Sirus Automotive Disability Sports Programme
Sirus Automotive worked with the English Federation of Disability Sports and the Albion Foundation to promote disability sports through local schools.
Sport plays a vital role in so many people’s lives and can often be a way to increase confidence and self esteem whilst promoting a positive outlook on life, not to mention fitness and social rehabilitation.
The Albion Foundation
The Albion Foundation works closely with West Bromwich Albion Football Club to deliver sporting and educational opportunities to the people of Sandwell and the surrounding boroughs. Formed in 1992, the Foundation became a registered charity in 2001. Their disability programme provides sporting and educational opportunities regardless of physical or mental impairment.
The support received from Sirus enabled a programme of sports coaching to be developed and delivered across the West Midlands. The WBA Foundation coaches visited a number of special schools and schools with Special Educational Needs Units and held regular coaching sessions for powerchair football. The school based programme encouraged pupils to take part in the sport and provided an access route for pupils to get involved in club based activities.
WBA Powerchair football practice
One of our sessions at the Meadows School, Oldbury.
If you, or someone you know aged 13-19 is interested in getting involved, please contact Paul Hunt at WBA on 08712719840.
Disability Sports Awards
Albion Players haven’t enjoyed much success at the Villa over recent years, but have finally left the ground as firm winners. Villa Parks plush Holte suite was the venue for the annual npower disability sports awards, run by the English Federation of Disability Sports, (EFDS) where the Albion bagged the prestigious award for the Midlands region for their ‘One Albion’ project. This award category is open to organisations who operate at least at county level and have demonstrated their commitment to introducing and sustaining sport within the disabled community. One Albion beat off competition from the British Rowing Association and Worcester Warriors RFC who were also short listed to the top prize. Jamie Bunch, the Albion Foundations sporting director commented “This recognition is well deserved and underlines the hard work of our staff, partners and participants. Special thanks must go to our sponsors including Sirus Automotive for their generous funding”.
West Bromwich Albion disabled supporters club Annual Dinner 2011
Sirus enjoyed a day out at West Bromwich Albion’s disabled supporters club annual lunch where we got to watch the first team train on the pitch followed by a chance to meet all of the players. Pictured here, Vicky Crees or Marketing Manager with Youssouf Mulumbu, current WBA Player and Daniel Kay, player in the Albion Foundation’s powerchair team.
Sirus Automotive contribute to various charities throughout the year, including:
Climb – Children Living with Inherited Metabolic Diseases
Help For Heroes – support for our wounded
Help For Heroes
Soldiers Charity – for lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families.