More than Football Award 2023 Application Deadline Approaching!
The More than Football Award honours 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.
REGISTER FOR THE AWARD, PROMOTE YOUR PROJECT, AND WIN THE PRESTIGIOUS MORE THAN FOOTBALL AWARD!
During the 18th EFDN Conference in Budapest, Northampton Town FC Community Trust’s “Tackling Loneliness” project was announced Winner of the #Morethanfootball Award 2022. Each year the club and community trust are proud to work with thousands of young people and adults to make a positive impact on people’s lives across Northamptonshire. Within just two days of the first lockdown, Northampton Town FC Community Trust developed a project set out to support older fans who may be at risk of loneliness or isolation brought about by COVID and government lockdowns.
The project has supported 1210 people aged 50+ to reduce feelings of loneliness and improve their mental health and well-being. The impact it has made is wide-reaching, the caste study video of Audrey outlines one of many stories of the impact they have made where the project has reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation, helped develop new friendships, and improve people’s mental health and well-being.
CRITERIA FOR THE MORE THAN FOOTBALL AWARD POWERED BY MUSCO LIGHTING
- The project needs to be promoted by the club, league or FA during the More than Football Action Weeks.
- The project needs to be delivered by the club, league or FA and cannot be an external initiative that is supported by the club, league or FA.
- The project must have a proven positive impact in the community.
- The project can be replicated by different-sized clubs, leagues and FAs in Europe.
- Clubs selected for the longlist should be able to announce where they want to install the Mini-Pitch and have approval here for of their local authorities
MORE THAN FOOTBALL AWARD SCHEDULE
30.04.2023 – Deadline for the More than Football Award application
19.06.2023 – Announcement Long list More than Football Award
11.09.2023 – Announcement 4 shortlisted organisations
14.11.2023 – More than Football Award Ceremony during 20th EFDN ‘Making Football Matter’ Conference in Athens, Greece.