DUDLEY Town Football Club face an away day fixture every week!

The Robins were left reeling after they lost the use of their Castlegate ground due to mining subsidence back in 1985.

Ever since, the club have faced a somewhat nomadic existence having played at the likes of Stourbridge, Halesowen and Oldbury.

They currently travel to Willenhall-based Sporting Khalsa near Wolverhampton for a home game but despite this adversity have still managed to triumph by winning promotion to the Midland Football League Premier Division.

Dudley councillor Shaukat Ali has been a strong supporter of the club and has praised the contribution made by chairman Steve Austin and his committee to help keep the club going.

He said: " It's a sad situation that they are having to play outside Dudley Borough. Steve has been instrumental in helping the club to continue and I'm sure that winning this award would help lift the morale of everyone at the club while helping to raise the profile at the same time.”

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ELITE Dragon Martial arts have been operating in Sandwell for the past four years.

Initially Elite Dragon began life in a partnership before driving force Alex Farmer opted to go it alone three years ago.

Since then, Elite Dragon has made a profound impact within the local community, helping to turn lives around.

Situated in Rood End Road Oldbury, Elite Dragon has significantly grown in strength since its formation.

Alex said: "To win the award would mean a great deal to both myself and the business as it would help raise the club's profile, which in turn would lead to more opportunities to help families.”

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TEAM Pumpkin is much more than just a Boxing Club!

The Brierley Hill based club have only been operating for the past 13 months but already they are helping to turn youngsters lives around.

Driving force Carl Collins said: "From day one we said we wanted to be a community hub and we've worked really hard to make that happen.

"We've also introduced a healthy eating programme, giving out free fresh fruit to all our boxers.

"This is having a life changing effect on some of the children, which hopefully will stay with them forever.

"We've also built a great partnership with West Midlands Police and the Merry Hill Centre as some children were becoming a problem to both with anti-social behaviour, violence and gang related issues. Boxing can become an intervention to that and help the children make better decisions.

"We are also part of a local summit led by MP Suzanne Webb to tackle knife crime and we will continue to support this matter.”

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