Saturday 23 September saw the start of the third European Week of Sport, which is being celebrated across Europe, and Brentford FC CST are supporting the EFL Trust in helping the UK lead from the front in encouraging people from all over Europe to #BeActive.
Sport can be emotionally uplifting and contributes significantly to a sense of togetherness and wellbeing.
Aiming to promote sport and physical activity across Europe, the overarching theme remains #BeActive and should encourage everyone to be active during the Week but also stay active all year long, regardless of age, background, gender or ability.
With sports participation a core focus of the EFL Trust, EFL clubs up and down the country will continue their work in providing sporting opportunities for people of all ages and ability through European Week of Sport, and throughout the year via their own community trust schemes.
Using the power of sport to make a difference to people’s lives the EFL’s 72 Trusts engage with over 1 million people in sports participation projects each year. We currently engage with 6,000 primary school children a week in extra curriculum sport delivery, and deliver sessions in 24 primary schools.
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) is supporting the 2017 EWoS campaign and as an official EWoS Partner, the European Leagues will contribute to raising awareness of the initiatives and help share the key messages that sport not only provides many health benefits but can bring people together and positively contribute to our society.
Led by the European Commission, organisations are inviting sports clubs, schools, community groups and individuals to get involved and promote sporting events and activities in their communities using #BeActive.
Lee Doyle, Chief Executive of Brentford FC CST said: "We’re excited to be actively participating and supporting the European Week of Sport campaign. Across west London, we deliver a multitude of projects that help more people become active and stay healthy."