Events being help across England today to showcase the power of football
Brentford are joining the other 71 EFL clubs today in coming together for the EFL’s Community Day of Action to highlight and showcase the impact of football-led community programmes and activities in towns and cities nationwide
With more than one million people participating every year, EFL Clubs use the power of football to have a positive effect on thousands of people’s lives in the UK every day, 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.
As part of the day of action, Brentford are putting on a number of events in association with the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust. Philipp Hofmann and Konstantin Kerschbaumer will be taking part in a Futsal session at Hammersmith and Fulham College while members of the B Team will be attending a Social Inclusion evening in Northolt. To round off the day, first-team Head Coach Dean Smith and midfielder Ryan Woods will be helping out at a Girls Development Coaching Centre in Southall.
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.“