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EFL Day of Action

5 May 2017

Shrewsbury Town in the Community Support EFL Day of Action

Shrewsbury Town were one of the 72 EFL club trusts who came together last Tuesday (25th April) to support the first ever EFL Day of Action.

Launched by the EFL Trust, clubs came together to showcase the brilliant work that is being done in local communities across the country.

Over a million participants engage with EFL Clubs every season, with approximately £50 million being invested into community projects by the EFL Trust and Community Trusts this season.

Shrewsbury Town in the Community played their part by treating participants of our programmes to a different venue for their sessions – Greenhous Meadow!

First to take to the hallowed turf were our ‘Heads Up’ group – a football orientated session that supports mental health.

There were also matches held for our PAN Football team, Walking Football side and RTC Girls u16’s, who took on Wolves in a friendly to draw the Day of Action to a close.

Our Health and Inclusion Officer Amy Edwards was delighted to see the day enjoyed by all, and said: “the action day was a great success with our mental health, elderly engagement and PAN team all being able to play on the Shrewsbury Town pitch.

“All of the participants enjoyed the experience that many people would be extremely envious of. They loved being able to score goals on the pitch that they watch their heroes play on, on a Saturday afternoon.”

EFL Trust Chairman John Nixon also praised all the fantastic work that is being done by clubs in their local communities, and said: “Our clubs engage with people from all walks of life and the EFL Community Day of Action has been a fantastic effort.

“Football inspires people to do activities they wouldn’t normally do and all 72 clubs work hard in areas such as health, inclusion, sport and education.

“Approximately £50million is being invested every season by the EFL Trust and Club Community Trusts into these key areas and the Community Day of Action has brought everything to life.”

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