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Bantams Banter supporting BDFC

6 December 2013

 The Award Winning ‘Bantams Banter’ duo Tom & Dom have released a limited edition pin badge with all profits going to Bradford Disability Football Club (BDFC). 

have been made and each badge is individually numbered. Of the 500 badges, 250 have already been pre-ordered by badge collectors.500Only

must-have Christmas Present for Bradford City Supporters!They are priced at only £3.00 each and are a

and will also be on sale at the Coral Windows Stadium for City's Sky Bet League 1 homee match against Leyton orient on Saturday 14 December.www.bantamsbanter.comThe badges will be available online at

Bantams Banteris brought to you by Tom Fletcher and Dominic Newton-Collinge - AKA 'Tom and Dom'. Their award winning podcast is a satirical look at being a football fan. They take you through the trials and tribulations of supporting Bradford City. Each Bantams Banter podcast is recorded live on match-days either from Bradford City’s press box or for away matches from the depth of the away stand!

With some success as they have picked up a few awards along the way being voted BBC 606 ‘Fans of the Year 2012-13’ and most recently beating Premier League clubs' podcasts to the coveted ‘Football Podcast of the Year 2013 award’ at the Football Blogging Awards.  They’ve been featured on Sky Sports, BBC TV and several radio stations, even commentated live from Wembley. Their fame extends beyond Bradford City, with a following in the sports community helping them achieve over 2.5m downloads, Number two in the iTunes podcast chart, over 100,000 hits on YouTube for music videos and radio station promotions.

You can see the difference being a part of the club makes to their lives.”  They are at city matches with BFDC running away match trips as well, they are regular listeners and supporters of the podcast, they are very active on twitter and facebook always giving us their best support.  “We have met a number of the players at BDFC and watched as they live their lives to the fullest, you can see football and Bradford City are a big part of that.:When asked why they choose to donate to BDFC, Dom said

  yd.former Bantams striker Ian Ormondro by Bradford Disability Football club was founded in 2002 with an initial grant of £1,000 and 8 players. It nowhas over 100 members aged from 6 to 60 and is growing in its profile and its membership every year. The disability club is a part of the Bradford City F.C Community Foundation, which is run

Pictured above is Dom from Bantams Banter and BDFC’s Stephen Haigh.

  .West Yorkshires Coach of The YearSteven was was born a thalidomide and is deaf and mute. Through playing for BDFC, he has gone onto volunteer for Bradford City in the Community and he works to deliver grass roots football to children in schools within the local community with the BDFC Head Coach, Paul Jubb, who himself was recently shortlisted for


The badges are little piece of history and I am sure every BDFC player will be wearing theirs with pride!”  The money will be used to ensure the ongoing provision of training, we are growing so fast we have a real challenge to meet the needs of the new players joining every year. said “It’s amazing that our work has been recognised by Bantams Banter. Their podcasts are widely enjoyed by the fans and BDFC players. Ian Ormondroyd, Club Chairman and founder of Bradford City FC Community Foundation,

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