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How Brighton help local young adults look for work

9 Oct 2020

Find out how the Albion Goals project is boosting the job prospects of people in the local area

For the last 10 years, Albion in the Community, the charitable partner of Brighton & Hove Albion, has used the power of football to help young people enhance their soft skills and increase their job prospects.

Aimed at participants aged over 16 years who may have had difficult backgrounds, the Albion Goals programme combines physical activity with personal development sessions that include topics such as decision-making, the value of clear communication and teamwork.

Leaha is one of more than 1,000 participants who have benefitted from its work.

She left home when she was 14 and spent four years going between homelessness and "sofa-surfing". Albion Goals has had a significant impact on her life since first learning about it when put in a young people's hostel.

"They have developed my skills in compromising, in adapting, my people skills and communication," Leaha told BBC's Match of the Day.

"I then got a job as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities and have been doing that for the last year."

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