EFL Community Day of Action

Tuesday 20th March is the EFL Community Day of Action and will see all 72 EFL Clubs demonstrate the positive impact football can have in changing people’s lives. Blackpool FC Community Trust are therefore excited to be a part of this and are teaming up with Fleetwood Town Community Trust to raise awareness for positive mental health. Ashley Hackett, Chief Executive at Blackpool FC Community Trust explains that “with the 2018 Community Day of Action date coinciding with International Day of Happiness, we felt this would be a good opportunity to talk about mental health and how the work we do in the community supports positive mental and physical health and wellbeing.” One such example is Blackpool FC Community Trust’s Get Set To Go programme, which uses football to overcome barriers for people who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. A mini-football game between Blackpool FC Community Trust’s Get Set To Go participants and Fleetwood Town Community Trust’s CSI recovery participants will take place at Stanley Park, Blackpool, 12.15pm, for EFL’s Community Day of Action. Matt Hilton, Director of Community and Education at Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust highlights the value of the event by adding “It’s great to showcase the partnership work of both Trusts ad well as the positive impact we both have on enriching the lives of residents on the Fylde coast through our inclusive sport, health and educational programmes, and we are all looking forward to the day’ Blackpool FC first team manager Gary Bowyer will be present as will Blackpool FC Community Trust CEO Ashley Hackett.