Tranmere Rovers supported the EFL’s Day of Action on Tuesday by hosting a number of different activities at the Club.
TRFC came together with the other 71 EFL Clubs of the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two to highlight the positive impact that the power of football has in changing people’s lives.
The day also provided a platform to showcase the great work that Tranmere Rovers In the Community (TRIC) do to support local Wirral residents.
TRIC’s EFL Day of Action began with students from Wirral Met College coming to Prenton Park as part of their employment week, where they learned about the different job roles at the Club and also had a tour of the ground.
A women’s walking football session then took place in the Recreation Centre, with TRFC one of the first EFL Club’s to provide a session of its kind.
The Club then welcomed participants of their social inclusion football programme, while TRIC also provided a Unified Kicks session.
Six local Wirral charities that help people who suffer from drug and alcohol misuse, Wirral Ways to Recovery, Spider Project, Wirral Ark, Tameside, YMCA Wirral and DownMac competed in the social inclusion tournament.
Tranmere Rovers Youth Team also payed the tournament a visit to show their support for EFL Day of Action.
DownMac, who were the competition winners, also sponsored the tournament and provided medals and trophies – which was aimed at bringing people together through the power of football.
Unified Kicks is a session put on by TRIC on a weekly basis which is bringing people together of all abilities to play football on a level playing field.
Tranmere Rovers Community Development Officer, Steve Williams, discussed the positive impact that TRIC’s work has had on the local area.
Williams said: “It is really important. We do all sorts of activities on EFL Day of Action.
“We’ve had a group in from the local college doing an industry week, so we’ve spoke about the various jobs that we do at the Football Club.
“We have done a disability session and we have had a session for men in isolation with a football competition with ten teams in it which went really well, as well as a ladies football session.
“We’re trying to involve the whole community to make sure everyone knows what we’re up to as a Football Club.
“We’ve been doing it for over 30-years now. We’re quite well known in the local area for the work we do, but we do try and include the whole community from young children right through to our 85-year-old that plays walking football.”
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