Visit from Brighton & Hove Albion manager tops off a fantastic day’s football

Albion in the Community, the charitable arm of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, hosted a football tournament for people with Down’s syndrome in August.

As well as three teams of local players, The Charlton Upbeats took part and all together over 50 players attended.

The morning session provided the players with an opportunity to practice their football skills, from passing the ball to having a shot on goal, supported by a great team of volunteers. All the players showed some fantastic footballing skills and were very impressive.

At lunch everyone got a big surprise when Chris Hughton, the Brighton & Hove Albion manager, dropped in to meet the players and find out how they were enjoying the day so far.


After lunch, the main event began with everyone getting stuck into their matches. The Brighton team showed some great passing and moving when playing against The Upbeats.

At the end of the tournament The Charlton Upbeats came out on top and after playing some excellent football.

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event.