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MATCH PREVIEW: FOREST GREEN

29 September 2022

Club News

MATCH PREVIEW: FOREST GREEN

29 September 2022

IT’S back-to-back home games for the Brewers starting with the visit of Forest Green on Saturday (kick off 3pm).

The Brewers have not played Forest Green in the EFL but we have locked horns in our non-league days.

DID YOU KNOW?

Forest Green are leading the way in terms of sustainability for football clubs.

Not only is Forest Green the only vegan football club in the world but the club is continually looking at new ways to push the boundaries of environmental consciousness in sport and that’s why FIFA described Forest Green as the greenest football club in the world – including being supplied by 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutral gas. 

MATCH OFFICIALS

The referee will be Sunny Gill. In the seven games he has officiated this season, he has shown 24 yellow cards and no red cards.

The assistant referees will be Lewis Raper and Steve Durnall, with Joe Simpson as the fourth official.

MASCOTS

Alfie Billings, aged nine, and Archie Billings, aged seven, are the mascots. If you want to be a mascot find out more here.

COLLECTION

Tomorrow there will be a collection for Derbyshire Blood Bikes, taking place around the Pirelli Stadium. Please donate generously if you can.

MATCHDAY EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Outwoods FC, who are taking part in a Matchday Experience with us this weekend!

The club says: “All of our committee, managers and coaches are 100% committed to the betterment of the children under our influence and the sense of 'Club' we have developed spills out into the wider community with help and support being given to charities, schools and other community partnerships. There's no greater gift a parent can give to their child that betters the gift of 'time' whether it be watching them train or play or helping out with their team.”

FAMILY ZONE

COME and get involved in Burton Albion’s first-ever eco Family Zone.

Taking place before Saturday’s clash against Forest Green Rovers, we will be hosting a number of activities, such as:

  • Launch of Planet League Competition – Help Burton Albion win the Planet League Cup! This is the biggest EVER football-themed climate action tournament and we want you on board to help us win.  Come and have a go at the Planet League Challenge, try and win a prize and sign up to represent us in this competition.
  • Layering up challenge;
  • Keep hydrated and fill your water bottle for free at our new Pure Ionic water fountain either in the community room at the Community Football Centre or on our portable station on the 3G pitch before the game;
  • We are becoming a Utilita Football Rebooted drop off point – bring your old football boots (or Astro turf boots), that you have grown out of, and we will ensure they are rehomed so that they don’t end up in landfill. 
  • Pedal to the Pitch – did you know we have a bike station where you can chain your bike to whilst you are at the BAFC match?  No having to pay for parking or walk a long way.  Why not pedal to the pitch and chain your bike up for free?
  • Waste Savvy Staffs will be on hand with some fun and games to show us what waste can be disposed of where in your home and in the local community.

Our regular Family Zone activities are taking place too such as: football, archery, inflatable fun, colouring and much more across the Astro pitch and the Community football building.

Billy Brewer will be on hand and has been trying out some of the indoor and outdoor activities as can be seen in our gallery with pictures taken by Leila Coker. View HERE

Make sure to come down from 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon - the fun is open to both home and away fans!

There is plenty more information for young fans on the club website such as the history of the club, how to become a mascot and fun things to do such as our Brewers bingo which you can download now - click here to visit our Family Section!

FOOD & DRINK

The popular Don Burger catering unit will be at the Pirelli Stadium for this game, serving gourmet burgers to both home and away fans from approximately 1pm. They will be serving their popular Don Burger so make sure to pick up yours. They will sited near to the Don Amott (West Stand).

We also have a wide range of food and drink inside - including jacket potatoes, hot dogs, burgers, chips and our famous faggots and peas. Chips are just £2.50, a burger is £3.20. Pies and pasties are £3.

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SPONSORS

Match Sponsor – Willshee’s

Willshee’s is the largest independent waste and recycling company in the Midlands region for domestic,industrial and commercial waste management, based in Burton-on-Trent.

Our family-run company has been providing waste and recycling solutions for over 35 years.

Our waste management, recycling and skip hire expertise means we can propose, develop and deliver tailor made services for the reduction, reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal of waste.

Managing Director Dean Willshee will be joining us with members of his team and some of his customers.

Man of the Match Sponsor – Dave Mellor

DAVE Mellor has a long association with Burton Albion Football Club going back to our Northern Premier League days.

Dave was club secretary in the 1980s who stepped up to be Chairman in the mid 1980s in the club’s hour of need after Bill Royall stepped down and before new investor Sam Brassington agreed to take over as Chairman. Dave was one of the founding trustees of Burton Albion Community Trust in 2010 and was a natural choice with his dedication to and passion for Burton Albion where he remains a Vice President.

Dave is the President of the Bass Charity Vase Committee and has played an important part in safeguarding the heritage of this football competition as well as annually helping raise thousands of pounds for local good causes.

  • Our Matchball Delivery sponsor is ATL and performing duties for the firm will be Anne Nicholson and Carl Scattergood.
  • Peter and Diane Scragg are Ciaran Gilligan’s Player Sponsors are attending and will receive their signed shirt.

CELEBRATIONS

Happy birthday to Jack Preston who is enjoying hospitality with his friends.

Belated 70th birthday greetings to Chris Voyce who is also celebrating with friends.

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PROGRAMME

The Matchday Brewer can be bought around the ground and in the Club Shop priced at £3 for 48 pages of exclusive content.

It includes an interview with Sam Winnall celebrating his 100th goal.

There is League One news round up and detailed look at our opposition Fleetwood Town.

TICKET INFORMATION

Early bird ticket prices for the game are as follows:

Seats

Adults: £22
Senior (65-plus): £20
Young Person (17-22): £20
Under-17: £12
Under-13: £12

Terrace

Adults: £18
Senior (65-plus): £16
Young Person (17-22): £13
Under-17: £5
Under-13: £5

Early bird tickets are available up until 5pm the day before each matchday. Tickets purchased after this time will incur a £2.00 increase in price.

Book your tickets right now via our online ticket store or, if you are purchasing on your mobile phone use our web-based app.

You can also purchase tickets by visiting the Club Shop at the Pirelli Stadium or you can call 01283 565938. 

Brewers fan will be able to pay in cash on the turnstiles for this fixture for terrace admission. You will need a ticket for seats. The East (Away) Stand terrace will not be open for this fixture. Away fans can purchase seat tickets on he day from the ticket wibdows.

PARKING

Please park responsibly around the ground and use the Ryknild Trading Estate rather than the surrounding streets

More details HERE

NEXT MATCH

The Brewers are at home to Fleetwood on Tuesday, October 4, with a 7.45pm kick off.

 


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