stadium.

John Widdowson said: “It was an absolutely fantastic event and we are very grateful for all the teams that took part for helping to raise money for us. A special mention must go to the Burton Albion Legends team, which made the night that extra bit special. It is all for an amazing charity that we work very closely with and we hope that the money raised can help to make as much of a difference as possible.”

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