Painting the town Claret! Burnley College and BFC team up in a day of celebration

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It was the highlight of last season – and now we’re doing it all over again.

The two giants of Burnley, Burnley College and Burnley Football Club, are joining forces to create a day to remember for fans at Turf Moor – The “College Clarets Takeover 2024.”

Last year the College Clarets Takeover saw the town awash with specially-designed scarfs and smiling faces. This year even more are expected as the Clarets take on Brentford on Saturday 16 March.

In the run-up to the game, Burnley College have planned free giveaways and activities for fans of all ages to enjoy:

  • Grab a giveaway! Exclusive College Clarets scarves and stickers
  • FREE parking for all BFC ticketholders at Burnley College
  • Pit your gaming skills against the Burnley College’s pro-Esports player in a FIFA tournament
  • Get your face painted!
  • Get down and dance with live music in the Fanzone
  • Half-time challenges
  • And lots more!

Behind there scenes there’s so much more going on, too. It’s a chance for a number of our Students to shadow key matchday personnel at Turf Moor – from looking after guests in the hospitality suites to social media and photography.

Karen Buchanan, Principal of Burnley College, said it is going to be an amazing day, showcasing the power of collaboration between the College and football club:

“The iconic stage of Turf Moor is the perfect stage and the passionate fans such an amazing audience.

“Last year it was amazing – this year it’s going to be even better!

“Our partnership with Burnley Football Club is incredibly successful and has huge benefits for both the club and College – from Sport and Fitness to eSports.

“It’s fantastic to grow this further, expanding the opportunity to work together and evolve our relationship with even more exciting developments to follow in the coming months, and years.”

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