Everton in the Community’s health and wellbeing manager Johnnie Garside recently attended Euroleague Basketball’s One Team annual workshop in Barcelona to share ideas and best practise on how to support local communities.
Johnnie was joined at the ninth annual event by representatives from the 42 clubs in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and 7DAYS EuroCup as they came together to discuss how to deliver a unified programme of social action all over the continent, helping thousands of vulnerable people every year.
The workshop provided Everton in the Community, the clubs and Euroleague executives the opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past and begin to prepare an even more effective plan for the 2019/20 season, before Johnnie took to the stage as an invited guest speaker to share valuable insights into his role at Everton in the Community.
He spoke to the room about the shared value generated through Everton in the Community from both Everton Football Club and the wider community, and also profiled the groundbreaking health and wellbeing work delivered by the charity across Merseyside and beyond.
Johnnie’s presentation was brought to an end with an insight into the forthcoming plans for The People’s Place and the future plans of the Goodison Park Legacy project.
Reflecting upon his time at the One Team workshop, Johnnie said: “Everton in the Community pride themselves on impacting communities whether they be local within Merseyside or further afield in this case.
"The opportunity to share our work across a European platform was one we were honoured to take up and we hope it can help the One Team initiative achieve its ambitious aims.”
Also on the busy agenda were the annual One Team Awards, which highlight the best work carried out by clubs over the last 12 months.
Since its founding in 2012, the One Team program has already helped more than 19,000 participants through its various team-focused projects.
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