ALBION’s independent supporter groups have banded together to form a new fan family launched in a special forum at The Hawthorns on Thursday evening.
More than 200 fans from the Club's 16 different groups gathered at the Richardson Suite to launch the 'Albion Fan Family' and enjoy a Q&A - hosted by broadcaster and Baggies fan Richie Anderson - with Dwight Gayle and Harvey Barnes.
It was a signature event to mark another positive step in the Club's engagement with different groups whose contact details can be found in the Albion Fan Family section of the website.
But the idea is that other fans from different points of the Albion fan base can find help and support as chair Neil Basterfield, from Proud Baggies, explained.
"This is a fan-lead collective of Albion's official supporter groups created to improve still further the voice of fans at the club and act for the mutual benefit of those groups," said Neil.
"It aims to better connect the fan to the Club through working to improve the Club's official supporter group network and provide a means to promote various initiatives in support of fostering a sense of belonging to West Bromwich Albion Football Club.
"It will do this through recognising the independence and unique nature of all of our groups and help them grow and develop as well as to support and encourage new groups."
Dwight and Harvey, who have become big hits with the Hawthorns fans since arriving in the summer, answered questions for 45 minutes before attention switched to the England-USA international at Wembley.