This week, the EFL will launch its first ever Week of Action and AFC Bournemouth will be playing their part along with the other 71 clubs.
The Community Sports Trust will showcase plenty of activity throughout the week, highlighting girls and women’s football at the club.
Using the power of football, EFL clubs invest over £59m in their communities every year, engaging with some of the most vulnerable members of society.
In 2021, EFL clubs and their community teams 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, also commented: “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.”