Entries by EFL Trust

Cambridge United – Here for U’s

As the reality of the impact on their community became clearer, under the banner of the Club’s ‘Here for U’s’ campaign, Cambridge United’s Community Trust have been working tirelessly to provide practical, emotional and physical support to their area. Their response takes into consideration the variety of people and their needs in the local community […]

Blackpool’s incredible community work goes on

The past few weeks have brought new challenges for everyone, since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but for Club Community Organisations (CCOs) it poses a significant question… How can they continue their work which serves some of the most vulnerable members of society at a time of great uncertainty for their own organisation? Ash Hackett, who […]

FIT ROBINS: John’s story

John Davey had suffered from high blood pressure for a number of years and was generally unfit and therefore made the decision to make a change and signed up to the first 12-week programme of the Foundation’s FIT ROBINS project and he has not looked back since. Bristol City Robins Foundation’s FIT ROBINS initiative is […]

Championship Clubs partner with ‘His Church’ to distribute food packages to their communities

Hull City’s Tigers Trust and Leeds United Football Club and their Club Community Organisation have linked-up with ‘His Church’ (HIS) as part of an initiative to support NHS workers and vulnerable people who have been heavily impacted by COVID-19. The initiative is known as ‘In It Together’ and will not only help to tackle the shortage […]

All Rover the community: Blackburn demonstrating the power of football

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s Events and Fundraising Officer, Jess Clegg, says that although it is a challenging time for everyone, she is proud of the work that is being done in communities.  After having to cancel their sleep-out event this weekend due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Trust have ensured that the Blackburn Foodbank has […]

Autism Awareness Day: Dec’s story

Dec: “If you really want something and work hard, then you can do anything.” Student, volunteer and member of Bristol City Robins Foundation’s award-winning youth council, Dec Stone, hasn’t let autism stop him from making a positive change in his community and he continues to inspire those around him. Dec says: “People shouldn’t really see […]

Autism Awareness Day: Matthew’s story

“He has always been made to feel as though he belongs there and this has given him the confidence to talk in a group which hasn’t always been easy for him.” Matthew attends Derby County Community Trust’s weekly ‘Ability Counts’ sessions as part of the Every Player Counts network which provides inclusive sessions for all. […]

Nadine: “I’ve gone from being shy and not wanting to leave the house, to getting active and being part of a team.”

After finding herself unemployed for over a year, Nadine was determined not to let her Austistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) get in the way of her ambitions. Nadine enrolled on an Employability and Skills project with Cardiff City FC Foundation, which provides young people with support to develop their personal and social skills. The project gave […]