Tuesday 20th March was the English Football Leagues (EFL) ‘Day of Action’ of which Accrington Stanley were thrilled to be a part of.
One of the many sessions the community trust had on saw Springhill’s Saqib Razaq surprised by Harvey Rogers and Jonny Maxted. Saqib is our Kinder Sport Move and Learn star of the year and received his trophy and signed pennant by Harvey and Jonny in front of his classmates. His class has recently completed the Kinder Sport Move and Learn programme which saw them learn about the importance of how healthy eating and an active lifestyle is beneficial. Saqib had grown in confidence throughout the programme from being a quiet participant to showing real understanding of a healthy life style as well as encouraging him to participate in more sport. He has recently joined the football development centres run by the community trust where he is continuing to grow in confidence and ability.
EFL’s Day of Action brings together all community trusts in the EFL with their communities to raise awareness of the positive impact that their Trust do for young people in areas such as education, health inclusion and participation.
Lee Walsh commented ‘‘It’s our second year being involved with the EFL Day of Action and this year was bigger and better with sessions taking place across the local community, a massive thanks goes to the players Harvey Rogers and Jonny Maxted for taking the time to come and get involved in surprising Saqib and his classmates’
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 areas, including inclusion, charitable causes, community engagement, education or health.”