Albion’s directors have congratulated club staff on and off the field after a momentous week.

The Seagulls’ Premier League status for next season was confirmed last night as Fulham lost to Burnley.

The past week has also seen the club secure a first-ever top six finish in the FA WSL and academy silverware in the Premier League Under-17 Cup.

Albion are preparing to welcome 7,900 fans to the Amex for their game against Manchester City next week and full houses of 30,000-plus from August.

There are also plans for a prestigious friendly against overseas opposition on the first weekend of August to celebrate ten years at the Amex.

That all leaves the club at perhaps its highest ever ebb as their new long-term sponsorship agreement with American Express, signed almost two years ago, kicks in for the 2021-22 campaign.

Paul Barber has saluted the efforts of all at the club in an email to staff.


The message was sent on behalf of chairman Tony Bloom and all directors.

Barber, Albion’s chief executive and deputy chairman, wrote: “On behalf of the chairman and our board, I’d like to offer congratulations and thanks to Graham, Hope, Mark, John, their coaches, our medical and support staff, and all of our players, on their respective achievements and great efforts during this extremely challenging season!

“A football club also needs excellent people behind the scenes in all of its key areas as well as talented players and coaches, so, again on behalf of our chairman and board, I’d also like to add a big thank all of our staff in all departments for your hard work, diligence and great professionalism throughout the season.”