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Charity arm of Albion is up for awards
7:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
Brighton and Hove Albion’s charity arm has been nominated in three categories for community awards.
Albion in the Community (AITC) will be competing for three titles in the Premier League’s flagship Kickz project awards next month.
Whitehawk youngster Ricky Leggett, an AITC volunteer, has been nominated for the Inspiring Young Person award for his work founding Kickz community youth teams in 2008.
Ricky assists the coaches on Kickz sessions, mentoring players and assisting with coaching the under-16s team.
He will be joined at the awards ceremony by 18-year-old Whitehawk resident Marc Gorry, who takes part as a volunteer coach where he organises tournaments and referees six-a-side games.
Marc has also raised money which he has donated towards the running of the under-18s football team.
The third nominee is financial services company Wellesley Wealth Advisory, which has been shortlisted for their sponsorship of the first community youth teams to come out of the AITC’s Kickz project.
The Shoreham-based firm donated money to set up an under-16 and under-18 side which are in the Sussex Sunday Youth League for 2012/13.
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