EFL Week of Action celebrates Club's impact in the community
Monday 16th – Friday 20th January marked the EFL’s second ever Week of Action with all 72 Clubs and Community Club Organisations showcasing activity with EFL players and managers joining participants.
Cardiff City FC Men’s and Women’s First Team and Academy players have been out in our local communities attending activities led by Cardiff City FC Community Foundation including:
- Sheyi Ojo and Jaden Philogene met with participants at the charity’s secondary education project – an initiative that supports young people get their education back on track.
- Ollie Denham learned more about the Foundation’s post-16 education offer Future Pathways – programmes that provide young people aged 16-18 with the opportunity to study a BTEC in sport.
- U21 duo Cian Ashford and Caleb Hughes visited a community football session in Llanedeyrn as part of the Kicks project – using the power of football to build stronger communities.
- Cardiff City FC Women’s Phoebie Poole and Seren Watkins surprised participants at our Bluebirds Ability session – a disability football project that encourages young people with a disability to stay physically and mentally active, improve social interaction and develop self-confidence.
Using the appeal of Cardiff City FC to change lives, the Cardiff City FC Community Foundation invested over £1.4 million into local communities in 2022.
More than 14,000 people engaged with education, wellbeing and community safety activities provided by the Cardiff City Foundation.
Foundation Director, Gavin Hawkey, said: “Football inspires hope, passion, and a sense of belonging. Using football as an engagement tool we provide opportunities for thousands of people each year.
"The EFL Week of Action is an opportunity for us to celebrate this invaluable work and demonstrate the difference we make to Cardiff City communities.”