Community Trust & 'Gas Girls' win EFL Community Awards
Bristol Rovers have today been recognised as the South West and Wales regional winners of the 'Your Move Community Club of the Year', as part of the EFL’s Day of Action.
During the pandemic Bristol Rovers have provided critical support to the communities they serve, from delivering important food parcels to those most at risk, to helping people who are isolated and suffering from loneliness.
The judges were impressed with Bristol Rovers’ focus on providing opportunities for women and girls to develop skills and confidence in the sport. Bristol Rovers Women’s ‘Gas Girls’, aim to break down barriers to female participation. And the involvement of many of the ‘Gas Girls’ in their ‘Tackling Loneliness’ project showed how the community has come together this year, changing individuals lives with the support provided.
Bristol Rovers Community Trust CEO, Adam Tutton, said "I'm absolutely delighted to announce that Bristol Rovers have won the the 'Your Move Community Club of the Year' in the South West and Wales region.
'The award is in recognition of the work that we've done over the last year and particularly the 'Gas Girls' project, which has been hugely successful. Many of our players have volunteered their time to help those in need and they really have been at the heart of our community this year."