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Image Gallery: WBA Players Help Launch Foundation’s Premier League Schools Package

On Thursday 11th September 2014, the new look Premier League School Programme was launched in two of The Albion Foundation’s key schools; Galton Valley Primary, Smethwick, and Bleakhouse Primary School, Oldbury. WBA FC players Joleon Lescot, Andre Wisdom and Keemar Roofe all supported the launch, by participating in some fun and active PE lessons, before answering some of the children’s …

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WBA Players Help Foundation Launch Premier League Schools Package

On Thursday 11th September 2014, the new look Premier League School Programme was launched in two of The Albion Foundation’s key schools; Galton Valley Primary, Smethwick, and Bleakhouse Primary School, Oldbury. WBA FC players Joleon Lescot, Andre Wisdom and Keemar Roofe all supported the launch, by participating in some fun and active PE lessons, before answering some of the children’s …

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The Albion Foundation Bids Farewell To Jon Ross

At the end of this month, The Albion Foundation bids farewell to one of its longest serving members of staff. Jon Ross has been with the Foundation for almost 12 years and leaves us to take up an exciting new career challenge with our best wishes. Having joined us a Coach back in 2002, Jon quickly moved up the ladder …

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Our Match Day Package Experience’s Earn Rave Reviews

We recently entertained Bleakhouse Junior School, Oldbury for a Schools Match Day Package Experience. As part of their investment in our Premier League Schools Package and they are entitled to a Match Day Package with ourselves and they chose the home fixture against Everton for their day out. As part of their Match Day Package, they were able to take …

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SCA PAN Disability Football Section Begin The Season On A High

SCA’s PAN Disability Football section has begun the season on a massive high just as they ended last season. The PAN disability section works with players who may have a slight learning difficulty, severe learning difficulty, cerebral palsy, visual impairments plus many other forms of ambulant disabilities. The teams train every Wednesday evening at Sandwell Academy and are led by …

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Chris Brunt Visits Portway Leisure Centre

Yesterday WBA Captain Chris Brunt paid a visit to a group of Sandwell Adult Service users at the Portway Lifestyle Centre, Oldbury. Brunt explored the Lifestyle Centre which has been superbly designed to cater for people with disabilities within the sport. He was very impressed by the centre and the opportunities that the centre can offer local disabled pupils and adults …

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Albion Kicks Head To Wembley

Albion Kicks is an inclusion project offering free football 48 weeks a year, aimed at teenagers between the ages of 12-18. The project runs across the Sandwell area, covering sites identified by the police as high youth crime and anti-social behaviour. The Albion Foundation ran its prestigious ‘Road To Wembley’ competition as part of the successful Albion Kicks programme. 80 …

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Wanted: Sporting Club Albion Blind Football Goalkeeper

Sporting Club Albion Blind Football Team are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, committed goalkeeper to become a part of our FA Player Development Centre and represent WBA in the DBA National Blind Futsal League (must be 16+). The club train every Monday and 15 Saturdays throughout the regular football season. A blind football team consists of four outfield players and …

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Job Vacancy: Inspire Coach

‘Inspire’ Coach – Raising Attainment through Enterprise Education and Inclusion team Salary Range – £16,000 – £19,000 Contract – one year in the first instance The Albion Foundation (registered Charity 1081948) is an established and successful provider of Sports and Education programmes. Our Education and Inclusion team is developing and is seeking to appoint a new member of staff who can …

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Case Study: My Footsteps from Participant to My Future Aspirations

A recent student, Chelsea, has written about her time with us and the impact that we made in her life: “I was first introduced to The Albion Foundation by Craig Bannister (Inspire Coach) in 2009 when he was placed with me as a mentor to help me with my school work at Sandwell Academy. Craig came in to ask what …

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