Fleetwood Town were in the community celebrating the fifth annual EFL Day of Action, with activities with the local community planned throughout the day, linking everyone from the first-team, to the Under-18s, and the supporters – here’s what they got up to!
Throughout the Day of Action, Club players and managers join participants in a range of community activities including food bank deliveries, projects to challenge loneliness and mental health, backing programmes for refugees and asylum seekers, initiatives for children living in poverty, and disability sports sessions.
The young Cods began the day by bringing in food from the morning’s delivery and placed it in the correct areas for the staff to sort out. The group was then split into two teams- first years and Under-16s. As well as this, they packaged up portions of rice and pasta to hand out to those in need. The lads did great and thoroughly enjoyed it, helping out in a brilliant cause.
Another way Town celebrated the occasion was when Wes Burns, Alex Cairns, James Hill and Harrison Holgate contacted and had conversations with supporters, showing their appreciation for the support they have been given by them over their time at the club.
Wes caught up with ex-Town player, Malcolm Clegg, discussing the change of the game in the different eras and how they have coped with the lockdown. Harrison contacted Roy who has said he was his favourite player was amazed when the Town defender contacted him talking about everything from family to their mutual connection in both being Yorkshiremen.
James had a very enthusiastic fan on one of his calls as Beryl, who was so excited that James could hardly get a word in! Cairns was involved in a lengthy chat which resulted in over an hour with supporters Bert and Mike who both said he was their favourite player. The chat covered how they first came about following the club and gave their thoughts on the squads from over the years.
Overall, it was a brilliant day that further helped link the Club with the local community, and its something we would like to build on in the near future – well done to all involved!