EFL to tackle social injustice with the 2019 Day of the Action
All of the EFL's 72 clubs will join forces to highlight some of the big problems in society with the Day of the Action.
Tuesday March 19, EFL teams from The Sky Bet Championship down to League two, will all host events, showcasing their work to improve social issues, including mental health, homelessness, plastic pollution and community cohesion.
Across the country, players, managers and representatives of the 72 EFL clubs will be attending a variety of events to engage and participate in some of the initiatives happening over the course of the day.
Aston Villa, are engaged in the 'Outreach Angels' project with Albert Adomah helping a group of volunteers, giving hot meals, warm clothing and toiletries to homeless people in Birmingham.
Bolton are involved in the 'Inside Out' initiative which targets reducing offending in 17-25 year old's. They aim to increase positivity in the local area using sport and exercise as a vehicle to combat those issues.
In League One, manager Mick Harford will be inviting to the clubs training ground Every Player Counts disability participants to the practice ground for a special coaching session.
Walsall will be distributing 300 match tickets to local school children as well as t-shirts to youngsters in a bid to connect with the next generation of fans.
League Two side, Cambridge United, have been nationally awarded for helping improve young peoples mental health literacy. The 'Mind Your Head' is a programme which promotes mental health well-being, and helping secondary school students manage their own mental health.
This is just a small sample of some of the fantastic work due to take place during the EFL’s Day of Action by EFL Club Community Organisations - the largest network of sporting charities in the UK. The EFL and its Clubs invested £80m in communities in 2018.
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.”