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The Albion Foundation Returns to “Pass It Forward”

The Albion Foundation has returned to India for the third time this year as part of the Pass It Forward initiative launched by the club earlier this year. The project, run in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and West Bromwich Albion, sees Foundation Coaches Dave Lawrence and Sam Whitmore joined by two students from the University of Wolverhampton as …

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WBA FC Girls’ Regional Talent Centre Celebrates Call Ups

West Bromwich Albion FC Girls Regional Talent Centre (RTC) has celebrated this week after 7 of it’s players were chosen to attend an FA Regional Excellence Camp Trial for the Midlands.  The players were chosen based on early recommendations by their coaches and observations by the FA Regional Women’s Elite Coach Developer, John Salomon. The trial will take place at …

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Post 16 Football Academy opening Training Session

The Albion Foundation’s post 16 football academy programme got underway this week. Over 50 students attended the opening session at Portway Lifestyle Centre in Oldbury. The opening session began with a 45 minute presentation explaining the expectations of students for the year ahead in terms of their education, playing and training standards.  Students were given opportunity to seek advice from …

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Albion Works Gets Interviewed

The Albion Works programme in their final week had the opportunity to gain valuable interview experience held in the boxes at the West Bromwich ground. In the penultimate week of the programme saw the group participate in an interview workshop where they worked on appearance, questions, interview techniques and preparation. These are all vital aspects in conducting a successful interview …

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Albion Works Programme Experiences WBA Match Day

On the 20th August saw the Albion Works group go and watch West Bromwich play Everton in only their second game of the season! The Albion Works group had been working tirelessly for 10 weeks in order to complete an Employability course. This saw the group attend 4 hour sessions every week to allow them the best possible opportunity to …

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Foundation Focus: Ellie Bennett

Foundation Focus stars a number of participants who have made significant progress with The Albion Foundation and how they have progressed to meet their achieved goals! This week focuses on netball player, Ellie Bennett who first engaged with the Foundation through the Premier League 4 Sport programme.  How did you hear about the Albion Foundation? I attended George Salter Academy …

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Albion Kicks Outgun Arsenal!

Kicks is an inclusion project that aims to create safer and stronger communities in targeted areas of high youth crime and anti-social behaviour identified by the Police.  This is achieved by providing free positive activities, using the brand of West Bromwich Albion, to engage young people between the ages of 12-18 years. The young people that were selected for the …

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Foundation Focus: Moat Farm Junior School

“Inspire” is the deployment of a member of The Albion Foundation staff in your school to support young people with challenging behaviour or in need of support to raise their attainment within school. “Inspire” coaches will: Coordinate and deliver holiday provision for your school, Provide rewards and incentives, Organise and deliver out of school activities including match day activities. Take …

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Coaches Return From Sweden Experience

Sports Development Coaches Lee Meacham, Luke Shuttleworth and Luke Sidaway recently returned from a coaching experience in Sweden, delivering on an international camp as part of The Albion Foundation’s International Programme.  As soon as the group arrived on Sunday afternoon, they were immediately plunged straight into the action with a tour of the local venues to give the coaches a …

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Albion Works Cook Up a Storm at Victoria Park

As part of the Albion Works Employability Programme the group had to perform a Give back day within the Community. The Give back day was an opportunity for the participants to plan and deliver a project to help their local community. Leading up to the Give Back day, the group designed a poster to promote the day, they also had …

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