All 72 English Football League clubs will come together today to demonstrate the positive impact football can have across the local community.
Clubs across all three divisions will showcase the innovative and ground breaking work they do for young people in tackling some of the biggest issues in society across education, health, community inclusion and participation.
To mark the EFL’s Day of Action, Norwich City will be celebrating the Community Sports Foundation’s (CSF) Schools Programme.
Over the past eight academic years, the Foundation has continued to develop high-quality multi-skills development for Key Stage 1 and games lessons at Key Stage 2.
This year, Canary first-team stars including Timm Klose, Angus Gunn and Josh Murphy have surprised local pupils at four different schools across the county.
The players joined in with sport sessions, spent time with the children and shared personal stories about their athletic and academic experiences.
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 clubs 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.
“There are few sporting organisations that can deliver the scale of innovative and groundbreaking activity we do via our network of Clubs across so many important areas, including inclusion, charitable causes, community engagement, education or health.”
With 72 member clubs across three divisions, the EFL is the world’s original league football competition. It is the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy, as well as reserve and youth football.
The EFL, EFL Trust and member clubs are at the heart of communities across the country, providing shared experiences for all and using the power of sport to improve lives.