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Player Development

Football

The Albion Foundation Sport Development team is proud of individual journeys being made by children attached to its programmes.

The 'Playground to Premier League' story is something that they can truly impact upon, through their robust and inspiring pathway.

Over 5,000 children have been seen in their Primary Stars Programme, with more than 800 accessing a Player Development Centre/Academy.

Many of these have opportunities to trial with an Elite Performance Programme, such as the West Bromwich Albion Academy.

A similar pathway is on offer to their female participants.

The Girls Player Development Centres that run in Worcester and the Black Country offer a step up from school activities and support the players' ambitions to become elite sportspeople.

The Girls Regional Talent Centre operates as the academy arm of The Foundation for those aged between under 10 and under 16.

At this stage players can transition into the Development and Women's First Team programmes.

Playing for our WBA FC Women's team is a real possibility for the girls in this section.

For more information, please email dave.lawrence@albionfoundation.co.uk.

Basketball

West Bromwich Albion FC Basketball can help you with your future in basketball and education.

There are plenty of ways you can start competing in basketball, whatever age, ability or where you live.

WBAFC Basketball are working towards a Centre of Excellence for junior sporting development, delivered by some of the most experienced, qualified and committed coaches, development officers and administrators in local sport development.

The basketball club are looking for players that want to embrace the high expectations set both on and off the court.

Within the last eight years they have been successful with a number of players that have reached international level or acquired a place at an American university.

Their aim is to improve ability and provide players with a platform to go as far as possible with their potential.

Play at their development sessions, whatever your ability, across the Black Country.

Teams

Senior Men: Basketball England National League Division III

Team Wolverhampton Men: University League

Team Wolverhampton Women: University League

Senior Women: West Midlands Local League

Under-19 Men: Youth Basketball League

Under-18 Men: Basketball England National League

Premier One Under-18 Women: Basketball England National League

Conference Under-17 Boys: Youth Basketball League

Under-16 Boys: Basketball England National League

Conference Under-15 Boys: Youth Basketball League

For more information about WBABFC, or to enquire about joining one of their teams, please email clive.allen@albionfoundation.co.uk.

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