BRADFORD City fans will be able to toast their team with a new beer launched at a fundraising event.

Bingley Bantams Gold, has been produced by Bingley Brewery, based in Shay Lane, Wilsden, through the Bingley Bantams, the town’s supporters’ club for Stuart McCall’s men.

The 4.2 per cent blonde beer will initially be on sale to fans and punters exclusively at the Firepit, Market Place, Bingley.

It will be launched at an event, organised by Bingley Bantams, also held at the Firepit, on Thursday, July 27, from 6.30pm.

The ticket-only event will feature appearances from Mr McCall, City chief executive James Mason and former player Wayne Jacobs, who will sample the first pints.

Bingley Bantams was set up in April this year and already has almost 100 members. It has further shown its commitment to the club by sponsoring new signing, Northern Ireland striker Shay McCartan, during the new season.

Ian Taylor, Bingley Bantams secretary, hopes fans will be toasting Bantams’ victories more than they are drowning their sorrows with the new beer.

He said: “We thought how about having a beer for us. It is a fairly good plug for us.

“The beer will help get our name known and we wanted to promote the club.

“There was a need for a supporters’ club in Bingley. We will be running coaches to all of City’s away games this season.

“We wanted to support the community and charities as a whole as well as the club and this was a good chance to do that.”

All proceeds from the night will go to One in a Million. The charity, located next to City’s Valley Parade stadium, provides sports, arts and enterprise for disadvantaged children and young people.

The charity works with more than 1,000 children and young people per week in the Bierley, Canterbury, Manningham and Windhill areas of Bradford, and in Keighley.

All money raised from the beer launch will help support the daily activities the charity runs across the city.

Mr Jacobs, co-founder of One in a Million, said: “I am extremely grateful to the supporters’ club for doing this.

“Without the support of groups like Bingley Bantams we would not be able to carry our work on.

“It’s fantastic for us as a charity to get the support of groups and also the football club, who we work closely with.

“I am looking forward to the night and no doubt getting some stick from Stuart.”

For tickets for the event, priced £10, go to bantams shop or email Mr Taylor at