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A coveted EFL award for the Dons

Recognition for the work of our Foundation and DLAG

4 April 2022

We are delighted to announce that AFC Wimbledon has been named as a regional winner for the EFL Community Club of the season.

Announced as part of the EFL’s first ever Week of Action, six regional winners were revealed earlier today, showcasing the remarkable work in the community of our Foundation and the Dons Local Action Group.

Chosen as the Your Move Community Club of the Season for London, an announcement from the EFL said: “AFC Wimbledon’s significant volunteering numbers and scale of impact in the community made it a clear winner in this category with 850 local people volunteering on its projects over the last year.”

The winners will receive their awards at a special event hosted at the House of Commons on 19 April alongside project participants, staff and volunteers from each Club Community Organisation (CCO).

The overall winner for each category will be announced live at the EFL Awards, 24 April 2022.

Each of the Clubs have made a significant difference to the lives of people living in their local areas, through projects designed to tackle societal issues such as loneliness, food poverty and education, amongst others.

All 72 EFL Clubs, through their CCOs deliver a wide range of projects 365 day per year focusing on improving health and wellbeing, raising aspirations, realising potential and building stronger, more cohesive communities. Using the appeal of football, EFL Clubs collectively invest over £59m in their communities annually. 

Established in 2006, the EFL Awards is an annual gala event which celebrates excellence both on and off the pitch.


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