EFL Football Club Community Organisations (CCOs) from across the country will come together online this week for the EFL Trust Annual National Conference.
The EFL Trust National Conference is an opportunity for the network of CCOs to hear inspirational speakers, discuss key opportunities and share best practice, enabling them to continue to positively benefit the lives of more people in their communities.
This year of course, it’s all going to be a bit different as delegate can’t all be together in person. However, moving our Conference online has provided us with a new set of opportunities and therefore this year’s Conference will reach out to more people in our amazing network than ever before, with over 400 people already registered for sessions.
Our line-up of Conference key note speakers is stronger than ever this year. Alongside our Chair John Nixon, Chief Executive Office Mike Evans and EFL’s Chief Executive Dave Baldwin are a host of industry experts. On this year’s agenda are Baroness Susan Williams, Minister of State for Counter Extremism, NCS Trust’s CEO Mark Gifford, Chief Executive of Sport England, Tim Hollingsworth, Anna Smee, CEO of Youth Futures Foundation and Troy Townsend, Kick It Out’s Head of Development.
The unique position of Football Clubs in their local communities will be a constant theme throughout the week. During the week, we will also hear from some of our Regional Community Clubs of the Year, who will share their experiences, the relationships that have driven success and the culture that has been developed leading to success and growth.
The EFL Trust’s ambition to create stronger, healthier more active communities has not been impacted by COVID-19…in fact, the importance of this vision has been amplified. As we continue to focus on this strategy we also aim to build back better from the experiences and learnings of the past 9 months. We are confident, but not complacent about the future and the essential positive impact our Clubs and CCOs can have in their communities