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The Albion Foundation is uniquely recognised for the quality delivery of sport and education

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Barclays Premier League Works Programme Enjoy Match Day Package

36 young people in the Sandwell area have kicked-started their careers with the Barclays Premier League Works programme. Together with Barclays and the Premier League, The Albion Foundation has been using business and sports to help the next generation fulfil their potential. The Barclays Premier League Works programme at The Albion Foundation has been running since November 2014, providing young …

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PL Girls Take on Table Toppers

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. At the home of the Albion Foundation’s weekly kicks session, Hadley Stadium …

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Press Pass: WBA vs Swansea City

TWO Albion fans swapped their classroom for The Hawthorns press box – as part of a new initiative between The Albion Foundation and the club’s media team. Two students from Dudley College, Tom Poole and Lewis Baker, were selected for ‘Press Pass’, a partnership providing a unique chance for young writers to report on each Albion home Premier League match alongside the …

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WBA Legends Help Launch Foundation Day Celebrations

Last night saw former WBA legends Brendon Batson and Blind Dave Heeley launch the countdown to Foundation Day on Saturday 19th March 2016. All 30 cyclists taking part in the Baggies Bike Challenge, a 180-mile bike ride from Norwich to The Hawthorns in just three days, came together to take part in a series of cycling challenges to mark the …

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Press Pass: WBA vs Peterborough United

TWO Albion fans swapped their classroom for The Hawthorns press box on Saturday – as part of a new initiative between The Albion Foundation, partner schools and the club’s media team. Two students from Sandwell Academy, Yasmin Bavington and Finley Marshall, were selected for ‘Press Pass’, a partnership providing a unique chance for young writers to report on each Albion home Premier …

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ACE Academy Look to Progress Through to National Premier League Enterprise Finals

ACE Academy is today representing West Bromwich Albion at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke in the Play-Offs of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge 2015/16, in the hope of reaching the Final in London and being crowned champions. Twenty-nine school groups representing Premier League and Football League Clubs, have made it through to this year’s Play-Offs. The business and skills based challenge is …

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Match Day Packages Sold Out for 2015/16

After unprecedented demand, our Match Day Packages (MDPs) for the rest of the 2015/16 season have now sold out! Schools and teams have flooded us with requests to come to The Hawthorns and the WBA Academy Dome. Our Match Day Packages consist of a ground tour of The Hawthorns, along with a training session in the WBA Academy Dome followed …

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Press Pass: WBA vs Aston Villa – Anything Can Happen

TWO Albion fans swapped their classroom for The Hawthorns press box on Saturday – as part of a new initiative between The Albion Foundation, partner schools and the club’s media team. Two students from Wodensborough Ormiston Academy, Laura and Ellie, were selected for ‘Press Pass’, a partnership providing a unique chance for young writers to report on each Albion home Premier League …

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A Moment of Sky Sports Stardom for George Salter PL4S Netball

On Wednesday 20th of January, 9 George Salter girls travelled to Liverpool to represent West Bromwich Albion for the day whilst playing in the National Premier League 4 Sport (PL4S) Netball tournament. On arrival, we received our fixtures and got sent for team photographs on the court. Shortly after we continued to warm up before our first game against Bolton, …

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Kicks Enjoy MDP and Counter-Terrorism Workshop

Young people from both The Albion Foundation and Aston Villa Kicks projects come together for a West Bromwich Albion match day experience. The Premier League initiative provides free, positive activities for young people of Sandwell, 48 weeks of the year. The Kicks project offers regular incentives including: Premier League match tickets; merchandise; competitive fixtures against other Premier League clubs; plus …

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