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EFL Day Of Action To Showcase The Power Of Football

25 April 2017

Posh Manager Visits Local School.

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 came together for the EFL’s Community Day of Action to highlight and showcase the impact of this work in towns and cities nationwide.

Peterborough United Manager Grant McCann along with young player Andrea Borg and Lewis Freestone spent time alongside the football club’s Disability Officer Michael Gibbons at a session at the City of Peterborough Special School.

The club have a strong relationship with the school, a number of pupils participated in our Level Playing Field Day earlier in the year.

Posh Manager Grant McCann said; “The work the foundation do in schools and in the community is very important to us. It was great to spend some time at the City of Peterborough Special School meeting some of the students and playing some games with them and it was great for young Lewis and Andrea to experience that too.”

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.

Approximately £50million is being invested every season by the EFL Trust and Club Community Trusts into key areas, using the power of football to help people in need across sport, education, health and community engagement programmes.

The work is having a significant impact in communities up and down the country. 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.“


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