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Your Move supporting local communities with the help of the English Football League

Posted 24/01/2022 by Your Move
EFL and Your Move

As we celebrate the announcement that Your Move is to remain an Official Supporter of the English Football League (EFL), as well as its Official Communities Supporter, we’re taking the time to reflect on the great opportunities the relationship has brought to our local teams and the communities in which they operate.

The relationship with the EFL, which began three years ago, has already seen Your Move benefit from widespread promotion of its services through EFL Clubs and websites as well as high profile events such as the Carabao Cup and Wembley Finals, but also, importantly, our local teams and communities have benefited too.

Last year, for example, as part of our role as EFL’s Official Communities Supporter, there was sponsorship of the Your Move EFL Community Club of the Year Award, which recognised EFL Club Community Organisations (CCOs) for their support of local communities, particularly during the Covid crisis. In addition there was also the exciting launch of our Your Club Your Kit competition which, in itself, attracted 2,800 entries.

This offered the chance for school teams or grassroots teams, of all ages and abilities, to win a football kit with a total of 135 kits presented by Your Move local teams - including those in Scotland.  It proved hugely successful with many of the winning teams benefiting from increased exposure at local level and even the chance to take part in an exclusive EFL trophy tour. The response was amazing.

Eltham Palace FC

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Members of Eltham Palace FC in thier new kit 

“We were delighted to win the Your Move competition. Clearly, as a new team, our funds are stretched so we really value any support of this kind and seeing the team look so professional as they head out to play their first matches together is a real bonus. I’m pleased we entered the competition and look forward to building even closer links with the Your Move team in the future.”  Kevin, Team Manager

Discoveries Devon FC

Team members from Discoveries Devon FC with Lettings Valuation Manager, Laura Hopkinson-Cross, from the Your Move branch in Newton Abbot.

 “This has been perfect timing for us. We were in desperate need of a new kit for this team yet, understanding the difficulties that many have faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’d already resigned ourselves to the fact that we’d have to rely on ‘hand me downs’ again this year. The arrival of the kit from Your Move couldn’t have come at a better time and the team have been so excited to receive them.” Claire Richardson from Discoveries Devon FC.

The EFL Trophy Tours also proved exciting ... 

Your Move’s Your Club Your Kit winners in Sunderland – who also benefited from a Trophy Tour attended by former Sunderland player,Grant Leadbitter 

Bentley Village Football Club were delighted to play host to some of England’s oldest and most prestigious football trophies - along with representatives from Your Move's team in Doncaser. 

And our winners are continuing to benefit from their association with us ...

And, for those local teams who won a kit, we’ll also be offering them widespread additional opportunities this year; including the chance to win tickets to the Carabao Cup Final. It remains part of our focus to build and maintain links with local communities – and something we hope will develop and flourish in the months ahead and as new competition winners are announced. We simply can’t wait to bring further news and information about our involvement with the EFL – and our local communities – in the months ahead and urge you to look out for details on our blogs.

If you are interested to find out more about the Your Club Your Kit competition this year, simply look out for details which will appear on our website soon. 

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