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The Albion Foundation School opens to Pupils

The Albion Foundation, West Bromwich Albion’s official charitable trust, has recently opened its doors to young people from Sandwell and Dudley at their new school on Brasshouse Lane;  The Albion Foundation School or TAFS. The term started with young people arriving at the newly refurbished facility for a tour before beginning their lessons in their new, inspiring environment. The Key Stage …

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Jubilee Park Primary School welcomes Chris Brunt

Albion player Chris Brunt recently dropped in on Jubilee Park Primary School to answer questions from pupils in Key Stage 2. Pupils were excited to see one of their heroes walk through school, and were given the chance to grill the midfielder on wide variety of subjects. Pupils learned that Chris Brunt looked up to Ryan Giggs as a role model …

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The Albion Foundation supports STOPTOBER

STOPTOBER Challenge for West Bromwich Albion’s Smokers The National campaign STOPTOBER calls for all Albion fans who smoke to join a 28 day quitting challenge. During October smokers are being encouraged to take part in the first ever mass quit attempt launched by the Department of Health – STOPTOBER. We know that if you can stop smoking for 28 days …

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Players meet Albion Foundation students

  On Tuesday 18th September 2012, young people on The Albion Foundation Education projects had the privilege of meeting West Bromwich Albion’s goalkeeper Boaz Myhill. Myhill visited the new Albion Foundation School in Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, where he was greeted by young people from the Time Out, Girls Allowed, and Reality Strikes projects. Myhill, staff and young people participated in …

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Steven Reid visits Sandwell Academy

  Year 7 pupils at Sandwell Academy received an early term boost as they were greeted by West Bromwich Albion FC star Steven Reid. Team Reid took part in a ‘Question of Sport’ style quiz against Team Topper, a team captained by Sandwell Adacemy’s Headteacher Mr Topper. Team Reid took an early lead in the ‘Picture’ round when Steven correctly identified former …

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Sporting Club Albion Basketball Team in National Cup

The award winning and nationally recognised Sporting Club Albion takes its next giant step in its development when they play their inaugural match as an adult team in the Men’s National Cup versus Birmingham A’s at Crystal Leisure Centre, Bell Street, Stourbridge on Sunday 23rd September 2012 Led by Head Coach Clive Allen the Sporting Club Albion Basketball section is now in …

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Chinese Delegate’s visit West Bromwich Albion FC

On Wednesday 12th September 2012, 25 delegates from various Universities across China visited West Bromwich Albion Football Club as part of a five day Conference focusing on managing Elite Youth Sport. The delegates were joined by Cocoa Li (interpreter) and three members of staff from the University of Worcester – Glyn Harding, Kelvin Beeching and Stuart Greaves.  During the visit to …

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Badminton Marathon successfully completed

The Albion Foundation team and members of Birmingham Bears Badminton Club successfully completed a marathon 2012 minutes of continuous badminton over the weekend of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2012. The marathon event started at 7.00am and continued for 33 hours, all through the night and on till 4.00 pm on the Sunday afternoon. Throughout this time badminton was …

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The Albion Foundation lauded for its role in unearthing and developing Stars for the Homeless World Cup!

Wednesday 30th August 2012 will go down as the day that the Albion Foundation hosted its inaugural Homeless FA development Tournament, a day which was a fantastic success enjoyed by all inspite of the horrific weather lashing against the dome. Hosted within the brilliant setting of the Academy Dome, the tournament was run by the participants themselves having been trained …

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The Triple A Project celebrates its First Birthday in Style

The first week in September for millions of young people up and down the country can meant only one thing – back to school, and for ‘Triple A’ it’s business as usual. The start of the 2012 – 2013 academic year marked the Project’s first anniversary and welcomed us back into our partner schools for a second year. The Triple A …

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