M86 Project Partnership (2011-2014) the video.

The above video covers the work and achievements of the M86 Partnership Project with funding from the Heritage Lottery fund.

M86 News release: APRIL 12 2013


The pack is the brainchild of Alan Spence, Project Director Middlesbrough 86, a Heritage Lottery-funded project that has run a series of initiatives over the past 18 months to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the club surviving near financial disaster in the mid-1980s.

The packs, which are being distributed to schools across Teesside, feature subjects for key stages 2, 3 and 4 such as footballers’ diets from different eras, kit designs, football merchandising and the geography of football clubs”

“The education pack is a full of fun learning activities to supplement the work schools already do in the classroom. It utilises our football club as a means to both remember the past and create the future”.

“Working with many Teesside organisations, the project has delivered activities across the fields of art, music, theatre, oral history, literature, photography, memorabilia, heritage walks and a website. Now we are launching this education pack that we hope will inspire primary and secondary school pupils across Teesside.

“A central focus of the project was to give the club’s fans and the community the opportunity to share their memories and experiences of Middlesbrough FC and this pack will ensure that continues into the future.”

Since its launch in 2011, Middlesbrough 86 has delivered a wide range of activities to celebrate the football club’s importance within Teesside’s community including a hugely successful Boro exhibition at the town’s Dorman Museum, which attracted 33,000 visitors, and a week-long play at Teesside University.

Supported by a £42,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project’s key supporters have included Middlesbrough FC, Middlesbrough Council, Teesside University, Fly Me to the Moon, the Co-operative Membership, Q.A. International Certification Ltd and Brian Debnam Associates.