Entries by EFL Trust

Hundreds of people take part in The Brentford Challenge

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, in partnership with Brentford Lock West, Syon House, Ferrero and Enjoy Work, delivered one of Brentford’s biggest sporting events at Syon Park last Sunday. Runners, families and children basked in the summer sunshine as the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Samia Chaudhary, was the official starter for the Brentford Challenge. With […]

Autistic Pride Day 2018: QPR’s football sessions key to Keishin’s development

QPR in the Community Trust’s Early Years Programme has made a significant impact to the life of five-year-old Keishin. Keishin, who was diagnosed with Social Communication Disorder (part of the autistic spectrum), started attending sessions at the age of three, whilst at 4 Street Nursery in September 2016. Elaine Caffrey, manager of 4 Street Nursery, […]

Wigan clubs team up to tackle male obesity

Wigan’s great sporting institutions have teamed up to kick start the fight against excess weight and obesity. Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors have come together as part of the Wigan Council and Inspiring healthy lifestyles ‘Lose Weight, Feel Great FOR MEN’ campaign to support weight loss through a selection of free 12 week fitness and […]

Coaching Week 2018: Chris McGrail brings a wealth of experience to Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

“I have found working within the community and coaching extremely rewarding and for me it was the only way forward after retiring from playing football.” Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s head of NCS and BTEC recruitment Chris McGrail has been involved in football since the age of 12. McGrail, now aged 29, played professionally for neighbours […]

Volunteers’ Week: Brentford fan tackes more than football

Kirsty Turner – an avid Brentford fan – has volunteered hundreds of hours for the club’s community trust. As Volunteers’ Week gets underway, Kirsty Turner is just one of 28 volunteers who go that extra mile to support the Championship club’s community projects. The former teacher and mum-of-two has been a Brentford season-ticket holder for […]

EFL Kids Cup 2018 Round-Up

For 48 children, a dream became a reality at the weekend as representatives from Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday, AFC Wimbleon, Oldham Athletic, Colchester United and Morecambe grasped their opportunity to play on the Wembley turf in the EFL Kids Cup Final. Over 16,000 youngsters and 1,800 schools took part this year in six-a-side tournaments […]