THE EFL has launched it’s first ever week of action as it demonstrates the impact football clubs have on and in their communities.
Using the power of football, EFL clubs and club community organisations (CCOs) collectively invest
over £59m in their communities every year, engaging with some of the most vulnerable members of
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.
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, added: “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.”