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WEEK OF ACTION CONCLUDES WITH REMEMBRANCE SERVICE AT ST GEORGE'S PARK

10 November 2023

Community

WEEK OF ACTION CONCLUDES WITH REMEMBRANCE SERVICE AT ST GEORGE'S PARK

10 November 2023

THE EFL Week of Action came to a conclusion with a special day of activities at St George’s Park with the club and community trust highlighting the impact they make in the local area.

The Week of Action is an EFL campaign to showcase the great work done by all 72 clubs and Burton Albion celebrated by inviting community participants to watch a first team training session and then join a service of remembrance.

Members of Burton Albion Community Trust’s adult disability sessions and participants on the Community Health Walk arrived at St George’ Park to watch Dino Maamria and his squad prepare for the game at Northampton tomorrow. After the training session the players signed autographs and posed for selfies before everyone reassembled at the Hilton Hotel’s No Man’s Land Match memorial which marks the football game played between British and German soldiers in between the front line trenches in the First World War.

The service was attended by players from the first team, representatives of the trust and academy and community participants. During a minute’s silence Brewers manager Dino Maamria and club secretary Kelly Hyde placed wreaths in front of the memorial.

The whole day’s events were captured live on BBC Radio Derby with Ian Skye presenting his entire show from St George’s Park to join Burton Albion in supporting The Week of Action.

Phil Pusey said: “It’s a great day for us with the football club and trust working together as part of EFL’s Week of Action celebrating all the good stuff that goes on in the community through the brand of Burton Albion.

“We have had massive support from BBC Radio Derby doing a four hour outside broadcast and talking to a mass of different people. We have had people attending first team training, an Academy match taking place and a short service where we took time to remember, as we always do at this time of year, all the people who have lost their lives or who have painful memories from the tragedies of war.

“It has been a great privilege to be here today and be part of all of this throwing a spotlight on the things we do every week from the young to the old, the things we do around health and education and inspiring people to grow and develop. It’s a wide range of activities that are making the lives of so many people in Burton better.”

Dino Maamria said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the community groups to training and for me and the players to meet them. Community is at the heart of everything this football club does, and we are proud of all the great work that is done.”

Charlotte Jarvis Burton Albion women’s team captain joined the day’s events.

She said: “Joining in with community activities is definitely something we are doing and want to do more of. We want to get out into the community and show our support as much as we possibly can. Hopefully we can also show the younger girls as well that there is a pathway and they can get involved in the club.”


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