Launched in March and continuing through to November, the Tull100 project is using the story of Walter Tull to inspire a series of inclusion projects at football Clubs and community organisations around the country.
Walter Tull was one of the first black heritage professional footballers and in 1917 he became the first black heritage Infantry Officer in the British Army.
Having started his football career playing for Clapton and Tottenham Hotspur, Walter Tull went on to make his name in the professional game at Northampton Town where he made over 100 appearances for the Cobblers before the outbreak of war in 1914.
Tull was killed in action while leading his men on the Western Front on 25th March 1918, his body was never recovered. A century on from his death, the project was launched with the aim to inspire others through his memory.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Big Ideas, the EFL encouraged clubs, community trusts and fans alike to take part in the Tull 100 project to undertake initiatives which promote inclusion in the community.
The initiative will offer small scale funding to organisations including local community groups, schools and football teams, amongst others, and the EFL is backing Tull 100 in order to spread the “no barriers” project message across the country.