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Player visits continue… virtually!

Despite the ongoing effects of COVID-19, EFL players across the country are finding new ways to have an impact in their local community through various virtual platforms. Football Clubs are at the heart of local communities and children see their players as role models. School visits from players across the EFL are a common fixture […]

Shielding Cherries Fan Plays his Hero on FIFA

Young Bournemouth fan Adam Sevenoakes got a huge lift after a long period of shielding when his hero, Cherries winger Junior Stanislas, popped round for a game of FIFA.   Adam, who is also a player for AFC Bournemouth Warriors, the club’s powerchair team, had been shielding at home between March and the end of July. Once […]

Teen discovers passion for volunteering

Ashur Cali, 16, from Leeds has a whole new outlook on volunteering and a more positive outlook on life after completing the National Citizen Service’s (NCS) ‘Keep Doing Good’ programme. Had 2020 gone to plan, Ashur, was due to go away on the traditional NCS programme this summer to live independently, meet new people, develop […]

Watford Community Sports and Education Trust continues to support a wide range of members of the community….just as it always has.

As the new season kicks off this weekend, we’re delighted to welcome Watford to the EFL and we’ve been looking back at Watford Community Sports and Education Trust’s response to lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. Should you look up community in the dictionary, you would find a statement that lacks depth – ‘a group of […]

International success at Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation

After winning promotion from the National League last season, Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation are now part of the EFL Trust’s network of Club Community Organisations (CCO)….and they bring with them an England International! Harrogate Town AFC Community Foundation are one of the many CCOs who have a Walking Football team. Walking football is a […]


Teenagers from Sheffield have spent part of their summer tackling their local issue of homelessness. The group of nine young people, aged 16-17, have recently completed the ‘Keep Doing Good’  programme with Sheffield United Community Foundation (SUCF). The programme is part of the National Citizen Service’s (NCS) ‘One Million Hours of Doing Good’, a wider […]

Crawley Town “Maskateers”

8 teenagers from Crawley  have done their bit to stop the spread of COVID-19 with their ‘Maskateers’ Project, an innovative project that aims to get young people wearing a mask in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.  The young people involved have spent their free time making and distributing face-masks. This innovative project aims to […]