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BRANDON SUTTON MEMORIAL TROPHY: REPORT AND PICTURES

10 May 2023

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BRANDON SUTTON MEMORIAL TROPHY: REPORT AND PICTURES

10 May 2023

A SOLD-OUT tribute game to Brandon Sutton has been played tonight at the Pirelli Stadium

The match was played as a memorial to eighteen-year-old-Brandon, who was in his second year on The Football and Education Course with Burton Albion Community Trust and Burton and South Derbyshire College when he died on January 1 in a road traffic accident.

The Brandon Sutton Memorial Cup will was raising money to support a Young People’s Bereavement Help Point that Burton Albion Community Trust will be running in conjunction with St Giles Hospice.

The memorial match was the idea of Liam Newton, Brandon’s close friend with  ‘Brandon’s Boys’ playing against the BACT Football and Education Team. The F&E team ran out 5-4 winners. 

Trent and Dove Housing agreed to cover the cost of the officials, stewarding and other requirements. Nick Sutton Brandon’s dad works for Trent and Dove.

Brandon’s family said in the matchday programme: “We would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to each of you for being here with us this evening and for purchasing a ticket. The proceeds of which will be donated towards supporting young people who are dealing with loss and bereavement.

“That's something which we know Brandon would have been proud to have been associated with. He was always there to help others so for us to give something back seems the perfect way to remember him.

“Special thanks to Liam Newton and the Burton Albion family for making all of this possible and supporting us in creating Brandon’s lasting legacy."

To make a donation go to https://app.investmycommunity.com/campaigns/bradonsut

Images from tonight’s game can be purchased with profits going to the fund, courtesy of Epic Action Imagery.

It’s £5 per individual download or £12.50 for a five-image package.

http://www.epicactionimagery.com/Brandon-Sutton-Memorial-Cup-/


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