From the 4th-8th April, to celebrate football clubs’ impact within their communities, the English Football League (EFL) is launching its first ever Week of Action.
During the week, Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust (WWSET), the official charity of Wycombe Wanderers FC, will be joining all the other 71 Clubs and Club Community Organisations across England & Wales to showcase activity with EFL players and managers joining participants at various sessions and activities.
WWSET are fortunate to gain fantastic support from Wycombe Wanderers and during the week of action we’ll have players joining us at the following sessions:
FIT Chairboys – Healthy lifestyle & physical activity project
Future Goals – Education project for children disengaged / struggling to thrive in school
All Quarters – Fan engagement project for under-represented groups (minority ethnicities/faiths, disability, LGBT, females)
Premier League Primary Stars – Schools based PE / numeracy / literacy project using football and the Premier League to engage
Premier League Kicks – Social Inclusion football session
Using the power of football, EFL Clubs and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) such as WWSET, collectively invest over £59m in their communities every year, engaging with some of the most vulnerable members of society.
In 2021, EFL Clubs and CCOs were recognised at both the Leaders Sports Awards and Sports Business Awards for the important and unique role they played in supporting their local communities during the pandemic.
Upon the launch of the EFL Week of Action, Head of WWSET Paul Foley had this to say:
“WWSET exist to harness the appeal of Wycombe Wanderers and use it to do good within our local community. We deliver projects in the areas of health, inclusion & cohesion, education and sports participation to enable people to lead happier and healthier lives and to reach their full potential. Its great to be involved in this years EFL Week of Action which shines a light on the ways in which clubs and their charities support their communities, and hopefully the increased exposure will lead to more opportunities for engagement, growth and development in the future.”
Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL, said:
“EFL Clubs are embedded in the towns and cities from which they take their name, and this bond is strengthened by the life changing initiatives they run across England and Wales every single day. The EFL Week of Action is an opportunity for us to celebrate this invaluable work and demonstrate the remarkable difference clubs have on their communities away from the pitch.”
Liam Scully, Chair of the EFL Trust, said:
“Clubs’ work in their communities happens on a huge scale day in day out and directly aligns with priorities for the people in our communities both locally and on a national scale. “The hours that are committed by our Club and Community Organisation teams and volunteers demonstrates an unwavering commitment to improving lives up and down the country and building stronger, healthier more active communities.”
About EFL: The EFL (English Football League) is the world’s original league football competition. It is the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Papa Johns Trophy, as well as reserve and youth football. The EFL, EFL Trust and our member clubs are at the heart of communities across the country, providing shared experiences for all and using the power of sport to improve lives.
About the EFL Trust: The EFL Trust is the charitable arm of the English Football League (EFL) and is a national charity that uses the power of football to change people’s lives. The EFL Trust’s vision is to create stronger, healthier, more active communities.
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