Brentford’s players have been inspiring the next generation of sports reporters by taking part in a journalism masterclass with local youngsters.
Yoann Barbet, Moses Odubajo, Emiliano Marcondes and Tom Field joined more than 60 pupils from Heston Primary School to participate in the initiative as part of the EFL’s Day of Action.
The annual event sees all 72 Football League clubs come together to highlight the work undertaken in order to tackle some of society’s biggest issues.
The journalism project, run in partnership with the Fearless Foundation and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, supports local children with their creative potential.
Both organisations aim to highlight the legacy of former Daily Star chief football writer Danny Fullbrook, who died from cancer at the age of 40, by providing youngsters with expert training from leading professionals.
Earlier in the day there was also an exclusive Sky Sports News press conference with the EFL’s Shaun Harvey as well as other community events taking place elsewhere.
These included Neal Maupay and Julian Jeanvier taking part in grassroots football coaching in Southall while Assistant Coach Brian Riemer and Strength and Conditioning coach Tom Perryman helped run a fitness session for Brentford fans.
On the EFL’s Day of Action, Chief Executive Shaun Harvey said: “This highlights the special role clubs play in enhancing the lives of millions of people around the country.
“The scale of ground-breaking projects across our network of clubs continues to grow year-on-year and their delivery is integral to our aims of improving lives in a range of areas including inclusion, homelessness, education and health.”