Stars in Stripes

ALBION's pan-disability team had a matchday to remember on Saturday.

Before the Baggies' clash with Swansea City, six lucky youngsters were treated to a VIP tour of Palm Training Ground, a limousine ride to The Hawthorns and an intimate sit-down with their Albion heroes.

And if that wasn't enough, they stepped out onto the hallowed turf for a half-time kickabout.

All in the name of 'Foundation Day', the annual celebration of the Football Club's charity arm, the pan-disability juniors hailed an unforgettable, "million dollar experience."

"I couldn't really pass up on an opportunity like this," said one of the participants.

"I mean, come on, something like this is worth millions of dollars. We've got it for free!"

The special afternoon shows just what West Bromwich Albion is all about, according to The Albion Foundation's Head of Disability, Paul Glover. Even in such a gruelling season, there remains a strong community focus throughout.

"We're a massive family club at West Brom," he smiled. "The community is the most important thing for us.

"It shows the fans that although things aren't going right on the pitch, there's some really good work going on at the Football Club.

"It makes them proud."

Take a look at the video above to see how the day unfolded.

To find out more about the work of The Albion Foundation's Disability Department, please email

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