Pompey’s ‘ReFit’ project, will today be announced as an inaugural winner of the Community Project of the Year Award for League One at the Houses of Parliament.
Introduced for the first time in 2020, the award will recognise an EFL club from each division for their outstanding work in delivering a positive impact on areas such as across areas including health and wellbeing, education, and diversity and inclusion.
And the Blues have successful for their ‘ReFit’ initiative because of the sport and education opportunities it provides to allow vulnerable adults in the city to improve their lives, skills and qualifications.
ReFit is delivered by Pompey in the Community in partnership with the Society of St James, offering free daily activities to those affected by complex issues involving drugs and alcohol misuse, mental health or homelessness.
The programme uses sporting activities alongside education to promote a healthier way of living and provide participants with relevant skills and qualifications to improve their lives. In its first two years, the project has impacted over 600 participants.
Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s Crime Reduction Project and Cambridge United’s ‘Mind Your Head’ project impressed the judges to receive the award in the Championship and League Two respectively.
These worthy winners give an indication of the variety of outstanding work being delivered by CCOs in EFL communities across England and Wales.
The clubs will receive their awards at the House of Commons today, while the overall winner of the 2020 Community Project of the Year will be announced at the EFL Awards on Sunday, April 19.