BURTON Albion will play Derby County for the Bass Charity Vase on Saturday, July 20 (kick off 3pm).
The Brewers and the Rams are the two most successful teams in the competition’s history.
Derby were the very first winners and have gone on to lift the Vase on another 16 occasions. They last won the competition in 2010.
The Brewers retained the Vase in 2016 to notch up a 14th success in the competition.
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, Leicester City, Liverpool, Notts County, Nottingham Forest, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.
Last year Aston Villa were the victors beating the Brewers 4-0.
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.
Tickets for this year’s Bass Charity Vase game will be on sale nearer the date.
The Brewers will play Premier League Sheffield United at the Pirelli Stadium in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday, July 16 at 7.45pm.