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Player Community Day

West Bromwich Albion FC players appeared across the Black Country on Tuesday as part of The Albion Foundation’s Player Community Day. First team regulars visited a number of schools in the local community to promote British values amongst students as well as draw attention to particular programmes supported by The Foundation.

Brendan Galloway and Matt Phillips visited Glebefields Primary School in Tipton as part of Black History Month and posed for pictures with pupils and staff alike.

IMG_0805Foundation Community Coach, Sam Whitmore worked alongside Glebefields’ P.E. coordinator Miss Vicky Benton and the players to teach pupils about the importance of British Values and equality.

Matt Phillips was impressed by the Foundation’s work within schools:

“It’s good for them to learn from a young age that everyone is equal, everyone should be as one. In sports you have seen certain incidents that have gone on over the last few years and teaching the kids from a young age is very important.”

Elsewhere Claudio Yacob and Jonny Evans attended Hamilton Special School in Handsworth. Hamilton are a key partner of the Foundation’s disability department and have built a strong relationship with head teacher, Jon Harris, over a three-year period of working together.

Hamilton are a specialist school that provides for primary aged pupils with Autism. The Foundation work within the school twice a week and deliver 11 weekly P.E. lessons, which will soon be rising to 12, as well as two lunchtime clubs.

We engage with around 90 pupils on a weekly basis which will increase to 110 following the grand opening of the new school annex which will house four classrooms and a sensory space. 

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After cutting the ribbon Yacob and Evans tested out their volleyball skills against Hamilton students during an outdoor P.E. lesson.

Our third player appearance of the day involved Gareth McAuley and Callum McManaman who were at Springfield Primary School in Rowley Regis. The duo engaged with over 120 pupils as they participated in a number of football orientated P.E. sessions across a range Key Stages. 

The Albion Foundation deliver Premier League Primary Stars at this partner school twice a week. Working in partnership with the Premier League Community Fund, The Albion Foundation use the appeal of football and sport to help inspire and raise the aspirations of young pupils aged 5-11 in the local community.

For more information about Premier League Stars please contact dave.lawrence@albionfoundation.co.uk and for more information regarding our disability programmes contact paul.glover@albionfoundation.co.uk 

 

 

For more information on The Albion Foundation and our activities, call us on 0871 271 9840.