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Emmerdale Set To Feature Valley Parade

Bradford City’s Youth team are set to benefit after ITV soap Emmerdale decided to film part of the programme at Valley Parade.

The Club will ask supporters to act as extra’s during filming and for every fan joining in, Emmerdale’s production company will make a donation to the Club’s Youth squad.

Up to 200 extra’s are being sought to add some authentic match day atmosphere.

The filming will take place in March, but the identities of the stars coming to Bradford remain a secret for now.

David Baldwin, Director of Operations at Bradford City, said the Club was more than happy to take part.

“It is certainly a change and something out of the ordinary,” he said.

“Part of the filming will take place on a match day in order to catch the full ambience of the stadium. But specific details like dialogue are probably more difficult to do, given that there would be 10,000 people in the stadium as well.”

Filming will take place at the Club on Wednesday 2 March, and those wanting to take part will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

Fans hoping to get on screen are being asked to contact the Club to find out more.

David Baldwin said he hoped “genuine fans” would volunteer to come along. He said: “They need a crowd scene, people arriving and leaving the ground.”

“There is no better way than to use people who actually are fans of the Club and who are actually doing their bit for the Club, too.”

Bradford City’s Youth squad could earn around £1000 from the filming, with £5 being donated to the Club for each individual taking part.

David Baldwin said: “It is all about the future development of the Club. We are a community Club, we are looking at a bit of community spirit. It is going in the right direction and every penny counts.”

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