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BURTON ALBION FAN NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS EFL AWARD

14 April 2022

BURTON Albion fan Sue Taylor has been shortlisted for a prestigious EFL Award.

Sue is one of three names in the running for the EFL Supporter of the Year with the winner announced on April 24.

Burton Albion’s Vaccination Centre has already been named the EFL’s Community Project of the Year for League One and is in the running for the overall award on April 24.

Sue Taylor is a Season Ticket Holder at the Pirelli Stadium along with her daughter Jenny and grandchildren Charlotte and Millie - always sitting in the same seats in block 7 of the main stand.

Now retired, she has volunteered for the club and community trust in a number of roles including helping out at the Grange Street Community Hub, manning the tea bar at junior league football games on a Saturday morning and volunteering three days a week at the Vaccination Centre.

Sue loves being part of the Burton Albion family and says: “We have a really good friendship with those in our block and we really look out for each other. Both my grandchildren were Junior Brewers, and we have all got to know the players – it’s a truly fabulous club and it’s a pleasure to be part of it.”

For the last five years she has also been a volunteer providing refreshments on Saturday mornings at the Burton Albion Community Football Centre for Burton Junior Football League matches. Her friendly nature and willingness to help have made her a firm favourite with kids and parents alike and she’s now affectionately known as ‘Teabar Sue’ – which makes her smile.

At the start of the pandemic, she immediately volunteered to help out at the Burton Albion Vaccination Centre at the Pirelli Stadium and for the last 15 months has been on duty three times a week.

She meets and greets people arriving at the centre, helps them if they have mobility problems, and to complete any forms that need signing, and explains the procedure to get jabbed. Her work is all outside and carries on in all weathers into the evenings and at weekends.

Burton Albion Community Trust Vaccination Centre Co-ordinator Roy Burton said: “Sue was well known by everybody from the BJFL Saturday morning games, and she was one of the first volunteers for the vaccination centre and she has been with us from day one. She is outside in all weathers, asking important questions and helping the public. She is a fantastic volunteer for both the club and community trust.”

Burton Albion Community Trust Head of Community Matt Hancock said: “This is a well-deserved nomination. Everyone at Burton Albion knows who ‘Teabar Sue’ is and she’s always there with a smile and a helping hand whether that’s at a junior football game or helping people get a Covid jab. She was one of the very first people to put her hand up to help at a time when people weren’t vaccinated, and many were too fearful to help out. Since then, she has been an integral part of a team that has helped deliver 250,000 doses and she has always been on the frontline for us."

 

EFL Supporter of the Season Award Nominations

Mark Crowther – Luton Town

Cath Dyer – Swansea City

Sue Taylor – Burton Albion


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