Albion Goals

Albion Goals is a football employability project which provides free weekly football sessions delivered alongside lifestyle and job skills workshops; it is aimed at people aged 16 and over living in Sussex.

The emphasis is on personal development. Friendly football sessions cater for a wide range of abilities and are designed to improve the physical fitness and social skills of participants.

Albion Goals uses the incentive of free football to help players fine-tune life skills which can be developed on the pitch but transferred successfully to every day life; things like teamwork, discipline and time-keeping.

Players also quickly find an important sense of belonging and learn to support each other on and off the pitch, while receiving valuable mentoring and support from our coaches.

Participants meet with our coaches to discuss what skills and abilities they have and identify areas they would like to improve. Coaches then identify potentially-suitable courses or qualifications on offer through the charity.

These opportunities include:

  • Volunteering.
  • Jobs clubs: which focus on communication skills, CV writing and interview techniques.
  • Workshops: focusing on physical and mental wellbeing. These include our popular Cook and Eat workshops, support in reducing smoking or drinking, or help accessing local mental health services.
  • Qualifications: offered by our further education team, these include courses in mental health, behaviour change, sports leadership and nutrition.

Albion Goals is open to anyone aged 16 or over. The project works in partnership with a range of organisations, including FIFA, the Department for Work and Pensions, Brighton Housing Trust, and Worthing Homes.

For more information on Albion Goals, or to find your nearest session, email: albiongoals@albioninthecommunity.org.uk.