Baggies Buddies: Tackling Loneliness and Isolation.
Make new friends and enjoy new experiences at your own pace and on your terms with the help of the Albion Family.
Baggies Buddies are a group of West Bromwich Albion supporters who are available to accompany people who are feeling lonely or isolated and that football could help them.
What do we offer?
If you think you’d enjoy a match but have no one to attend with and don’t want to come alone, the Baggies Buddies are available for West Bromwich Albion matches played at The Hawthorns.
• A Baggies Buddy will accompany you to The Hawthorns for the game.
• Your Buddy will be available to meet up to two hours before kick off if you want to, or you can just request their company to watch the match.
• Tickets are available exclusively at half price on the Buddies scheme at just £10.
To book your ticket and a Buddy, email Buddies@albionfoundation.co.uk with the details of the game you would like to attend.
Premier League 2 games
If the thought of a first-team match and a big crowd is too much for you right now then you can enjoy a quieter matchday experience and come to support Albion's PL2 team when they play at The Hawthorns. A Baggies Buddy will be available to meet you pre-match and join you for the game.
To find out more about upcoming games email Buddies@albionfoundation.co.uk
The Hawthorns Hub meets once a week on a Wednesday from 12pm to 2.30pm at The Hawthorns.
Anyone is welcome to join us at the Hawthorns Hub for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. There is also an opportunity to learn new skills in some of our special workshops such as basic IT and how to make the best use of your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
You don’t have to be a Baggies fan - or even like football - if you want some company or just an excuse to get out of the house, come along and join us.
If you'd like to sign up to join us at upcoming Hawthorns Hub meetings please click here.
The virtual hub meetings will continue on Monday evenings, for further information please contact Buddies@albionfoundation.co.uk
Please note Stadium Tours are not available at this time.
For anyone who doesn’t feel like a matchday is for them then you can come and enjoy a special Buddies tour.
Take a look behind the scenes at the stadium with our experienced tour guide, Baggies Buddies and a small group of people.
You’ll learn about the Club’s history and familiarise yourself with the stadium - useful if you decide you may like to join us for a match one day!
Tickets cost £10, contact Buddies@albionfoundation.co.uk to find out when our next Buddies tour takes place.
To find out more about any of our initiatives or to book tickets contact Buddies@albionfoundation.co.uk or call 07393 019638.