EFL Club Community representatives from across the country have come together at St George’s Park for the EFL Trust’s National two-day conference between Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 September.
In the 10th anniversary of the EFL Trust, the conference is an opportunity to reflect on the excellent work of EFL Clubs in their communities as well as helping to inspire community staff as they plan their next schemes in their local areas.
EFL Trust Chairman John Nixon opened proceedings before handing over to EFL Trust Director of Operations Mike Evans and EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey, who both spoke about the important part that EFL Clubs play in delivering life-changing community projects, with EFL Clubs reaching one million people every year and investing in a collective £67 million in initiatives.
Clubs will also hear from a range of speakers as well as being involved in workshops throughout the two days.
Hardip Begol, a Director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and a strong advocate at the heart of Government about the power of sport, will address Clubs about integration whilst Mind CEO Paul Farmer will address attendees as the EFL begin a ground-breaking new charity partnership this season.
The Founder of parkrun, Paul Sinton-Hewitt will also take to the stage. Paul started a 5k run in his local park and from that small acorn he created the world wide phenomenon that is parkrun, which now takes place in 1,500 locations around the World with over 2.3 million participants.
The 2018 Checkatrade Community Club of the Year, Derby County, will also reflect on a successful year and share some of the innovative and impactful work they have delivered.