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Loyal Fan Backs Shakers

16 October 2014

The Club are delighted to announce that avid supporter Steve Ebbrell has helped support the Youth and Academy set-up. The current agreement, which is set to last until the end of the 2016/2017 season, will assist the Club in its endeavours to retain and improve on the superb work already being done.

Steve Ebbrell said "I started becoming aware of football when I was around 9 or 10, and living in Hollins I could see the floodlights of Gigg Lane from my bedroom window. Although my dad was never a massive football fan, I pestered him week after week to take me to see a game. Eventually he relented, and in 1989 I experienced my first ever visit to a football ground. I can't remember anything of the game itself, but I can still see the stands, the fans, hear the atmosphere and smell the various smells of pies, pasties and bovril as clear as if it were yesterday. From that point on I was hooked.

My dad died a couple of years ago, and to recognise his influence in me becoming a firm supporter of Bury, I decided to invest in the club, and in particular the youth programme. For me, the most important thing about the club's future is the youth, whether it be supporting or playing, so I urge all the dads out there to get your kids down to the JD Stadium, and get them as hooked on the club as I have been for all these years.

Everything I do for Bury Football Club is done in the memory of Kenny Ebbrell - "Catch you on the flip side".'

Commercial Executive, Ben Miles said “In Steve we have someone who has an obvious passion for the Club and it’s great to have him involved.  We’re aware of the sentimental nature behind his involvement and we’re sure that Kenny would be immensely proud of what Steve’s achieved and the investment in his memory’. 

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