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EFL Week Of Action: Bluebirds Working In Partnership With Volunteer Zambia Foundation

18 January 2023

As part of the EFL Week of Action, we are partnering with Volunteer Zambia to collect used sports equipment for the betterment of communities in Africa.

Volunteer Zambia is a unique international sport programme run by the Wallace Group – a collaboration between leading UK ‘sport’ universities – to primarily support and work with the leading Zambian sports NGO, Sport in Action.

We will have a collection point in the Club Reception on Saturday prior to Barrow v Salford City. Collections will be welcome for: footballs, boots, strips, training kit, cones, whistles, bibs etc.

Shining a light on the impact EFL Clubs have, today marks the start of the EFL Week of Action campaign, taking place from 16 – 20 January.

Launched in 2017, the Week of Action sees Clubs and CCOs from across the EFL’s three divisions showcase some of the most impactful community projects with managers and players joining participants across the country.  

Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL, said: “This report provides substantial evidence that our Clubs continue to be at the heart of their communities, bringing life-changing opportunities that leave a lasting impact.

"The need for EFL Clubs to continue as catalysts for social change remains, with an increasing scale of Club community work delivered since 2019. Financial sustainability for EFL Clubs is key to enabling them to continue as a force for good in their communities.” 


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