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Blades big screen showing

18 July 2017

Blades heritage will take centre stage at a film premiere tomorrow (19th July).

Playing legends will share their untold stories in a documentary made by students from Parkwood E-ACT Academy, near to United's Steelphalt Academy at Shirecliffe.

The youngsters have produced a documentary exploring the milestone firsts of Bramall Lane and its historical impact on the game. It will feature previously untold stories by Len Badger, the Club's greatest ever player Tony Currie and club historian John Garrett.

Sparked by this year being the 90th anniversary of the first live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, Sheffield United's Community Foundation received a £10,000 Heritage Lottery Fund - a Sharing Heritage grant to create the film in partnership with the local academy.

Chris Bailey, education manager at Sheffield United Community Foundation, said: "The funding has allowed us to provide a bespoke opportunity for the students at Parkwood E-ACT Academy using the iconic and inspirational history of our football club.

"We are really excited to see the result and we hope that the film can be shared and enjoyed by future generations."

Fiona Spiers, head of Heritage Lottery Fund Yorkshire and the Humber, said "Sharing Heritage is a wonderful opportunity for communities to delve into their local heritage and we are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that Sheffield United Community Foundation can embark on a real journey of discovery. "Heritage means such different things to different people, and HLF's funding offers a wealth of opportunities for groups to explore and celebrate what's important to them in their area."

The premiere will take place at the 1889 suite at Bramall Lane on Wednesday 19th July.


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