Entries by EFL Trust

He is the Brother We All Could Do With

Two brothers Michael and Ryan are taking different paths with Blackpool FC Community Trust. Michael is volunteer coach at Blackpool Community Trust Every Player Counts funded Pan Ability football sessions, and he’s in a unique position of coaching his brother, Ryan, who lives with autism. Michael and Ryan’s mum struggled to find somewhere for Ryan […]

Football Makes My Child Full of Smiles

“A big thank you to everyone involved, my child was full of smiles and actually enjoyed football” says the Mum whose child has been attending Newport County’s Every Player Counts Disability Football session. Child H, aged 10 has ASD. His mum explained that he was unsure at the thought of playing football because he had […]

Mya and Her Family Benefit from Reds Short Breaks Programme.

Reds in the Community, Barnsley FC’s community charity, run a short breaks programme which provides activities for participants with disabilities to enjoy valuable sporting experiences away from their parents and carers. In turn, parents and carers benefit with a valuable respite from caring. The Father of one Short Breaks participant, Mya, has nothing but praise […]


Former Latics team doctor and Extra Time Hub member Satish talks about the benefits the programme has provided him. For local retired GP Satish Ahuja, Wigan Athletic has played a big part in his life from his role as club doctor between to now enjoying regular activities with the Extra Time Hub initiative. Funded by […]

Bob find inspiration to ‘Shape Up’ at Watford Football Club

Bob, aged 61 was overweight – in fact, he says ‘morbidly obese according to the internet’. When Bob’s wife died, he thought it was important for him to do something about it, as she’d always asked him to. ‘Shape Up’ is a free 12-week weight management course for men at Watford Football Club. The course […]

100’s of Gnomes and Rotherham United Tackle John’s Loneliness.

Rotherham United have worked in partnership with hundreds of gnomes to tackle loneliness in their local community.  John Swift (81 years) was having a tough time at the start of the year.  His health was declining and he was struggling to find motivation to do anything. With the addition of the COVID-19 lockdown, his daughter […]