Off The Streets FC

Shrewsbury Town use EFL Day of Action to launch new homeless initiative.

Off The Streets FC will give homeless people in Shropshire a chance to play football, access mental health services, and eventually, get back to work.

With the optics of football funneled through the lavish, moneyed Premier League, it’s easy to forget that there are 71 clubs in total in the English Football League, of all different sizes across England and Wales. This week, the EFL Day of Action highlighted the impact these clubs are having in their community.

Shrewsbury Town used the day to launch their Off The Streets FC programme in partnership with local homeless day centre The Shrewsbury Ark. The initiative will provide space for those supported by the Ark to come and play football, in a bid to highlight the growing problem of homelessness across Shropshire.

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