Crawley Town goes virtual to support the community

Since the lockdown was announced we have been working hard to make sure we can help every age group in the community virtually to make sure they have everything they need in this crisis.

With our Virtual Coffee Morning on Tuesdays and Fridays for our Extra Time Hubs & friends, where they take part in quizzes, seated exercise and much more fun activities. This is hosted for over 55s, so if you know someone in that age range with access to the internet, recommend us today to give them a chance to socialise online.

The past 2 weeks we have been organising and running Rock, Paper, Scissors tournaments. With the Mixed U9s completed with great success and the Girls U11s underway on social media.

We invited our participants from Elite & Development and U9s on our social media to sign up to represent their school in a virtual Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament.

The fixtures took place on our Facebook and Twitter were each 16 participants got to play a fixture against another school. The week consisted of 4 fixtures including the Semi Finals & Finals.

In our finals was Annabelle from Bramley Infant School and Flynn from Heron Way Primary School. Flynn went on to be the first Mixed U9s Rock, Paper, Scissors winner which he was very excited about.

Overall, this tournament was very successful and through parent feedback each participant thoroughly enjoyed having an activity which wasn’t related to the school work they had to complete each day.

Next up is our Girls U11s Tournament and we are excited to see the turn out of the best Rock, Paper, Scissors skills this time around.

The EFL and EFL Trust have today launched an online FIT FANS campaign to provide a safe way for fans to get active in the safety of their homes.

In support of Sport England’s ‘Stay in Work Out’ campaign, the programme will ensure fans have a safe way to start and maintain exercise safely, during this current period.

According to new research released by Sport England, over 65% of people believe that exercise is helping them with their mental health, making an active lifestyle more important than ever for EFL fans and the nation.

Over the next 12 weeks we will feature sessions developed by two fitness coaches, Scott Copeland and Steph Thompson from the Club Community Organisation (CCO) network and will be released twice a week for fans to follow and get involved.

The sessions will introduce the concepts of safe warm up and cool down, increasing daily step counts and activity levels gradually, before moving onto sessions including aerobic strength and training. The exercises will vary and be fun to really give fans the chance to keep moving and see improvements in their fitness.

The sessions will be released each week on Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at 11am on the EFL and EFL Trust YouTube channels, and will be available for fans to watch at their own leisure within the safety of their own homes.

Another programme that the EFL have launched is the ‘Joy of Moving Campaign’ targeting children and families.

The virtual offer will carry games and activity ideas for families to do at home. The content will be developed over the forthcoming weeks with a new game or activity highlighted each day on social media at 3.00pm for the first month.

These games can be played by families or individuals at home, in the garden or with limited space and equipment. We will also be creating challenges and competitions.

These resources can be found here - www.joyofmovingresourcehub.co.uk

We continue to help and support the community as much as we can in this time of crisis.

If you have any questions or need any help during this crisis, don’t hesitate to get in contact us.

We wish you good health and wellbeing throughout.

Contact us via email – community@crawleytownfc.com

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