Former Albion ace Kuipers drops in to visit fans

Former Albion keeper Michel Kuipers with members of the North West Sussex Seagulls
Former Albion keeper Michel Kuipers with members of the North West Sussex Seagulls

Legendary Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Michel Kuipers was the special guest at the North West Sussex Seagulls supporters group September meeting.

The NWSS provides transport to Albion games at the Amex from the Horsham district, and Kuipers held a question and answer session at their meeting last week.

Group members were told at the meeting that there are now 80 coach season ticket holders as they continue to grow.

Former Albion goalkeeper Kuipers was the guest speaker and kept the meeting entertained and amused with stories and anecdotes of his earlier career in the marines and more latterly as a professional footballer. A lively Q&A session followed in a very informal and friendly atmosphere. Born in Amsterdam the former Dutch marine made 287 appearances for the Albion and was with them for ten years and firmly established himself as a legend amongst Albion fans. In 2010 he left to join Crawley Town but still has very strong ties with Albion’s charitable arm, Albion In The Community.

At the end of the meeting Albion fans had photographs taken with their local hero and Michel then signed autographs to round off an enjoyable evening.

Further information on North West Sussex Seagulls can be found at their website www.northwestsussexseagulls.co.uk or by email info@northwestsussexseagulls.co.uk