BRIGHTON and Hove Albion’s deputy chairman Paul Barber visited Patcham High School to give students a unique insight into the football industry.

Mr Barber delivered an assembly to more than 200 students as part of an ongoing partnership between Patcham High School and the club’s official charity, Albion in the Community..

AITC has been working with the school since December 2017, with one of the charity’s sports mentors, Zara Phillips, based at the school full-time.

Staff from both the charity and football club are also about to embark on a mentoring scheme designed to support some of the school’s most-vulnerable students and help them overcome a range of barriers to better engage in their education.

Mr Barber said: “It was a genuine pleasure to visit Patcham High School and meet their students and staff.

“I was hugely impressed by the work the students have been doing with AITC, their engagement during the visit and the quality of their questions.”