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Community Day of Action

27 April 2017

The EFL, EFL Trust and all 72 EFL clubs demonstrated their collective influence on Tuesday 25 April by coming together to participate in the first ever EFL Community Day of Action. 

Clubs across all three divisions showcased the significant positive affect they are having in their local communities 365 days a year, seven days a week, working with more than 1m people in football-led community programmes and activities every season. 

The Community Day of Action attracted widespread attention for the activity of EFL Club Trusts, who coordinated a variety of different projects across key areas of sport, education, health and wellbeing and community engagement.

The Owls showcased their Community Programme Youth Club and invited young pros George Hirst, Fraser Preston and Connor Kirby to join in the occasion. 

They took part in playing table tennis at Wednesday’s Community Centre. 

Players and managers across the 72 clubs showed their support on the day, and EFL Trust Chairman John Nixon praised all the fantastic work that happens on a daily basis by clubs in their local communities. 

He said: “Our clubs engage with people from all walks of life and the EFL Community Day of Action.

“Football inspires people to do activities they wouldn’t normally do and all 72 clubs work hard in areas such as health, inclusion, sport and education. 

“Approximately £50m is being invested every season by the EFL Trust and Club Community Trusts into these key areas and the Community Day of Action has brought everything to life.”

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