Celebrating ‘Football for All’: Pre-Academy


Foundation Day 2023 is just around the corner and the theme for this year’s event is ‘Football for All’, recognising the many different footballing pathways regardless of ability at The Albion Foundation. We’re encouraging all fans to ‘Bring a Pound to the Ground’ for Albion’s clash with Huddersfield as we look to raise important funds to allow football to be accessible for all. 


Foundation Day 2023

In the build-up to the event, we’ll be highlighting a different level of the pathway each day, showcasing the positive impact The Albion Foundation has on its local community. 

To kick things off, we’re starting right at the beginning with our Mini & Junior Baggies Sessions and our Pre-Academy, where we provide football sessions for children ranging from Nursery age to Year 4 pupils. 

Early years children can expect to take part in fun and engaging activities to start their football journey off and develop an early love of the sport, before transitioning into more structured coaching sessions as they get older. 

Our Mini & Junior Baggies sessions provide players with an introduction to football for all levels of ability, with creating a positive learning environment, enabling learning through play. 

Albion Foundation coaches support participants to develop physical fundamentals and basic football skills, with all sessions delivered by FA & UEFA qualified staff. 

Mini Baggies

Mini & Junior Baggies sessions are held at WBA Community Sports Hall on Tuesday mornings and Tipton Sports Academy on Friday mornings. 

As for the Pre-Academy programme, sessions take place at Oak Park on Tuesday evenings, Redhill on Thursday evenings and WBA Community Sports Hall on Friday evenings.

Click here to book your session.

For any enquiries regarding our Mini & Junior Baggies Sessions and our Pre-Academy, please contact: 

Macauley Bishop (Early Years Lead) -  

Bring a Pound to the Ground

Remember to ‘Bring your Pound to the Ground’ for Foundation Day 2023 at the Huddersfield clash and don’t forget signed match-worn shirts from Saturday’s game against Hull City are available at auction and you can get your hands on these by clicking here to place your bid.

Alongside the match-worn shirt auctions, you can also donate to The Albion Foundation via text message. All you need to do is text TAF and the amount you want to donate to 70470, for example TAF10 to donate £10. Donations can also be made via our JustGiving page.

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