Warrior Run have chosen to support Albion In The Community (AITC).
Albion in the Community (AITC) is the not-for-profit, charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club.
It uses the power of football and the attraction of the club to engage and inspire local people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The charity reaches out to people, often those with the greatest need, and gives them opportunities they may never have had.
AITC is for everyone. It delivers a huge range of programmes – from football and sports to health and wellbeing, from education and qualifications, to disability and social inclusion. In the last 12 months alone the charity engaged with more than 30,000 people throughout Sussex.
The charity helps people improve their health and wellbeing, overcome challenges and build their confidence and skills. It raises people’s aspirations and helps them fulfill their potential.
For more information visit: www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk.
AITC case study: Arlo’s story
Nine-year-old Arlo from Hove has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk. With the help of Albion in the
Community (AITC) Arlo has gone from a frustrated youngster unable to join in with his football-
playing friends to a key member of the Albion’s powerchair team with a reinvigorated passion for the game.
Arlo loves playing FIFA on his Xbox and was desperate to play football for real, but had found his options limited. Seeing her son becoming disillusioned, Arlo’s mum, Ruby, contacted AITC with the intention of helping Arlo get a football powerchair and back loving playing sport again. AITC heled
Arlo get a new, more powerful, chair and new world of sporting opportunity opened up to him.
His new chair is now allowing him to fully take part in meaningful, competitive sport, locally and nationally, and socialise with other powerchair footballers.
Arlo explained: “The new chair is really speedy. It twists, turns and spins, and it’s heavy too, so I can give the ball a good kick.”
Now, with the help of AITC, Arlo can fully enjoy the sport he loves, and experience all the benefits playing competitive sport has to offer.