Sport can be emotionally uplifting and contributes significantly to a sense of togetherness and wellbeing.

 Aiming to promote sport and physical activity across Europe, the overarching theme remains #BeActive and should encourage everyone to be active during the Week but also stay active all year long, regardless of age, background, gender or ability.

 With sports participation a core focus of the EFL Trust, EFL clubs up and down the country will continue their work in providing sporting opportunities for people of all ages and ability through European Week of Sport, and throughout the year via their own community trust schemes.

 Using the power of sport to make a difference to people’s livesthe EFL’s 72 Trusts engage with over 1.5 million people in sports participation projects each year. Millwall Community Trust engaged with over 4000 people last week through football and other sports participation programmes such as schools, soccer schools, social inclusion, girls only, disability and older people activities.

 The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) is supporting the 2016 EWoS campaign and as an official EWoS Partner, the European Leagues will contribute to raising awareness of the initiatives and help share the key messages that sport not only provides many health benefits but can bring people together and positively contribute to our society. 

 Led by the European Commission, organisations are inviting sports clubs, schools, community groups and individuals to get involved and promote sporting events and activities in their communities using #BeActive.

 Millwall Community Trust were excited to be actively participating and supporting the European Week of Sport campaign again in 2016 and with the help of the EFL Trust through a variety of programmes,helped promote the key messages and encouraged all citizens to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.