Albion show Vaisakhi support

FOR the second year running, Albion will be supporting the Vaisakhi celebrations at Handsworth Park.

Vaisakhi is the largest event in the Sikh calendar, and the important religious celebration is an opportunity for the Club to strengthen their ties with Apna Albion and the Asian community.

Rob Lake, The Albion Foundation's Director said that the aims of the charity attending the day is to try and engage with more members of the local community.

"We are attending the Vaisakhi Mela to build on our work in the community to try and diversify the fan base and the staff base of the Club and the Foundation," said Rob.

"We are working really closely with Apna Albion and we are delighted with the way that is progressing and we are hopeful that we can engage with more and more people and get new fans and participants at the Foundation.

"I think there is a lot more awareness of the work that we have done because of what has happened over the last 12 months and it will be another opportunity to get people to sign up for things and get involved."

The Albion Foundation's Engagement Officer, Gurdial Singh, is proud of the important work that is being done by both the Club and the Foundation.

"We want to be a part of the celebration," said Gurdial.

"Our way of doing that and giving back to the community will be by getting involved with the under 12s football tournament that takes place within the park every year.

"Apna Albion will be sponsoring the trophies and handing out t-shirts whilst the Foundation will be helping with the tournament and coaching, so we are really looking forward to it."

To find out more about the Foundation's engagement projects within the community, please email

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