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STFC Community Foundation’s Extra Timers Celebrate the EFL Day of Action with Special Guests


Posted Mar 10, 2020 in Events

Tuesday 10th March was the EFL’s Day of Action, together with the other 70 clubs of the EFL, Swindon Town FC Community Foundation worked to highlight the positive impact football has in changing people’s lives and the work taking place to tackle some of society’s biggest issues.

STFC Community Foundation celebrated the day with a rainy game of Walking Football out on Foundation Park, before coming in where they were joined by captain Dion Conroy, and club legend John Trollope for a Q+A session.

The Extra Time group has been running for over ten years, and welcomes anyone over 50 years old, with a men’s group on a Tuesday morning, and a ladies’ group on a Thursday. 

Age UK estimates that by 2026 there will be over 2 million people over 50 in England who will often feel significantly lonely, this has a dramatic impact on their well-being and the quality of their lives. The Foundation’s Extra Time programme aims to use the power and position of Swindon Town FC to help combat this, organising different sports and activities, such as walking football, badminton, and water polo, as well as social activities, in order to promote positive physical and mental health in their participant’s later years.

Across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two, events were held by Clubs on the EFL Day of Action to showcase the very best programmes and activity they deliver in a number of important areas, including diversity and inclusion, education, and health and wellbeing.

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