Yesterday saw Accrington Stanley and Accrington Stanley Community Trust alongside the other 71 EFL Clubs come together to showcase the work they do in the community to help tackle some of the big issues that are effecting our community.
On Tuesday 19 March, clubs across the Championship, League One and League Two hosted events for the EFL’s Day of Action 2019, designed to showcase the very best of their work to tackle a diverse range of social issues, from homelessness and mental health, to community cohesion and the battle against plastic pollution.
Up and down the country, managers and players from the EFL’s 72 Clubs attended events to pay special visits to participants and turn their hand to some of the activities taking place throughout the day.
The Community Trust work with hundreds people in the local community daily to help educate and inspire them through sport. We marked the day by visiting local primary and secondary schools as well as delivering our disability junior sports session.
Players from Accrington Stanley’s first team made a surprise visit to Benjamin Hargreaves after school football session. Luke Armstrong and Ross Sykes joined our coaches at Benjamin Hargreaves after school football session to surprise the participants and help coach the session.
Lee Walsh commented ‘‘we would like to thank Luke and Ross for being part of our Day of Action. The children loved meeting then and having them help coach their football session. We hope it inspires them to stay active and continue playing sports’
EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey said: “The EFL Day of Action brings together all 72 Clubs to highlight the special role they play in enhancing the lives of millions of people around the country.
“The scale of ground-breaking projects across our network of clubs continues to grow year-on-year and their delivery is integral to our aims of improving lives in a range of areas including inclusion, homelessness, education and health.”