We're delighted to announce that The Albion Foundation has been presented with The Birmingham County FA Recognition Award for Wellbeing Project of the Year.
The Recognition Awards are put in place by the Birmingham County FA to highlight people who go above and beyond to provide a provide a professional, fun and rewarding football experience for their local community.
Our Team Talk project, which is run by our Wellbeing department, scooped the award after impressing the Birmingham County FA with its weekly 5-a-side football sessions and mental health workshops.
The programme is completely free of charge for all participants and aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Sandwell community, with an all-inclusive environment in place and everyone welcome.
Kevin Shoemake, CEO of Birmingham County FA, said: "The judges were hugely impressed by the work you have generated and the achievements you have made as a club but also the time and commitment you and colleagues have given to the grassroots game and the communities you proudly serve."
The Albion Foundation also hosted the inaugural Birmingham County FA Mental Health League event in January, following this up with a football festival in April, where eight clubs from across the Midlands came together at Portway Lifestyle Centre to play football and support each other's mental health in a positive environment.