Today's EFL Day of Action sees The Sky Blues celebrate Making a Difference to the lives of people across Coventry & Warwickshire.
Tuesday 20th March 2018 sees the 72 Engligh Football League (EFL) clubs come together for the EFL’s Day of Action to highlight and showcase the impact of the power of football has nationwide.
Today, Sky Blues in the Community and Coventry City Football Club are coming together to celebrate the amazing community work that makes a difference to the lives of people across Coventry and Warwickshire. This year sees a focus on young people under 25 with the Sky Blues First Team squad visiting the EFL Trust’s +Sport Move and Learn and the Every Player Counts projects.
Funded by Ferrero as part of their global Kinder+Sport CSR initiative and administered by the EFL Trust, the +Sport Move and Learn project is designed to encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles through educating them to understand the importance of having a healthy balanced diet as well as supporting them to enjoy being physically active.
Since September 2017, Sky Blues in the Community have delivered the specially designed 6-week in-curriculum programme that combines both classroom lessons and physical activity sessions to over 1,000 children from 21 local Primary Schools.
Today, sees Coventry City FC Players visit St John Fisher Primary School to support the Sky Blues Coaches in delivering Week 4 of the programme to children in Year 5 and talk about their diet and training regimes as professional footballers.
Funded by the Wembley National Stadium Trust and administered by the EFL Trust, the Every Player Counts project is designed to get more disabled people playing football and break down the barriers that have prevented them from doing so.
Since September 2017, Sky Blues in the Community have worked with over 230 young people and adults with various disabilities through primary and secondary school delivery, ability counts fooball teams, power chair football and impairment specific sessions.
Today, Coventry City Players will visit students in Year 10 and 11 at Exhall Grange Specialist School where they will support the Sky Blues Coaches in delivering a football session and welcome questions from the student’s about their lives as professional football players.
Sky Blues in the Community is the official charity arm of Coventry City Football Club that works to make a difference to the lives of people across Coventry and Warwickshire through Sport, Health, Inclusion and Education themed projects, programmes and activities.
2017 saw Sky Blues in the Community work with over 15,000 children, young people, adults and older adults from the local area and with the continued support from Coventry City Football Club, the Sky Blues will continue to make a difference during 2018 and beyond.