Wolves Community Trust are one of 72 EFL Clubs today highlighting and showcasing their work for the EFL’s Community Day of Action.
More than one million people are now participating in football-led community programmes and activities every season, having a major impact in towns and cities nationwide.
EFL Clubs use the power of football to have a positive effect on thousands of people’s lives in the UK every day, helping participants to improve their lives with programmes focused on health and wellbeing, education, community outreach and much more.
The EFL’s Community Day of Action presents a unique - and brand new - opportunity for all EFL clubs to simultaneously raise awareness of the impact they are having by creating a national platform to highlight the community work that happens across 72 towns and cities, 365 days a year, seven days a week.
Approximately £50million is being invested every season by the EFL Trust and Club Community Trusts into key areas, using the power of football to help people in need across sport, education, health and community engagement programmes.
The work is having a significant impact in communities up and down the country.
Wolves Community Trust is the official registered charity of Wolves, and supports local, national and international communities through a wide variety of projects delivered by more than 100 dedicated staff and volunteers.
Over 20,000 local people benefitted from WCT activities during 2016, whilst other projects spread as far afield as Germany, Cyprus and China.
Some 2016 highlights from Wolves Community Trust across the different areas are as follows:
· An average of 200 individual sports sessions were delivered in Wolverhampton every week.
· 161,747 sport contacts with children and young people, enough to fill Molineux more than five times.
· 876 hours of diabetes education was delivered to people living with Type 2 diabetes to help with self management.
· 36 qualifications were gained by young people through the Kicks inclusion project, for which WCT works with West Midlands Police, Wolverhampton Homes and the Premier League.
· 152 charities were supported by donations.
Many of these initiatives were highlighted at the annual Wolves Community Trust focus fixture, against Rotherham in March.
Check out the WCT Twitter account today - @wolvescomtrust – for more details of their work.
Two of the projects which have benefitted will be pitchside at half time of tonight’s fixture with Huddersfield at Molineux, whilst the WCT Player of the Year will also be revealed before the game.
Wolves Community Trust would like to thank all the club’s supporters and the residents of Wolverhampton for their ongoing support.