22 Mar WWSET celebrate the English Football League (EFL) Community Day of Action.
WWSET celebrated the English Football League (EFL) Community Day of Action.
The Community Day of Action is designed to highlight and showcase the impact of the work in towns and cities nationwide by clubs and their charitable arms, with more than one million people now participating in football-led community programmes and activities every season.
On Tuesday afternoon Wycombe Wanderers welcomed a group of local pupils from Ash Hill Primary School to Adams Park to participate in a diversity and inclusion event led by WWSET’s Jay Hamon. Also in attendance to support Jay were two members of the WWFC Ex-players Association Keith Samuels and Vince Faulkner who took the children on a guided tour of the stadium and told tales of the club from days gone by.
Whilst here at the ground the children took part in discussions about the meaning of diversity and peoples acceptance levels with regards to diversity, before ending the session by filming videos about the workshop topic and their experience of their day
Jay Hamon – Premier League Primary Stars manager had this to say.
“We didn’t have anything like this when I was at school. To have a day where local kids can meet and engage with Ex-Players from the club and listen to their experiences is a great way to promote learning around an often sensitive subject. Fingers crossed days like today will help the young people who participated form inclusive views around diversity as they grow up, and reduce levels of anti-social behaviour due to differences in individuals”.
As the charitable arm of the football club, we have thoroughly enjoyed delivering the activities talked about throughout the week. The whole football club recognises that we have a responsibility to benefit our community as much as possible so delivering educational activities to local children ticks that box perfectly. Hopefully by reading this article and seeing the Kick It Out branding around the ground today will also raise awareness levels about discrimination amongst our fans, ensure that High Wycombe continues to be a welcoming place for everybody to spend time!