Recognizing Christopher Kim with ALBION 12’s John Bunton Memorial Scholarship Award

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Each year the ALBION 12 Foundation recognizes athletes that stand out above all others. These athletes showcase attributes and character that exemplify the ALBION Way on and off the field. For the 2022/23 Season, the player that will receive this award and gain a scholarship is Christopher Kim, who represents the core values that John most admired in players and most often spoke about.

The John Bunton Memorial Scholarship

After the passing away of John Bunton our former President we decided to honor a player each year in John’s name for a player scholarship to play ALBION. For those that knew John he was an inspiration of positive force towards excellence and success. John was an ambassador to ALBION and put forth many years to help push the club to new heights. In the spirit of John Bunton and on behalf of his children Jeremiah, Noah, Shoshanna, Nechama we honor and recognize a very special player within ALBION.

Recognizing Kailey Carlen with ALBION 12’s Ken Whalen Memorial Scholarship Award

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Each year the ALBION 12 Foundation recognizes athletes that stand out above all others. These athletes showcase attributes and character that exemplify the ALBION Way on and off the field. For the 2022/23 Season, the player that will receive this award and gain a scholarship is Kailey Carlen. Kailey represents the core values that Ken most admired in players and we are honored to recognize Kailey.

 

The Ken Whalen Memorial Scholarship

After the passing away of Ken Whalen, a father in the club of 3 children and very distinguished business man that was incredibly generous we decided to honor a player each year in Ken’s name for a scholarship to play at ALBION. For those that knew Ken he was an inspiration of greatness and an example for all in enjoying life while achieving incredible goals.

Las Patronas Supports ALBION 12 Foundation with New Lighting for ALBION SC Fields.

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Las Patronas, a philanthropic organization committed to providing financial assistance enhancing the quality of life in our community, has generously given ALBION 12 Foundation a grant for ALBION SC to purchase much needed lighting for our fields. In this regard, the grant has been applied to purchase three light towers, which we will now no longer need to rent. The ALBION 12 Foundation looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership moving forward, as we work together to support the youth of San Diego. Please check out Las Patronas, and all they do, on their website https://laspatronas.org/
Consider contributing to their mission and look for their Jewel Ball Fundraiser on August 20, 2022.
THANK YOU LAS PATRONAS

 

Grace Brutto Played for ALBION SC from 9 to 18 years old!

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“Throughout my years of playing soccer, it has pushed me to become a better athlete, leader, and student. I am so grateful for the opportunities that ALBION has provided me. ALBION has shaped my core values that I take pride in every single day. As I continue on to play Division 1 soccer in the fall at the University of Detroit Mercy, I will continue to use all the qualities that ALBION has taught me. I am so thankful and blessed to of had the privilege to play and compete at such a soccer club. Thank you to ALBION Soccer Club and ALBION 12 Foundation.” – Grace Brutto

 

ALBION 12 Foundation offered self-defense class to ALBION SC girls players

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Through ALBION 12 Foundation, Play It Safe (Self-defense Strategies for Women & Children), offered a self-defense strategies and training class to the ALBION SC GA players! Led by Tracie Arlington, the girls received the best and most practical self-defense techniques for realistic assault situations. A huge part of self-defense is awareness, and we’re pleased to make it more available for our players.

 

ALBION 12 Foundation supports ALBION SC by improving its coaches performance !

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ALBION 12 Foundation supports ALBION SC by improving its coaches performance in strengthening their leadership skills. With this purpose, ALBION 12 Foundation hosts every year a Leadership Luncheon for ALBION SC Staff for the leadership/staff building the future. Last year, October of 2021, in addition to ALBION SC workshops, ALBION 12 Foundation brought a special motivational speaker, Lex Gillette.

Lex Gillette is a Paralympic athlete with five Paralympic medals, four world champion titles, and is the current world record holder in the long jump for totally blind athletes. His story is inspiring, and Lex specializes in motivational speaking throughout the world.

 

Arman Samimi Played for ALBION SC from 11 to 18 years old!

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“I joined ALBION SC when I was 11 years old. Right away I felt as though the coaches really care and prioritized my development, and this allowed me to push myself to improve every day. Every coach I was able to work with influenced me not only as a player, but as a person as well.
I have nothing but exceptional memories during my time at ALBION, and I know I can always count on the support of everyone at the club throughout my career. I feel very fortunate to have the career I had at ALBION, and I look forward to representing this club at the highest level.” – Arman Samimi

 

Garrett Franklin has been Involved with ALBION SC for 11 years!

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“”ALBION SC shaped my life for the last 11 years and I couldn’t be more thankful. From my very first session, I knew that the team, coach, and club would be the perfect fit. I am truly thankful for everything that Noah and ALBION have done to shape me as a player, person, and now as a coach within the club. I have the opportunity now as a coach at ALBION San Diego to guide players through the amazing journey that I myself experienced.” – Garrett Franklin

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Naomi Ellis Played for ALBION SC from 11 to 18 years old!

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“I played at ALBION SC from the time that I was 11 until my final year of high school. Throughout my years, I feel as though I have grown as both a player and a person. ALBION allowed me to meet so many wonderful friends that were apart of my life on and off the field, and the competitive atmosphere and coaching I received undoubtedly helped get me to be the player I am today. I am now heading into my first year of playing soccer at Point Loma Nazarene University.” – Naomi Ellis

 
 
 

Jeryn Young Played for ALBION SC from 6 to 18 years old!

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“ALBION SC has been a very big part of my life, I have played for ALBION since I was about 6 or 7 and I’m 18 now so I’ve been playing with them for about 11-12 years! They have taught me how to persevere in the toughest times and they helped me understand how to create bonds and work with a team. I also made some of the best and strongest friendships that I’ll ever have.
One of my best memories is when my team went to Colorado to play and it started snowing on one of our team outings and everyone was playing in the snow and throwing it at each other. The game was even better, our team had one of our best performances the game. It was a really great time.
The best thing that’s happened during my time here is the women’s team. I would constantly ask Ziggy when there would be a semi-pro women’s team. When they made an actual women’s team I was so excited! I was so grateful that coach Elo saw something in me and allowed me to be on the team. Playing with all those amazing players was one of the best times in my life. I really loved that I was able to say that I’ve been at ALBION this long and I made it to the ultimate top team for this club. Overall my ALBION experience was more than what I could have ever asked for!
Currently, I am going to be playing at Cal State San Marcos for these next four years and I am very excited. I am also currently working as a babysitter and I have a job as an administrative assistant for my uncles’ company. I also want to once again thank ALBION for everything that it has done and provided for me.” – Jeryn Young