At Albion Rovers FC we are committed to supporting our wider community far beyond the 90 minutes on match day. We believe football can be used as a force for good that has numerous social benefits – including reinforcing collective identities, improving self-esteem, inspiring young and old, promoting wellbeing and healthy living and contributing to social inclusion. Football is a powerful tool for engagement and we at Albion Rovers FC believe we have a duty to give something back to our community and deliver real social change
Albion Rovers will appoint a community liaison officer, for a 20 week period to oversee the set up, and implementation of the projects listed below and the evaluations.
Football and Citizenship Course in Barlinnie Prison. A ten week course that will involve a two hour football and fitness session that would be delivered by two Club coaches followed by a classroom based workshop covering a range of issues from sporting behaviour, teamwork, planning and preparation, anti-sectarianism and citizenship, exploring the standard of behaviour expected by football clubs.
A ten week programme running for 10 nights over a ten week period with music at it’s core, this would be aimed at 14-18 year old’s and would encourage them to play or write music with a goal of performing pre match at the stadium and producing a “Club Anthem”.