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22 June 2017

BURTON Albion and West Brom will compete for the Bass Vase when they meet at the Pirelli Stadium on July 26.

The pre-season game will help the Bass Charity Vase charity raise cash for local good causes.

The Vase will be presented to the winning team at the end of the game.

Burton Albion played QPR last pre-season with the Vass at stake and, after the game was drawn, the Brewers, as holders, retained the trophy.

Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are delighted to again host this year’s Bass Vase game. The charity has a long and rich history and Burton Albion has always played a big part in that and we are happy to again offer our support. We hope as many football fans as possible come and see what should be an entertaining game against Tony Pulis’s Premier League side.”

The game takes place on Wednesday 26 July - kick-off at 7.45pm. Terrace tickets are now on sale but only limited seat tickets will be available. Season ticket holders will have until Monday 26 June to claim their regular seat. After this date, all seats will be released to general sale.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Adult: £10.00 
Under 17: £5.00 

Adult: £15.00 
Under 17: £10.00

 The Bass Charity Vase was founded in Burton in 1889 as a football competition to be competed for annually by major teams, particularly Football League clubs. The proceeds from the games would be donated mainly to medical-related and hospital charities.

Its patrons were Lord Burton and Hamar Alfred Bass, who presented a magnificent inscribed silver Rose Bowl (reputed to be one of the most valuable trophies in British football) to be held by the competition winners.

Many famous clubs and players have taken part since the competition started.

Innovation has been a key to its continuing success: even during the difficult times of the two World Wars, the competition took place. Coalville Munitions Girls won during the Great War and a Royal Artillery team was successful during the Second World War.

Other past winners include Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Derby County, Leicester City, Liverpool, Notts County, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.

The Bass Charity Vase celebrated its centenary in 1989 when with extra efforts and additional events over £25,000 was donated to charities.

The charity continues to support good causes every year.

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