Entries by EFL Trust

Join us as we unite to Help Our Communities Get Better Health

Public Health England have launched a major new adult health campaign to seize the opportunity for a national reset moment of health, and the EFL Trust FIT FANS Programme is part of the launch. Nearly two thirds (63%) of adults in the UK are overweight or living with obesity and this extra weight can cause […]

“Sport means he is learning without him realising it”

Lockdown has been challenging for Bodhi, aged 9 and his mum Caren. However Bodhi, who has global developmental delay and autism, has been managing the lockdown by taking part in Brentford FC Community Trust’s online Short Breaks activities for children with disabilities. His mum Caren believes that physical activity for Bodhi is now needed more […]

Fulham Doctor Supports Efforts to Tackle Homelessness

Back in April, Fulham’s official Club Doctor, Justin Yeoh, signed up as a volunteer to help homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine (and previous GP), used his medical experience to support vulnerable individuals placed in protective hotel accommodation by Hammersmith & Fulham Council. With all football matches suspended […]

“I have enjoyed every Brentford FC Sports Community Trust class and had the satisfaction of knowing I am investing in my health for now and the future.”

Brentford fan Jennie Sibley never knew that her football club could offer her the support she needed during the lockdown – especially when she first found the lockdown a daunting experience. “We did not know much about the virus and being over 70 I was aware that if I caught COVID-19 it may be quite […]

“I’m passionate about growing as a Youth Leader”

“I’m passionate about further growing as a youth leader and being able to empower other young people to be the start of change.” says Emmanuel Essien, one of three NCS graduates who has been accepted out of hundreds of applications of young people, to join The FA Leadership Academy. Three EFL Trust NCS graduates have […]

Thousands of teenagers pledge to volunteer this summer

“We want young people to feel more confident and meet new people, as well as feel more connected with their community. ‘Keep Doing Good’ can offer this to them.” Instead of struggling to know what to do with their spare time this summer, teenagers aged 15-17, will respond to the impact COVID-19 has had in […]

“Football really does help pull communities together and COVID-19 has reaffirmed that EFL Trust Clubs have a huge responsibility to make a real difference.”

During COVID-19, Oxford United in the Community have focused on delivering health, fitness and well-being programmes to support those who have been impacted physically, mentally and financially by the pandemic. Here are some key highlights: Homework packs Oxford United in the Community have been engaging with hundreds of youngsters during lockdown via homework packs. They […]