Former Manchester United star’s support for young footballers

Bryan Robson with one of the signed shirts to be auctioned off.
Bryan Robson with one of the signed shirts to be auctioned off.

Former England captain Bryan Robson is lending his support to a local junior football club as it prepares for a special fundraising event.

The ex-Middlesbrough boss has signed club shirts to be auctioned on Friday, March 18, for Billingham Town Juniors Football Club at the fundraising night at The Swan in Billingham.

The night will include a variety show, headlined by veteran TV comedian Stan Boardman, famous for his ‘Gerrrmans’ jokes.

The Chester-le-Street-born former Manchester United great said: “I love to see young footballers in good surroundings, and I hear nothing but great things about the set-up at Billingham Juniors.

“I know raising funds is one of the most important things in keeping going so many teams within such a sizeable club, and I hope they raise a good sum to help them to keep growing as a club.

“I hope parents will rally and make March 18th a very memorable event in the club’s calendar.

Billingham Juniors Chairman Lee Shackelton said: “We are delighted that such a well-respected football player and manager has given us his support.

“These days Bryan travels the world in his role as a Manchester United Ambassador and he will witness first-hand the work that goes on in keeping clubs like Billingham Juniors alive, healthy and kicking.

“Our big fundraiser at The Swan next month really will make a difference to our financial situation.”

“This year we have the great Stan Boardman as our top of the bill, and we are delighted to have secured such a top-liner to be with us.”

Tickets for the Billingham Junior Gala Cabaret night are £25, and are available from Lee on 07872 610 893.