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18 January 2023

Bradford City AFC yesterday celebrated the EFL’s annual Week of Action with an enriching Peer Action Collective session run by Bradford City Community Foundation - at the University of Bradford Stadium’s City Hub.

The afternoon, which saw Mark Hughes and Abo Eisa appear, included a workshop on the dangers of gun and knife crime for pupils at Peel Park Primary School, after they had asked the City manager and forward press conference-style questions prior.

It came as part of the annual EFL central community campaign, which aims to showcase and demonstrate the vital work of all 72 clubs and their community organisations across the country.

City’s work follows the launch of an EFL report to kickstart the week, measuring the impact of EFL clubs in the community. This can be read by CLICKING HERE.

Some of yesterday’s events at City Hub can be watched in the video below.

Hughes said: “Abo and I had a very enjoyable day at Valley Parade, spending time with the local schoolchildren and celebrating the EFL Week of Action.

“It is vitally important that the community work done at EFL clubs is recognised and supported by everyone.

“The community schemes in Bradford and other clubs I have been at do fantastic jobs, and it is huge for us to have that connection with the community we are involved in.

“Our Community Foundation does some great work - which we saw first hand yesterday - and deserves the support of all of us.”

Eisa added: “It was a really good afternoon. To be able to spend a couple of hours with the children and answer their questions was enjoyable.

“Seeing the important work that the club is doing in the community for these young people is really encouraging.

“As a club, we have a responsibility to do all we can to help aid the development of people in the city, and to play a part in that is a good feeling.”

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