‘Extra Time Hubs’ is a national project from the EFL Trust and will initially be delivered by 12 EFL Clubs including Derby County Community Trust! The Hubs will harness the power of football clubs in the local communities to bring people together aged 55 and over.

The scheme aims to make a positive difference to the lives of retired and semi-retired people and for them to find out about the range of activities on offer in their free time as well as give them the chance to meet and spend time with other like-minded people from the area.

Quizzes, games, arts and crafts, music, singing, table tennis, films, talks, walks or just sitting and having a chat over a cup of tea – it is your choice!

The Extra Time Hub will be hosted at The Yard located at Pride Park Stadium on a fortnightly basis and will be open to people aged 55 or older. These sessions will commence on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 and will take place between 10.00am and 12.00pm with just £3 to pay for unlimited tea and coffee.

Extra Time Hubs has been made possible with thanks to National Lottery funding from Sport England and we aim to bring together retired and semi-retired people to have a positive effect on the range of activities available to them in their free time and the opportunity to meet and spend time with like-minded people from the area and to prove that you’re never too old learn to do the things you’ve always wanted to do.

Mike Evans, EFL Trust Director of Operations said: “With the support of Sport England’s Active Ageing fund from the National Lottery, we will use the power of our football club badges will bring people together in a comfortable, familiar environment and allow them to shape their future path to improved health and well-being.”

Simon Carnall, Head of Community, said: “The Extra Time Hub sessions will be extremely beneficial to the retired and semi-retired community in Derby. We’re aiming to create a safe and friendly environment where they can meet like-minded people, enjoy a variety of activities and find out about opportunities across the Trust.”

For information on Extra Time Hub, please email Luke at luke[email protected].

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