Albion in the Community (AITC) welcomed representatives from more than 25 other clubs and sporting organisations to the American Express Community Stadium last week to officially launch the charity’s new FA Disability Regional Talent Centres.
AITC has been awarded FA licences to deliver two regional talent development programmes – one for partially sighted and deaf players and the other for blind footballers – and the launch event gave AITC staff the chance to tell other clubs from across the south about the opportunities now available to disabled players.
More information on the talent centres can be found online HERE.
The charity has a strong track record in the field of disability sport and AITC staff have been helping fledgling wheelchair rugby club Brighton Buccaneers recruit new players. And when the Rugby World Cup trophy visited the Amex, representatives from the Buccaneers and Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby were on hand to offer people the chance to try the sport after having their picture taken with the Webb Ellis Cup.
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Elsewhere, Jim Green from Brighton opticians Eyesite met AITC coaches at a Dorothy Stringer soccer school ,after the firm donated £500 to AITC to help fund course places for local children, who might not otherwise have been able to afford to attend. More details online HERE.
Back at the stadium, local businessman Mark Harrington and three of his colleagues dropped by to talk about their preparations for the forthcoming New York Marathon. The work friends are taking part to raise money for AITC. More information – including how to sponsor them – is online HERE.
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