EFL Day of Action 2018 +20th March 2018
All 72 EFL Clubs 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, EFL 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.
Locally, members of the Hull City first team squad will be helping to showcase the work we do in Hull and East Riding. One of the visits will be meeting a group of National Citizen Service Graduates who raised thousands of pounds towards the cost of, and helped with, refurbishing Hull’s New Adelphi Club through various activities last summer.
The Adelphi, on De Grey Street, is well known throughout the music industry and has hosted gigs by many top bands on their way to stardom including Oasis, Pulp and The Stone Roses, as well as those with a local connection such as The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. Thanks in part to the work of our NCS graduates, the club will continue to be a hotbed for musical talent.
We have also organised player visits at Tigers Trust Community Hub School, St Mary's, for a Futsal tournament involving local schools and players will also be heading down to the Tigers Trust Arena and congratulating members of our Tigers Kicks International squad for completing a qualification with the Trust through our Premier League Works programme.
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"