15 March 2018
Sunderland AFC will join clubs across the country to celebrate EFL’s Day of Action and demonstrate the positive impact football can have in changing young people’s lives.
On Tuesday 20 March all 72 EFL Clubs 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.
Managers and players from each club will be attending events up and down the country including projects that target mental health, disability and obesity.
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 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.
It is fantastic to see so many managers and players across England and Wales coming out in support of the excellent work being undertaken by their own Club right in the heart of their own community.
“There are few sporting organisations that can deliver the scale of innovative and ground breaking activity we do via our network of Clubs across so many important areas, including inclusion, charitable causes, community engagement, education or health.”
On Tuesday, Sunderland AFC and the club’s official charity Foundation of Light will showcase how the power of football can improve thousands of people’s lives in the North East every day.
Keep an eye on SAFC’s social media accounts as some special guests make a visit to a school in Sunderland!