04 Apr TOWN TO CELEBRATE EFL ‘WEEK OF ACTION’ WITH RANGE OF EVENTS
From Monday 4 – Friday 8 April, the English Football League (EFL) is launching its first ever Week of Action.
All 72 Clubs and Club Community Organisations will showcase activity with EFL players and managers joining participants across England and Wales.
At Town, members of the B Team squad will visit an inclusive multi-sport session for young people with a disability and/or special educational needs and help open Lily Park Primary School’s Easter Fair.
In addition, Huddersfield Town Women will visit the Foundation’s Women Football Academy training session in partnership with Calderdale College.
Using the power of football, EFL Clubs and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) collectively invest over £59m in their communities every year, engaging with some of the most vulnerable members of society.
In 2021, EFL Clubs and CCOs were recognised at both the Leaders Sports Awards and Sports Business Awards for the important and unique role they played in supporting their local communities during the pandemic.
This year is an important one for the Huddersfield Town Foundation, marking 10 years of making a difference in our local community.
The Club is proud to be able to support this work and acknowledges its importance to so many people.
Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL, said:
“EFL Clubs are embedded in the towns and cities from which they take their name and this bond is strengthened by the life changing initiatives they run across England and Wales every single day. The EFL Week of Action is an opportunity for us to celebrate this invaluable work and demonstrate the remarkable difference clubs have on their communities away from the pitch.”
Liam Scully, Chair of the EFL Trust, said:
“Clubs’ work in their communities happens on a huge scale day in day out and directly aligns with priorities for the people in our communities both locally and on a national scale.
“The hours that are committed by our Club and Community Organisation teams and volunteers demonstrates an unwavering commitment to improving lives up and down the country and building stronger, healthier more active communities.”