We are excited to announce that Northampton Town FC Community Trust is now an official member of the European Football for Development Network (EFDN).
EFDN consists of professional football clubs who are committed to their communities and social responsibilities and have the passion to cooperate and engage on a European level. This collaboration creates a network for knowledge sharing in order to develop a diversity of training methods that will directly benefit local social responsibility and community programmes. The goal of EFDN is to support the efforts of its members to broaden their impact and ability to use the power of football for positive change in collaboration with other European Football clubs.
All EFDN members are united in the belief that football has the power to change lives – it can improve health and well-being outcomes, promote social inclusion and aid in tackling issues such as racism, youth employability skills and school attendance. Football-based programmes can help to create positive community role models and provide a unique platform to inspire and unite people both within their local communities and as part of the larger European family.
The Network consists of more than 50 clubs from across Europe, who benefit from EFDN’s strategic partnership with Football Against Racism Europe (FARE), Centre for Access on Football (CAFE), the Social Football Club Alliance, European Healthy Stadia Network, ECA and UEFA Foundation for Children.
The goal of Northampton Town FC Community Trust, together with other Network members, is to share knowledge and experiences on a European level to enhance the quality and efficiency of national and local football for development initiatives. This is achieved through European exchange programmes for staff, volunteers and participants, international conferences to share best practices, the EFDN Online Learning Platform and the development of European community programmes for the member clubs.
We look forward to being part of the European movement of football for development.