Entries by EFL Trust

THE MAIN REASON I CAME WAS BECAUSE I WAS LONELY.

Former Latics team doctor and Extra Time Hub member Satish talks about the benefits the programme has provided him. For local retired GP Satish Ahuja, Wigan Athletic has played a big part in his life from his role as club doctor between to now enjoying regular activities with the Extra Time Hub initiative. Funded by […]

Bob find inspiration to ‘Shape Up’ at Watford Football Club

Bob, aged 61 was overweight – in fact, he says ‘morbidly obese according to the internet’. When Bob’s wife died, he thought it was important for him to do something about it, as she’d always asked him to. ‘Shape Up’ is a free 12-week weight management course for men at Watford Football Club. The course […]

100’s of Gnomes and Rotherham United Tackle John’s Loneliness.

Rotherham United have worked in partnership with hundreds of gnomes to tackle loneliness in their local community.  John Swift (81 years) was having a tough time at the start of the year.  His health was declining and he was struggling to find motivation to do anything. With the addition of the COVID-19 lockdown, his daughter […]

Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grants scheme announces £287,000 grant to EFL Trust Club Community Organisations

The EFL Trust are delighted to announce that ‘Communities United’ will be one of 9 projects that will be funded as part of the government’s Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grants scheme. The scheme supports organisations that tackle discrimination and champion social cohesion and will be delivered by 6 EFL Trust Club Community Organisations in […]

Latics Tackle Loneliness This Christmas

Wigan Athletic Community Trust have launched a brand new initiative to tackle loneliness across the Wigan Borough this Christmas. During the festive period, the club’s official charity will be delivering Christmas support packages to people at risk of isolation as part of the Tackling Loneliness Together programme and a £5 donation from Latics supporters will […]

Derby County Host Virtual Visit from Secretary of State, Oliver Dowden

Derby County Community Trust were delighted to host Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on a virtual visit to their ‘Stay Safe. Stay Fit. Stay Connected.’ project on Wednesday evening. The MP was interested in finding out more about the initiative which has adapted a city-wide approach to […]

Football Clubs and their Community Organisations quick to respond to Community needs during new restrictions

As we are all adapting to the new restrictions and our ever changing world, Clubs and their Club Community Organisations (CCOs) are there, once again, proving that they can, and will, make a significant difference in their communities. They are back to using Zoom, Teams and other digital platforms to keep people in their communities […]

Tom Slims to Win with Bristol City

Lifelong Bristol City fan Tom Blackburn has lost an incredible eight percent of his body weight thanks to Bristol City’s innovative Slim to Win project.    The project run by Bristol City Robins Foundation’s is helping men across Bristol get fit and lose weight with members losing more than 175kg since September. Tom told the […]

Peterborough United Foundation helps combat holiday hunger for local children.

The Peterborough United Foundation, the charitable trust of Peterborough United Football Club, have been addressing issues with local schoolchildren being hungry over the October half-term.  This school holiday almost 200 children have received food parcels, containing a range of nourishing items to cover the week break, when children are not receiving their usual free school […]