Entries by EFL Trust

Paul’s story: “Walking football has helped cure my depression”

After being diagnosed with depression, Paul Stephens’ mental health led him to contemplate taking his own life. However, he has made an inspiring recovery which he dedicates to the discovery of walking football and work of the Leyton Orient Trust. Walking football, as the name suggests, is a slow paced version of the game which […]

EVERY PLAYER COUNTS: Down’s Syndrome football sessions

Shrewsbury Town in the Community’s Down Syndrome football sessions provide children and young people more opportunities to play sport in a comfortable and competitive environment. Through the power of football and the Every Player Counts project, the scheme creates a multi-tier learning environment that improves the participants’ overall physical, social and emotional health. While participants learn physical skills, […]

England manager opens £1M facility at Burton Albion Community Trust

Burton Albion Community Trust’s (BACT’s) new floodlit all-weather pitch was officially unveiled by England Senior Manager Gareth Southgate today.  The new facility was made possible thanks to a £843,510 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation. BACT worked alongside the Football Foundation and Staffordshire FA […]

NCS motivates student to go to University

The National Citizen Service (NCS) programme has impacted numerous young people’s lives in a positive way but none more than Sheffield Wednesday supporter Cara Harrison. The bubbly teenager has transformed herself from a shy high school student who was unsure what her next steps would be to being accepted by four universities to study Biomedical […]

Every Player Counts: ‘John is a role model for the whole group’

Luton Town FC Community Trust’s Every Player Counts programme has played a significant part in helping disabled people build their capacity and confidence. One participant in particular, John, is a great example of how sport can make a difference even in a short space of time. John, who is in his late thirties and was […]

NCS Matchday takeover!

NCS Matchday has returned with EFL clubs from all three divisions uniting to show their support for the programme which is focused on providing opportunities for 15-17 year olds. The NCS Matchday takeover has proven to be a huge success in recent years, with the aim to increase awareness and participation. In the coming weeks, clubs […]

Teen lands his dream job after completing NCS

After completing an NCS course run by Peterborough United’s community department ‘The Posh Foundation’, teenager Callum Avent landed his dream job at his boyhood club. There are a number of different challenges for young people as they go through adolescence. One of the most common hurdles is a dip in self-confidence. The National Citizen Service […]

Southend United player visits Lancaster School

Southend United first team player Jason Williams made a surprise trip to Lancaster School to give pupils a day in the life insight of what it’s like to be a professional footballer. Lancaster School is a designated Community Special School for up to 77 students aged 14-19 with a range of complex needs: Severe learning difficulties (SLD), […]

Walking Football to feature on TV

Walking football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game which is specifically targeted at the over 50’s, will feature on ITV’s tonight show this week. The founders of the game, Chesterfield FC Community Trust and their Ex-Spires walking football team will be shown this Thursday in The Truth About Exercise: Tonight. ITV presenter Fiona Foster attended an Ex-Spires […]

World Cancer Day: We Can. I Can.

World Cancer Day (WCD), a global event that unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer on the 4th February every year, provides a perfect opportunity to recognise the work of Notts County FC Football in the Community’s life changing CARE Programme. CARE (Cancer and Rehabilitation Exercise) is a physical activity programme for people living with […]