EFL Clubs came together on Wednesday 14th April to highlight the positive impact football has in changing people’s lives and the work taking place to tackle some of society’s biggest issues. Especially highlighting the support, the Clubs and Community Foundations have been giving the wider community during the pandemic.
Across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two, events were held by Clubs on EFL Day of Action to showcase the very best programmes and activity they deliver in a number of important areas, including diversity and inclusion, education, and health and wellbeing.
This year however it looks a little bit different, with all the covid-19 guidelines in place but we were able to speak to participants about how Crawley Town have supported them through the past year.
Unlike past years, we were unable to deliver our traditional Crawley Town Community Foundation roadshow, with Reggie the Red. Instead, we were able to pre-film testimonials with participants, as well as involving players from Crawley Town First Team.
The EFL asked us to highlight at least one community programme which has made an impact – for this year we selected, Extra Time Hubs (including our recently merged Tackling Loneliness Together project) due to the number of participants we were able to support during the lockdown. To highlight how the programme has helped them, we asked Steve Leake to film a short video for us about how the Foundation have supported him, this is now live on our social media platforms.
We also filmed testimonials with U10s Elite Player Arwyn, alongside the 2 Crawley Town Education Academy Students, Matt & Zane to highlight how each department has supported their participants through lockdown.
On the 8th of April, the Crawley Town First Team trained at The People’s Pension Stadium and our lucky Easter Soccer School participants were able to watch and meet the entire first team. All participants and players followed strict Covid-19 guidelines in order to make this happen.
Here the participants were able to get their Crawley Town merchandise signed by players, ask them questions and have a group photo with the squad before watching them train.
For more information on the Foundation and what we offer the community, visit our website - https://www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/
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