Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2015’

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Dates Announced for Girls Centre of Excellence Trials 2015

The dates have been announced for this year’s Sporting Club Albion Girl’s Centre of Excellence* Trials 2015. This year will see the trials taking place in the WBA Academy Dome on Halfords Lane in West Bromwich on the following dates in June: All players must pre-register for the open trials. In order to successfully register for the trials, we will …

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Is Your School In Need of a New Football Kit?

The Premier League launched this year’s Player’s Kit Scheme on Thursday with the help of Southampton and England defender Nathaniel Clyne. At the event, which took place at the Allen Edward Primary School in Stockwell, Clyne was joined by Women’s England international Fran Kirby to distribute a free full football team kit to Year 5 and 6 pupils at the school. …

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IMAGE GALLERY: Tri Albion Challenge School Banner Competition

Congratulations to the finalists of the school banner competiton as part of the Tri Albion Challenge. Schools were asked to design a banner that would best represent the Challenge, including all three stages, as well as the Foundation and Tri Albion logo. The school voted the winner will receive a 30-person Match Day Package Experience, courtesy of The Albion Foundation. …

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The Albion Foundation Supports Premier Skills in Africa – Tackling Violence Against Women

Albion Foundation member of staff Hayley James has recently returned from a week-long trip to Kenya to support the Premier League and British Council as part of a new initiative designed to tackle issues of violence against girls and women in the country. Launched in Western Kenya, the new initiative will provide training for 47 Kenyan football coaches and referees …

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Blind Dave Heeley Experiences Humidity Chamber

“Blind Dave” Heeley experienced heat like no other on Wednesday morning as he travelled to the University of Birmingham. The University had kindly granted Dave use of their “Environmental Chamber” that was able to replicate the conditions that Dave, Rosemary and Tony would experience as they travel across the Sahara as part of the Marathon des Sables (MdS) in just …

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FOUNDATION FOCUS: Looked After Children

Students J and T are both male, year 6 students at Rowley Hall Primary School and receive academic support and mentoring within school via Albion Foundation Inspire Coach JW. Support in school began in September 2015 and is persistent on a once a week basis. J and T are under supervision from Sandwell Looked After Children (LAC). JW was briefed …

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IMAGE GALLERY: Sporting Club Albion Ladies 2-1 Copsewood Coventry (County Cup Semi Final)

Photos courtesy of Clive Jones PR (

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Sporting Club Albion Ladies Reach County Cup Final

Sporting Club Albion Ladies were celebrating reaching the Final of the Women’s County Cup on Sunday afternoon. A hard fought 2-1 victory after extra time saw them progress at the expense of Copsewood Coventry. It was a game of few chances as both sides struggled to make the breakthrough in a tense game. Neither team wanted to give an edge …

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Albion Foundation Reaping Benefits From Volunteers Pathway

The Albion Foundation are pleased to announce 14 young people are currently trialling on different sessions, supporting through our projects to become an official volunteer. On the 18th February, The Albion Foundation delivered a recruitment evening for young people who are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Albion Foundation. 14 people attended the evening which was based at The …

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Albion Foundation Hosts PL4S Badminton Fixture

The Albion Foundation are currently delivering PL4S badminton sessions each week in local schools such as Shireland Collegiate Academy and George Salter Academy. Between both schools, we are engaging with over 140 pupils on a weekly basis. George Salter Academy are currently engaging with 40+ students every Wednesday, with a few students also volunteering at the session. From this success, …

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