Recap of the #MoreThanFootball Action Weeks 2024!

29 April 2024

Recap of the #MoreThanFootball Action Weeks 2024!

Once again, the #MoreThanFootball Action Weeks are over! In the 2024 edition of the yearly EFDN campaign, around 100 clubs joined us and shared in many different ways why and how they are #MoreThanFootball.  We want to thank each and every organisation that took part in this year’s edition for showing that this campaign has no limitations and that they are More Than Football.

The #Morethanfootball Action Weeks is a global campaign for the European football community to showcase the impact of their community and social responsibility activities and programmes. Initiated by the European Football for Development Network, the campaign provides the wider European football family with a platform to inform and engage with fans and stakeholders on their Community and Social Responsibility activities and raise awareness of the transformative role European club football can play in changing peoples’ lives for the better.

Let’s take a look at what different organisations have been doing during the action days and the whole campaign.

18.03 – Launch of the campaign

21.03 – Action Day – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

24.03 – Special Champions League players doing the kick off in the S.D. Huesca game

During the game of S.D. Huesca against Burgos on the 10th of April, some players from the Special Champions League team, wearing #MoreThanFootball shirts, joined the first team before the game and two of them even did the kick off.

29.03 – Action Day – Refugees and Social Inclusion

06.04 – Action Day – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

07.04 – Action day – World Health day

11.04 – Action Day – Gender Equality Day

16.04 – Action Day – Accessibility Day

22.04 – Action Day – Earth day – Sustainability and Climate Change

23.04 – Action day – Football and Education

More Than Football Ambassadors

In addition to the action days, we also had the pleasure to have numerous ambassadors from different clubs, such as Fundação Benfica, KF Vllaznia and Neftçi PFC.

More Than Football Award 2024 (EFDN Members only)

Which EFDN member will succeed last year’s winners Fundacja Legii of Legia Warsaw and win the More Than Football Award in 2024?

The More Than Football Award honours the best social initiatives run by a club, league or FA in the EFDN network. Fellow Network members vote at the annual November EFDN Conference, with the winners announced during the Gala Dinner.

Winners do not just receive the accolades of their peers and a very nice trophy, you also win a complete Mini-Pitch System sponsored by Musco Lighting. These pitches can be built in a location of your choosing, allowing you to have even more impact and deliver MoreThanFootball to your communities.  

Register for the award, promote your project and win the prestigious More than Football Award!

More Than Football Award 2024 Schedule

18.03.2024 – Start of the application period (EFDN members only)

03.05.2024 – Deadline for the More Than Football Award application

24.06.2024 – Announcement Long List More Than Football Award

16.09.2024 – Announcement 4 shortlisted organisation

12.11.2024 – More Than Football Award Ceremony during 22nd EFDN Conference

We would like to again thank everyone who has been involved in the biggest football movement around the world and encourage those who have not participated to show that they too are #Morethanfootball.

All of this year’s participants can be seen here.