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#BeActive: EFL club Trusts show support for European Week of Sport

16 September 2016

The EFL and EFL Trust pledged their support to the European Week of Sport over the past week, and a number of clubs and their Trusts also followed suit.

The European Week of Sport (EWoS) is an initiative backed by the European Commission to promote sport and physical activity, encouraging people from all over Europe to #BeActive.

This year marked the second edition of the European Week of Sport and, building on the success of the first edition, continued generating new activities, as well as building on successful ones.

Read more: EFL and EFL Trust support the European Week of Sport, encouraging people across Europe to #BeActive

Numerous EFL clubs and their Trusts backed the initiative, and we've picked out some of the highlights...

Fulham's Foundation delivered an impressive 58 after-school sport sessions during the week, and also hosted their first Walking Football festival and seminar.

It's European Week of Sport &these guys braved the heat for our Walking Football tourney

— Fulham FC Foundation (@FulhamFCFound) September 14, 2016

Also in the capital, Charlton Athletic supported the EWoS and first-team manager Russell Slade paid a visit to the Community Trust's post-16 Academy.

“It was a great pleasure speaking to the players on one of the Community Trust’s post-16 Academies," Slade said after the event.

“They seemed like hungry young footballers ready to learn and go far in the game. I’m very happy to support the scheme because I think it is really important that footballers get their formal education alongside an elite training programme.”

Read more: Russell Slade visits Community Trust's post-16 Academy

At Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park, the club's Sports & Education Trust were getting active with their fun fitness sessions, while their Street Soccer league starts again this weekend!

“It’s Back" –

— WycombeWanderers SET (@WW_SET) September 14, 2016

Get Active @Adams Park Fun fitness sessions. Come and join us every Wednesday!!

— WycombeWanderers SET (@WW_SET) September 14, 2016

Those examples are just a few activities clubs and their Trusts have been holding during the EWoS, with plenty more pledging their support...

NEWS: It's time to #BeActive as #BCCT supports the European Week of Sport.

— BCCT (@BCCommTrust) September 14, 2016

Argyle Community Trust taking part and getting behind the European Week of Sport

— PAFC Community Trust (@PAFCCommunityTr) September 14, 2016

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