MORE THAN FOOTBALL AWARD NOMINEE – MIDDLESBROUGH FC FOUNDATION
EFDN is presenting the candidates for the More than Football Award. From an array of high-quality submissions for the award, MFC Foundation’s Walk the Talk has been selected for the initial 10 projects longlist.
The goal of the More than Football Award is to honour the best social initiatives in Europe delivered by a European club, league or FA by celebrating the work they do on and off-pitch on local, national and international levels. The winner receives not only recognition for having implemented the most innovative and impactful Community and Social Responsibility programme in European football, but also wins a complete branded Mini-Pitch System modular sports solution which will be developed in partnership between the winning organisation, EFDN and sponsor Musco Lighting.
The shortlist will be announced on the 29th of September. Shortlisted organisations will be invited to present at the 16th EFDN Conference in Breda, The Netherlands (9-10 November). EFDN members will decide on the winner by voting.
WALK AND TALK
How often do we find that simple things are often the most effective? According to the foundation, like many other projects, this one was birthed out of necessity – in order to foster inclusiveness and provide moral support within the larger community. Based in North Yorkshire, the social initiative allows inhabitants of the region to talk to someone if need be – someone they could trust and something constant for continuous support.
MFC’s commitment to the mental well-being of the larger community seeks to inspire confidence and hope among people, to gain confidence and better themselves by developing better communication skills and through social inclusion. It helps people believe in themselves and their abilities.
Mental health is the need of the hour, especially in terms of what we have witnessed in the last year and a half and MFC reaffirm their social commitment with this initiative.
MORE THAN FOOTBALL AWARD LONGLIST
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