DARREN Moore has bagged his ticket for next week’s Sandwell Academy show when the story of Albion’s ‘Three Degrees’ era will be given a new twist by today’s generation.
‘1978: The Ultimate Goal’ will premiere at the Academy next week when the school’s performing arts group will present their view of the year which saw Cyrille Regis, Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson become symbols of the changing face of football and beyond.
Moore was one of the young black footballers of that time who took inspiration from this iconic Albion team and will be in the front row for Wednesday’s first night.
The Club challenged the Academy, which sits opposite The Hawthorns, to research, write and perform their view of that period and Darren is relishing a chance to take a break from the pressures of the promotion challenge to see the results of the youngsters efforts.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” he says. “The story of that team and those guys is as important as ever and it will be fascinating to see what the youngsters of today make of it.
“Britain was very different then and we all know the tough times Cyrille, Laurie and Brendon endured to make their way in the game.
“But they made a huge impact and provided inspiration for generations of black footballers to come.”
The project has a legacy element with the Albion Foundation using the show’s learning resources around the region’s schools and communities to ensure the message endures.
Tickets are still available for next week’s shows which go ahead at Sandwell Academy on Wednesday December 12 and Thursday December 13 from 7pm. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased from the East Stand ticket office or by calling 0121 227 2227.