Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2015’

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New Season Means New Partnership with Shire Oaks Saints FC

The start of the new grassroots season sees Shire Oak Saints FC and The Albion Foundation form a new partnership. The Foundation prides itself on assisting grassroots football in the local community, allowing players to start and continue their journey within football. Therefore, The Albion Foundation will be spending every Saturday morning with the Shire Oak Saints team and helping …

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Sporting Club Albion Represented at Blind Football European Championships

Sporting Club Albion (SCA) has recently been represented at the Blind Football European Championships currently being held at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. A three strong contingent including experienced Darren Harris, Goalkeeper Daniel  James and Daniel English make up the squad of ten. Darren Harris is the most experienced player in the England squad accumulating a …

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The Albion Foundation Kick’s Tournament Summer 2015

Over fifty young people attended The Albion Foundation’s Kicks tournament on Thursday 13th August. The participants were invited from Kicks sessions spanning across Sandwell Borough based upon their positive attitude and behaviour towards different sessions. This was coupled with recruitment from Sandwell Council’s Parks Programme which the Foundation have been delivering upon throughout the summer. The programme has seen the …

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Kenya 2015 Revisited!

“The work you do there lasts a while but the time you spend with the kids lasts a lifetime.” These were the words echoed by Neil Burns upon his return from Kenya on Saturday. He, along with Paula Burns, Sally-Anne Wright and Dion Judge made The Albion Foundation’s second trip into Eastern Africa last week and spent 8 days working, …

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FOUNDATION FOCUS: Barclay’s Premier League Works Programme

This week’s Foundation Focus centers on the Barclay’s Premier League Works programme and one of it’s recent graduates, Harj. Here is Harj’s story with The Albion Foundation and studying within the Barclay’s Premier League Works Programme.  Harj joined our first Barclay’s Premier League Works cohort in November 2014. Harj had not held down a permanent job since leaving school in …

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Job Vacancy – Administrator

The Albion Foundation (registered Charity 1081948) is an established and successful provider of Sports and Education programmes. We currently have the following job vacancies: Administrator – Full Time Salary: £14,000-£18,000 per annum  37.5 hours per week – 12 month initial contract Location: Smethwick, West Midlands Responsible to: Administration and Operations Manager Purpose of Post: Responsibility for reception and administrative support for the …

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Albion Kicks take on Villa

Fifteen Kicks young people were given the opportunity to play against Aston Villa Kicks on Tuesday 11th August. The local derby took place in West Bromwich Albion’s Academy Dome on Halfords Lane. Young people were selected from Kicks Projects spanning the borough for their positive attitude and behaviour displayed over the Summer weeks. Kicks is a Premier League National Project …

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Kicks Project Learn About Finances

Monday 10th August saw ten young people from the Foundations Kicks project attend an educational workshop prior to the Manchester City premiership fixture at the Hawthorns. Young people were selected for their positive attitude and behaviour from summer Kicks sessions that are based in Sandwell. Kicks aims to provide free positive activities for young people aged 12-18 years in targeted …

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PAN Disability Tournaments Prove a Huge Success

Last week saw both our PAN Disability sections (Adults and Under 16’s) compete in two fantastic tournaments against other Premier and Football League Clubs. Thursday saw The Albion Foundation Disability department play hosts at the Portway Lifestyle Centre, Oldbury to 13 teams from across the country as they organised both an under 16’s and Adults competition. Bache Pallets were proud …

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Kicks and Police Combine For Match

Last Thursday saw Kicks young people, volunteers and police officers that support the project, join forces for a friendly fixture in the West Bromwich Albion Academy Dome. Kicks is a Premier League project which aims to provide young people aged 12-18 years with sporting and educational opportunities free of charge in Sandwell all year around. On this occasion, the day …

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