EFL Week of Action
Plymouth Argyle FC are proud to support the EFL Week of Action, celebrating the invaluable work of the EFL’s 72 Clubs in their local community.
From 4-8 April, the English Football League (EFL) will launch its first ever Week of Action.
All 72 Clubs and Club Community Organisations will showcase activity with EFL players and managers joining participants from across England and Wales.
Argyle Community Trust will be celebrating the wonderful partnership with Mencap, the UK charity for people with a learning disability. The Trust are proud to be the delivery partner for the Mencap All Move project in Plymouth and Devon, giving children aged 11 to 16 with a learning disability the opportunity to experience sports and physical activities they normally might not have access to.
As part of the EFL Week of Action, we will welcome 30 participants from Brook Green Centre for Learning, and Mill Ford School, to Home Park on Thursday, 7 April for a special stadium tour and to watch the first team train at Harper’s Park.
Argyle Community Trust Inclusion Officer Alice Young said: “We are delighted to be the delivery partner for the All Move project.
“We have a long and proud history of delivering disability sessions for our communities and we are proud to have partnered with the wonderful team at Mencap to give children with learning difficulties opportunities to experience activities they may not normally have access to.”
Chris Ballett, Project Manager for All Move, adds: "We're really pleased to be working with the Argyle Community Trust on the All Move programme, part of Mencap's wider work across England and Wales.
“Since launching at the start of the 2019/20 academic year, over 1,400 young people in schools and other youth settings have accumulated more than 21,000 hours of a variety of sport and physical activity.
“Working in partnership with a fantastic organisation like Argyle has helped increase the quantity and quality of delivery and it's great to see the incredible impact the programme is having in Plymouth."
Using the power of football, EFL Clubs and Club Community Organisations (CCOs) collectively invest over £59m in their communities every year, engaging with some of the most vulnerable members of society.
In 2021, EFL Clubs and CCOs were recognised at both the Leaders Sports Awards and Sports Business Awards for the important and unique role they played in supporting their local communities during the pandemic.
Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL, said: “EFL Clubs are embedded in the towns and cities from which they take their name, and this bond is strengthened by the life changing initiatives they run across England and Wales every single day. The EFL Week of Action is an opportunity for us to celebrate this invaluable work and demonstrate the remarkable difference clubs have on their communities away from the pitch.”
Liam Scully, Chair of the EFL Trust, said: “Clubs’ work in their communities happens on a huge scale day in day out and directly aligns with priorities for the people in our communities both locally and on a national scale.
“The hours that are committed by our Club and Community Organisation teams and volunteers demonstrates an unwavering commitment to improving lives up and down the country and building stronger, healthier more active communities.”