All 72 EFL clubs and their community trusts came together on the same day for the EFL’s Day of Action to demonstrate the positive impact football can have in changing young people’s lives. We aimed to showcase the innovative and ground breaking work we do for young people in tackling some of the biggest issues in our society across education, health, community inclusion and participation.
We ran a number of different activities, from Every Player Counts (disability) to Premier League Primary Stars sports sessions as well as showing some of our 2017 statistics to highlight the impact we have on our participants and in our communities. Our aim was to show people what we do on an everyday basis at Nottingham Forest Community Trust.
Here are some of our social media posts from the day;
“ We create positive change in our communities and so do our participants! In 2017 our 16/17 year old @NCS participants raised a massive £20,932.62 for local charitable causes of their choice.
#NCS #ThatLovingFeeling #EFLDayofAction”
“ This afternoon we are working our throwing and catching skills with the year one pupils from
“ Wow! There were some more great skills on show at our
#EveryPlayerCounts sessions as part of our #EFLDayOfAction today! #ThatLovingFeeling”
Not only did we have a fun filled day of activities but some of our undergraduate students who are currently studying for a degree in Football Coaching and Development actually planned, prepared and ran the days proceedings as part of one of their assignments. The day went incredibly well and we couldn’t praise the students enough for the hard work they put in. They are a great example of how our work within the community is helping the young people of Nottinghamshire.