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GALLERY: Sky Blues in the Community take part in EFL Day of Action

City squad visited SBitC activities as part of 'Day Of Action'...

20 March 2018

Today's EFL Day of Action saw Sky Blues in the Community celebrate Making a Difference to the lives of people across Coventry & Warwickshire.

The 72 Engligh Football League (EFL) clubs came together for the EFL’s Day of Action to highlight and showcase the impact of the power of football has nationwide.

Every day, just like today, Coventry City's official charity arm Sky Blues in the Community deliver a range of activities in Coventry and Warwickshire, working to make a difference to the lives of people across Coventry and Warwickshire through Sport, Health, Inclusion and Education themed projects, programmes and activities.

Activities today included:

Players visited the +Sport Move and Learn project at St John Fisher School. The 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.

Sky Blues stars visited the Every Player Counts project, at Exhall Grange Specialist SchoolFunded by the Wembley National Stadium Trust and administered by the EFL Trust, the 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.

Members of the squad also paid a visit to Stoke Primary School and St Christopher's Primary School, both schools that work closely with Sky Blues in the Community.

Meanwhile, participants in the SBITC Walking Football sessions faced their counterparts at Aston Villa for a friendly game! Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game for over 50s. It is designed to help people have an active lifestyle regardless of their age and ability, as well as get people back playing football.

You can see photos from today's activities in the gallery above!

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.

To see more about the work of Sky Blues in the Communuity...

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Visit their Facebook page - facebook.com/SBitC

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Take a look at the Sky Blues in the Community section of our website here

 


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