More than one million people are now participating in football-led community programmes and activities every season...
On Tuesday 25 April, all 72 EFL clubs will come together for the EFL’s Community Day of Action to highlight and showcase the impact of this work in towns and cities nationwide.
The Coventry City squad will be visiting some of Sky Blues in the Community projects, which includes their themes of health, sport, inclusion and education, with the Checkatrade Trophy also set to make an appearance.
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EFL Clubs use the power of football to have a positive effect on thousands of people’s lives in the UK every day, helping participants to improve their lives with programmes focused on health and wellbeing, education, community outreach and much more.
The EFL’s Community Day of Action presents a unique - and brand new - opportunity for all EFL clubs to simultaneously raise awareness of the impact they are having by creating a national platform to highlight the community work that happens across 72 towns and cities, 365 days a year, seven days a week.
The work is having a significant impact in communities up and down the country.
At Sky Blues in the Community alone there are:
• 31 projects (6 health, 8 sport, 11 inclusion, 6 education)
• Just under 19,000 participants in 2016
• Just over 232,372 contact hours, delivered by the team of SBITC staff.
To learn more about the work of SBITC, visit sbitc.org
Shaun Harvey, EFL Chief Executive, said: “EFL clubs play a pivotal role in their communities and what our inaugural Day of Action makes abundantly clear is how this work is having a significant impact, not just on match days but seven days a week, 365 days a year.
“The power of football continues to be used to improve people’s health and wellbeing and provide increased opportunities to develop individuals’ education and career prospects.
“Such important work should be commended and clearly illustrates how EFL clubs and their Trusts are contributing to society outside of the game, achieving tangible results and lasting change.“