A feature on Albion in the Community appeared on Match of the Day at the weekend.
The BBC recently visited the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre to meet players from AITC’s Brighton & Hove Albion Down’s Syndrome FC (BHADSFC) squad.
The resulting feature was shown on Match of the Day on Sunday morning.
BHADSFC were formed at the end of last season after a number of free football days for people with Down’s syndrome that were held by AITC highlighted a demand for a more regular session.
The team have now played two matches – one at the American Express Community Stadium and the other at Charlton Athletic’s ground - The Valley.
Liam Rosenior, who is one of AITC’s official ambassadors, joined the BHADSFC players at their most-recent training session and the Seagulls star wasn’t the only special guest. Chris Hughton also took time out of his busy schedule to watch part of the session and offer some words of advice to the BHADSFC players.
AITC is one of the largest providers of football for people with a disability in the area with more than 25 regular inclusive football sessions taking place throughout Sussex.
The charity is also holding another free football day for people with Down’s syndrome. The event takes place on Wednesday 16th August between 10.30am and 2.30pm at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre in Lancing.
Players of all abilities and ages are welcome.
To book a place, or for more information about AITC’s inclusive football sessions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.