THE Brewers first team squad has welcomed participants and volunteers from Burton Albion Community Trust’s programmes to training at St George’s Park to celebrate the EFL’s Day of Action.
All 72 EFL Clubs will come together to highlight the work undertaken to tackle some of society’s biggest issues for the Day of the Action 2019.
Today, EFL Clubs across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two will each showcase the very best of their work to tackle a diverse range of social issues, from homelessness and mental health, to community cohesion and the battle against plastic pollution.
Up and down the country, managers and players will also be attending events to pay special visits to participants and turn their hand to some of the activities taking place.
Burton Albion Community Trust operates 48 programmes each week covering education, employability, health and inclusion and football development.
A group of participants and volunteers from those programmes was invited to watch the Brewers squad in training and to meet Nigel Clough and the players.
Matt Hancock, BACT Head of Community, said: “It’s an unbelievable experience for the participants on our programmes and those participants are Burton Albion fans as well. We are delivering 48 projects across 200 sessions every week and our association with Burton Albion Football Club is critical to the work we do in the community.”
Nigel Clough said: “This kind of work is vital, but especially for clubs like ours which are so integrated into the community. The work that Burton Albion Community Trust does in the area is magnificent.”
The EFL and its clubs invested £80m in communities in 2018.
EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: “The EFL Day of Action brings together all 72 Clubs to highlight the special role they play in enhancing the lives of millions of people around the country.
“The scale of ground-breaking projects across our network of clubs continues to grow year-on-year and their delivery is integral to our aims of improving lives in a range of areas including inclusion, homelessness, education and health.”