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Girls Football Camps Make Debut at Q3 Academy

The Albion Foundation delivers the Premier League Girls Football programme at 15 different satellites across Sandwell and Dudley, with the aim to get more females participating in football. Throughout the year, participants are selected to represent WBA FC at regular competitions internally or externally against other professional clubs. 2015/2016 has proved to be a huge success regarding Girls football at …

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Bag A 25th Anniversary Baggies Shirt!

How would you like to own the signed, match-worn shirt of your favourite Baggies player? In partnership with the Football Club, we are offering lucky supporters the chance to bid on the match-worn shirts of the players used in the Foundation Day fixture against Norwich City, in a unique auction with all proceeds being donated to The Albion Foundation (Charity …

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Press Pass – WBA vs Norwich City

‘Press Pass’ is a partnership between The Albion Foundation and Albion’s Media Team – providing a once in a lifetime opportunity for young writers to report on a Premier League match alongside the professionals! Steph Faulkner and Brandon English, both pupils at St Michael’s CE High School were the young reporters selected for ‘Press Pass’ and here’s what they had …

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Sport Relief Boosts Foundation Helping Teenager who showed signs of Autism

A mum has told how The Albion Foundation, supported by Sport Relief, has helped her teenage son who has shown signs of autism and was facing expulsion from school. Caroline Parkes, from Tipton, had to take four months off work with stress as 15 year-old Matthew struggled wth his temper, and had difficulties concentrating and interacting with people. Mainstream school …

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Baggies Bike Challenge Begins!

The Baggies Bike Challenge has officially begun this morning!  30 eager cyclists set off from Carrow Road, Norwich to embark on a 180 mile cycle to The Hawthorns in just three days, arriving in time for kick off on Saturday. The fixture against Norwich City will mark the 25th Anniversary of The Albion Foundation and will be used to help …

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Moat Farm Fun for WBA Players

West Bromwich Albion players went back to school yesterday as part of #WBACommunity Day with The Albion Foundation. Ten Albion First Team players swapped the training pitches for the classroom and took part in a range of activities led by Foundation members of staff. Club Captain Darren Fletcher took part in lesson with the School Council, while South American trio …

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Sporting Club Albion Reach County Cup Final 2016

Sporting Club Albion Ladies celebrated last night as they reached the Birmingham Women’s County Cup for the second consecutive season. A 10-0 semi final victory over Kingshurst Ladies secured their place in the final alongside Coventry United Ladies. The Ladies will be looking to avenge a 1-0 defeat in the Final last year. They have are optimistic ahead of the …

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One Albion Bring Easter Fun at “Eggs”travaganza Festival 2016

Yesterday saw One Albion disability department bring Easter cheer for over 50 students with disabilities and learning difficulties.  Students from 11 schools took part in a range of Easter-themed games and activities throughout the day including an Easter Egg Hunt around the grounds of Portway Lifestyle Centre, Egg and Spoon races, Pin the tail on the bunny and Deliver the …

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Blind Dave Bags a Baggies-Branded Bike

“Blind Dave” Heeley was rewarded for his selfless charity work for The Albion Foundation at yesterday’s fixture with a brand new West Bromwich Albion tandem bike. Dave has undertaken countless gruelling challenges over the years to raise money for the Foundation and 2016 is no different as he looks to complete 180 miles on a tandem bike between Norwich and …

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Foundation Day 2016 is Coming!

The fixture on Saturday 19th March between West Bromwich Albion and Norwich will see the return of the annual Foundation Day. This year’s Foundation Day will mark the 25th Anniversary of The Albion Foundation as we look to raise funds and awareness of the award-winning work that we carry out across Sandwell, Dudley and Worcestershire. The Albion Foundation is a …

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