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Bradford City boss off to the classroom
Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson is going back to school today as part of a partnership between the football club and a charity.
The Bantams manager is popping along to City’s community partner One In A Million Free School to welcome new students and staff.
The partnership between the club and the charity is the first of its kind in the country to open a mainstream school. It see the club’s current and former players interacting with students to encourage and inspire them.
Former City star and One In A Million executive director Wayne Jacobs said: “We are absolutely delighted that the ‘Boss’, Phil Parkinson, is coming to kick off our new school era.”
On September 15 (3pm kick-off) at Valley Parade, Parkinson will lead a team of celebrities against the City side that won promotion to the Premier League in 1999. The reunion team, managed by Paul Jewell, will include the likes of Stuart McCall and Peter Beagrie.
Entry to the game is £3 on the turnstiles. Before the match the school will be open between 1.30pm and 2.15pm for fans to have a look at what was formerly the club’s ticket office and club shop.