Baggies' foundation shortlisted for award

The Albion Foundation, a charity partner of West Bromwich Albion F.C., has been shortlisted for an award in recognition of its work to promote citizenship.

The Albion Foundation has been nominated for the Active Citizens' Fund Project Award at this years West Midlands Outstanding Citizens' Awards.

The awards have been organised by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson.

The Foundation received funding towards its school holidays sports programme for boys and girls between the ages of 12- 18.This award will be given to the organisation that has been judged to have made the best use of the funding it has been awarded.

Allison Tripney, Deputy Director, The Albion Foundation, on being nominated for the Active Citizen Fund, said:

"The Albion Foundation use the kudos of West Bromwich Albion Football Club to engage and inspire. Active Citizens' Fund has enabled us to not just increase our reach but also work with communities in the immediate vicinity of The Hawthorns.  We are really proud that our work is being recognised and potentially rewarded and we would like to thank our enthusiastic, committed participants for enabling us to achieve this"

David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

"This is our chance to recognise some of the outstanding contributions that individuals and organisations, like The Albion Foundation, are making to support and educate our young citizens."

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday July 6th, 2017 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground. There are six categories being recognised for awards: Outstanding Citizen, Outstanding Community Project, Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Act of Good Citizenship, Active Citizens' Fund Project and Special Recognition Award.