Case Study: National Gas & Primary School Programmes

The Albion Foundation logo alongside the National Gas logo with National Gas branding

Thanks to our partnership with National Gas, participants in our primary school programmes are gifted tickets to a West Bromwich Albion home match.

Our programmes support children of primary school age who need intervention support to get the most from their education and thanks to National Gas we can reward incentivise behavioural improvements.

These interventions focus on supporting children with individual identified needs through the power of football. The lessons allow the children to speak about how they may be feeling and we help them identify what might trigger their behaviour in school.

Miller standing next to mural on school wall, holding WBA tickets.
Miller holding WBA tickets.

Albion Foundation Coach, Josh, has worked closely with Miller, a year 6 pupil at Annie Lennard Primary School . Miller joined us at The Hawthorns to watch Albion take on Coventry City as a reward for his behavioural transformation since be started with the Foundation’s football-focused interventions at school.

Josh and Mr Nelson, Miller’s teacher, have identified that Miller has demonstrated significant improvement in managing frustration and a growth in desire and determination to achieve, whilst showing a great understanding and sportsmanship to others.

Tyler standing next to gate, holding a WBA ticket.
Tyler holding a WBA ticket.

Tyler-Jay, a Year 6 pupil at Uplands Manor Primary School was rewarded by National Gas with four tickets to watch West Bromwich Albion vs Bristol City following his behavioural improvements as a result of taking part in the CanDo Club that the Foundation run at the school. The club helps to improve social, behavioural and physical skills with the use of sport and focuses on supporting children who may struggle with academic lessons.

Foundation Coach, Ocean, has recognised how Tyler has been trying really hard to communicate how he feels rather than insult others or isolate himself. He’s become a positive role model and sets a good example for others through helping and encouraging his peers.

Ocean and his other teachers are very pleased and impressed with Tyler, it’s amazing to see a Tyler becoming a positive role model for this rest of his school.


Well done to Miller and Tyler for their fantastic progress and thank you so much to National Gas for supporting our work with local school children.