Albion in the Community (AITC) (Short Break Provider)

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Our disability department at Albion in the Community has been running our award-winning disability programme since 1997. We are now the largest provider of disability football in Sussex - giving more people than ever the chance to take part in both fun and competitive sport.

p Albion in the Community is a Short Break provider

What we do:

  • Albion in the Community provides disability football sessions for players age 4 to adult to develop their football and team building skills. This includes a range of programmes from pan-disability (fully inclusive) to disability specific sessions.
  • Every player has the opportunity to participate in local level competition. AITC also ensures there are performance pathways for players all the way through to international levels. We also operate a number of teams who compete in national leagues.
  • Our inclusive sessions are for all with a disability. They are a development and fun session open to all. There is many local clubs ranging from, Eastbourne, Worthing, Horsham, Brighton, Burgess hill and Chichester
  • The disability specific session are there for players to play on a level playing field. We have really taken off our disability specific session. We have a wide range such as Learning disability, Downs syndrome, Autism, Deaf, Cerebral Palsy
  • Albion in the Community are proud to deliver awareness training to help break down barriers and look at disability sport in a positive and practical way. Using specialist equipment and fun games we cover terminology, communication and basic sign language.

Our users say:

"Albion in the Community have given me the chance to be part of a team, I feel proud when my family watch me"

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Age Range: 5–50

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Contact Details

01273 878 277

01273 668 590

Address

Albion in the Community,
The American Express Community Stadium,
Brighton,
BN1 9BL

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  • Posted by vixbudd on 15 Dec 18:26

    What a year this has been! I saw an advertisement about a football session in Horsham being started by AITC - since my 18 year old son and i are both massive BHAFC fans i emailed.... Well from there Calza was lucky enough to fulfil a few dreams along the way- he now plays for the adult mens Brighton CP team in the National league against teams including Chelsea. Training is at the fabulous new Brighton training ground once a week. Calza now has his own kit and raincoat and is so happy! Through AITC he has also played on THE Amex pitch at the end of last season and recently played on the pitches outside the doors at Wembley Stadium. We recently took part in the Santa Run which was lots of fun and laughs while giving something back. my son also volunteers with AITC at the fortnightly football sessions for children.

  • Posted by tim.h.finch on 25 Mar 00:16

    My stepson has had hemiplegia since he was tiny and, having greatly enjoyed playing for Horsham Forest Flyers in the Sussex Disability Football league for some years, he recently found out about the new Cerebral Palsy Specific Programme for 16+ launched by Albion In October 2015. He went to his first training session on March 14th and was thrilled by the experience. He thought the training sessions were really well managed and he felt he was learning a lot.

    As the programme is not pan-disability (which Sussex Disability is) it is much better for those with physical handicaps caused by cerebral palsy. As football is his great love, this programme was a real find. The only problem is that the Monday night sessions are held at The American Express Elite Football Performance Centre in Lancing from 8pm until 9.30pm on Mondays and that is quite a journey from Horsham. It would be great if more young people 16+ from Horsham or Crawley area were attending so that some shared transport arrangements could be set up.

  • Posted by lindsey on 15 Sep 18:12

    My son attends football training every fortnight and really enjoys it. After a long time coming he has managed to find an activity he enjoys. This has improved his self esteem and confidence. He struggles with social situations and last month was given the opportunity to travel to Switzerland with a group of boys who also attended football training with Albion. They went to a football camp and played football with several other teams from different countries and took part in lots of outdoor activities. He had an amazing time and the staff were brilliant as they knew I was anxious about him going. To reassure all of us parents they set up a group facebook which all the parents had access to and they posted updates so we knew what our boys were doing and how they were. I am so proud of him for going as it took him completely out of his comfort zone but he had so much fun. I cannot thank Albion in the Community enough for giving him that opportunity.