A number of our players and management took part in activities this week as part of the 2023 EFL Week of Action, highlighting the work done by EFL clubs in their communities.
On Monday evening the week kicked off at Weetabix Wildcats, where girls aged 5-11 enjoyed their football at Goals, Cheam and were joined by Tope Fadahunsi, Aaron Pierre and Matt Ridley.
Wednesday morning saw a good turnout on a cold morning for walking football, and after a session at Goals the players came to the VBS for lunch and a ground tour, and were joined by Matt Ketbey and Roman Charles-Cook.
On Thursday evening manager Matt Gray was on hand for a joint training session for our Under 15 and Under 16 girls' teams at Sutton High School.
About sixty children from Cheam Fields Primary School were given a tour of the VBS on Friday and afterwards had a question and answer session (main picture) with Luke Gambin, Louis John, Rob Milsom and Donovan Wilson, supervised by Bobby Childs, before lining up to get the players' autographs
These events would not be possible without the efforts of all our coaches, who give up their time throughout the week to make the sessions happen, and to whom we are very grateful.
With the week of action highlighting the work EFL clubs do in the community, this is a good time to congratulate our own Steve King, who is one of three nominees on the shortlist for the London Sports Awards 2023 Volunteer of the Year in recognition of his work in providing life-changing football opportunities for disabled footballers and recently spearheading the development of a new pan disability Friendship League. The awards will be presented in March at London's Guildhall.