TWO Albion stars have been confirmed as ambassadors for the club’s official charity.
Albion in the Community (AITC) announced Joel Veltman and Victoria Williams as ambassadors for the season.
The couple regularly attend the charity’s various sporting events.
Williams, the women’s team captain, has been an ambassador for two seasons.
Veltman took on the role for the first time ever.
He was previously involved with AITC earlier this year, coming to a disability football camp to give away free Albion jerseys and sign jerseys alongside Moises Caicedo and Jeremy Sarmiento.
Veltman said, “It’s my first event and I love it. I think it’s really important for kids after school. Instead of being on the street or somewhere else, they play on the pitch.
“I remember at that age football was the only thing I wanted to do. A football was the only thing we had and the most important thing we had.”
Williams wants to inspire girls in the area to play soccer.
She said: “It’s brilliant, these programs are so important just to give everyone a chance to frolic and make new friends.
“I always say that’s one of the best things football can bring, the connections you make. These children get life skills here.”
CEO Matt Dorn is delighted to have the two Albion stars on board for the season.
He said: “We are delighted to confirm Joel and Victoria as our ambassadors for the year. They are fantastic footballers and amazing personalities and I have no doubt they will have a massive impact on the people in our local communities.
“It makes such a difference that big stars like her visit people in Sussex. The star power of the Premier League and WSL is a really important tool for the work we are doing here and I can’t wait to see what they come up with this season.”
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