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EFL Week Of Action At Barrow

25 January 2023

Last week saw the EFL Week of Action take place again, with all 72 member clubs getting involved to better their communities. Barrow were no exception!

Launched in 2017, the EFL 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.

Volunteer Zambia
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.

The Club hosted a collection point for: footballs, boots, strips, training kit, cones, whistles, bibs etc.

The Project Zambia volunteers drove away with a vehicle full of equipment that will go to great use for their charity mission.

Adam Temple Coaching Session
Bluebirds assistant manager Adam Temple hosted a coaching session for a group of local kids at the SO Legal Stadium on Friday afternoon and was something the Barrow number two was really happy with.

"It was great to give the local community a taste of a session with a professional EFL coaching team," said Temple.

"It gave the kids a little flavour of what life is like as a Barrow player.

"[Pete Wild] said at the start of the season he wanted the staff and players to be front facing to the community, and I hope this session has done that and had a positive impact."

Programme Cover Competition
The Club hosted a competition for local schoolkids to design the front cover for Saturday's match. Poppy, aged 6 won the contest and had her design showcased.

She has also won a mascot experience and will get to walk out of the tunnel with one of the Barrow XI!

School Visit
Josh Gordon & Billy Waters visited Our Lady of the Rosary in Dalton to share their footballing experiences and life/career advice with the pupils.

They fielded questions from the youngsters, and Billy Waters even demonstrated his musical skills!

Employee Rewards
We asked our Club Partners to nominate those who truly make a difference in the community, and as a reward, those chosen recieved tickets to a Bluebirds home game, along with other goodies.


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