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Sandwell College enrol as Foundation Principal Partner

8th January
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The Albion Foundation is delighted to welcome Sandwell College as a Principal Partner of the charity.

The Foundation and the College have been closely working together for a number of years, with the Further Education College being Headline Sponsor of the charity's Disability Department in 2020.

Albion's official charity and the College have a number of programmes aimed at helping young people in the local community succeed and gain the skills and qualifications they need to begin their dream career.

The male and female Football and Education programmes are tailored allow young people to play and train at an elite level whilst also gaining a qualification which can propel them into careers in coaching, physiotherapy and teaching.

The Foundation also works closely with students from the College that have a learning difficulty or disability, to offer the same prospects as everyone else but with specific and tailored guidance based around their needs.

Jonathan Ward, Head of Partnerships and Events at the Foundation is delighted to strengthen the relationship with the College.

"We're extremely grateful for Sandwell College from both a financial aspect and also for what they've done for the programmes and the community," Jonathan said.

"I'm really excited about where this relationship with the College can go.

"We've been in partnership for a number of years and we keep going from strength to strength.

"Over the last 12 months there has been a number of barriers with how we deliver our programmes, but Sandwell College have just been tremendous in supporting the Foundation," he said.

And for Head of Sport at the College, Scott Thomas, the partnership is all about improving and developing the programmes and the current relationship.

"We're really pleased to be able to work within the community and move forwards with our football foundation programmes," Scott said.

"This was just the next natural progression, your core values align with ours and it's great to partner up and push on.

"We just want to continue to work with The Albion Foundation and long may that continue," he said.

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