Entries by EFL Trust

EFL Day of Action to tackle some of society’s biggest issues

  All 72 EFL Clubs to demonstrate the power of football in changing people’s lives All 72 EFL Clubs will come together to highlight the work undertaken to tackle some of society’s biggest issues for the EFL’s Day of the Action 2019. On Tuesday 19 March, EFL Clubs across the Sky Bet Championship, League One […]

Emily Price: “The traineeship at Wigan Athletic Community Trust is one of the best things I’ve ever done”

The traineeship programme – aimed at 16-24 year olds – is designed to enhance the skills and experiences of unemployed young people, making them better prepared for further education and employment. Thousands of young people, including Emily Price, have got their careers off to a flying start thanks to the traineeship programme. Since completing the […]

Oxford United in the Community announce James Constable as patron

The football club’s official charity helps inspire youngsters to reach their potential and improve their health and wellbeing via the power of football, engagement and education. James Constable, known as Beano, played for United between 2008 and 2014 and scored 106 goals, making him the club’s all-time second highest goal scorer. As Patron, James will […]

Faye’s story – Albion in the Community

As part of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the fantastic transformation of  participants who believe that working with our Community Trusts have given them incredibly valuable experiences as they look to progress in their careers and studies. After quickly impressing coaches on the EFL Trust Futsal games programme with Albion in the Community (AITC), […]

Georgia’s story – Bristol City Community Trust

As part of International Women’s Day, we are celebrating the fantastic transformation of  participants who believe that working with our Community Trusts have given them incredibly valuable experiences as they look to progress in their careers and studies. Georgia Ward, aged 18, was a very shy and quiet individual when she first signed up with […]

Walsall Football Community Programme Apprenticeships going from strength to strength

95% of staff Walsall FC Community Programme have progressed through an apprenticeship… Over 25 years, Walsall FC Community Programme has run a very successful Apprenticeship programme, in its varying guises since 1989. 95% of  staff at Walsall FC Community Programme, including the current Community Director Adam Davy who joined the Club in 1994, have progressed […]

Another national award for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s support of the local Islamic community has helped the charity to win its first ever accolade at the British Muslim Awards. The official community outreach arm of the football club were named as the ‘Community Initiative of the Year’ winners at the national awards ceremony on Wednesday night, in recognition of […]

Reece: “I don’t know where i’d be without the NCS programme.”

• Reece is an NCS graduate having taken part in last year’s programme. • He now studies an 18-month apprenticeship with the Community Trust. • Latics’ game against Stoke City on Wednesday night is an #NCSMatchDay. For 17-year-old Latics fan Reece Webster, Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s National Citizen Service programme has helped to develop him […]

Joe’s Journey

Like most teenagers, Joe, from Sheffield, wasn’t sure what to do in life or what options were available to him for his future; until he did NCS with Sheffield United Football Club back in the summer of 2012. Joe was one of the first teens to take part in NCS, not knowing the impact it […]

Cambridge United Community Trust’s ‘Mind Your Head’ programme highlighted as example of good practice in Parliament report

Cambridge United’s ‘Mind Your Head’ programme has been cited in an All-Party Parliamentary Group report as an example of good practice in the mental health sector. The report, which was prepared by a working group of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood programme, quotes ‘Mind Your Head’ on pages 53-55 as […]