BURTON Albion Community Trust will be showcasing the impact of its work as part of a nationwide EFL initiative today.
All 72 EFL clubs and their community trusts will come together today for the EFL’s Day of Action to demonstrate the positive impact football can have in changing young people’s lives.
From Plymouth to Peterborough and Sunderland to Southend, clubs across all three divisions will showcase the innovative and ground breaking work they do for young people in tackling some of the biggest issues in society across education, health, community inclusion and participation.
Managers and players from the EFL’s 72 clubs will be attending events up and down the country including projects that target mental health, disability and obesity.
Burton Albion club-captain Shaun Barker and young defender Jayden Cotterill will be in attendance for the main showcase event, as we welcome Fountains Primary and Secondary School pupils to the Pirelli Stadium, for a unique Brewers community experience.
Also in the Midlands, Derby County will be celebrating the success of their cancer recovery programme over the past twelve months, with appearances from former Birmingham City striker Geoff Horsfield and Celtic and Aston Villa midfielder Stylian Petrov, who themselves have been affected by the illness.
EFL Chairman, Ian Lenagan said: “Football continues to support its communities seven days a week, 365 days a year through our unique network of Club community trusts.
“Bringing all 72 together on one day for the EFL Day of Action highlights the special role the EFL has in society and our collective ability to make a positive and lasting impact to the lives of millions of people.
“It is fantastic to see so many managers and players across England and Wales coming out in support of the excellent work being undertaken by their own club right in the heart of their own community.
“There are few sporting organisations that can deliver the scale of innovative and ground breaking activity we do via our network of clubs across so many important areas, including inclusion, charitable causes, community engagement, education or health.”