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Pupils follow in Danny Fullbrook’s footsteps for EFL’s Day of Action

Events next week to celebrate Brentford's community involvement

15 March 2019

As the EFL prepares for its Community Day of Action on Tuesday 19 March, Brentford FC will highlight the legacy of sports journalist Danny Fullbrook through its journalism project with the Club’s Community Sports Trust. More than 60 pupils from Heston Primary School will join Brentford players Yoann Barbet, Emiliano Marcondes and Tom Field for a masterclass in sports journalism at Brentford’s training ground.

The journalism project, which is run in partnership with the Fearless Foundation and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, supports local children with their creative potential. And pupils will unlock this potential when they take part in an exclusive Sky Sports News press conference with the EFL’s CEO Shaun Harvey on Tuesday morning. Both events will see local schoolchildren receive expert training from some of the country’s leading journalists.

Along with its journalism project, Brentford players and coaches will also highlight two of the Trust’s important community projects:

  • Brentford’s top goal scorer Neal Maupay will join defender Julian Jeanvier for a grassroots football coaching session in Southall. The project, run in partnership with the housing provider A2Dominion and BBC Children in Need, is credited with creating a safe space for young people to enjoy sport.
  • Assistant Coach Brian Riemer and Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Perryman will run a fitness session for Brentford fans on the Trust’s weight management programme. Since 2016, the initiative has supported 65 adults live healthier lifestyles.

The EFL Day of Action will see all 72 EFL Clubs come together to highlight the work undertaken to tackle some of society’s biggest issues. Up and down the country, managers and players from the EFL’s 72 Clubs will also be attending events to pay special visits to participants and turn their hand to some of the activities taking place throughout the day.

Shaun Harvey said: “The EFL Day of Action brings together all 72 Clubs to highlight the special role they play in enhancing the lives of millions of people around the country. The scale of ground-breaking projects across our network of Clubs continues to grow year-on-year and their delivery is integral to our aims of improving lives in a range of areas including inclusion, homelessness, education and health.”

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