EFDN Conference Programme

EFDN Conference Programme

The full programme of the 17th EFDN Conference has been confirmed and can be downloaded here!

Monday 9 May Goodison Park – EFDN League & FA meeting

1.00 pm: Welcome
1.10 pm: EFDN More than Football Networks
1.30 pm: Premier League
2.00 pm: UEFA
2.30 pm: FUNDACIÓN LaLiga
3.00 pm: League & FA Roundtable
4.00 pm: Closing
5.00 pm: General Assembly EFDN
8.00 pm: EFDN Welcome dinner (Maritime Museum)

Tuesday 10 May Anfield Stadium

08.30 am: Doors open and networking sessions
09.00 am: Opening EFDN Conference
09.15 am: Presentation Liverpool FC Foundation
09.45 am: UEFA
10.15 am: Networking Roundtables
11.15 am: Network Coffee Break
11.30 am: Breakout Sessions 1

  1. Eintracht Frankfurt
  2. Changing Places International
  3. The Rugby Football League
  4. Aston Villa Foundation

12.15 am: Panel: #FootballforPeace with UNHCR, Scort Foundation and Shakhtar Social Foundation
12.45 pm: Lunch

Tuesday 10 May Goodison Park

02.30 pm: Welcome at Goodison
02.45 pm: Presentation Everton in the Community
03.15 pm: Breakout Sessions 2

  1. European Amputee Football Federation
  2. Celtic FC Foundation
  3. Bohemian FC
  4. EFDN Social Inclusion

04.00 pm: Coffee Break
04.15 pm: Breakout Sessions 3

  1. Greenock Morton
  2. Werder Bremen
  3. JOGG, Healthy youth healthy future
  4. Newcastle United Foundation

05.00 pm: Closing Day 1
05.30 pm: Pick-up from Blue Base
07.30 pm: EFDN Network Dinner (Isla Gladstone Liverpool)

Wednesday 11 May Anfield Stadium

09.30 am: Doors open
10.00 am: Opening Day 2
10.05 am: Roundtables
11.00 am: Networking Coffee Break
11.15 am: Breakout Sessions 4

  1. Burnley FC
  2. The Safeguarding Company
  3. Football for Forest
  4. EFDN Health programmes

12.00 pm: Lunch
01.00 pm: Study visits

  1. Everton in the Community
  2. Everton in the Community
  3. Everton in the Community
  4. Liverpool FC Foundation
  5. Liverpool FC Foundation
  6. Liverpool FC Foundation

02.30 pm: Closing Day 2 EFDN Conference
03.00 pm: End EFDN Conference


EFDN is looking forward welcome the members to the second in-person conference since November 2019.

Delegate and Exchange Members can send one representative to the event in Liverpool and request two online tickets for free. Development Members can request two tickets for attending the conference in Liverpool and will also get two free online tickets.

The delegate passes include conference participation, local transport to the study visits (if possible), a welcome evening, lunches, coffee break, and network dinner in Liverpool.

It’s no longer possible to register for the 17th Conference in Liverpool. If you missed your opportunity, grab your agenda and write down our next edition, which will take in Budapest from 14-16 November 2022.

Confirmed Speakers:


  • Antoine Brandenburg (JOGG) – Healthy football clubs by using a community based approach
  • Esther de Witte (JOGG) – Healthy football clubs by using a community based approach
  • Philipp Hessberger (Eintracht Frankfurt Fussball AG) – ESG strategy at Eintracht Frankfurt – A holistic data-driven approach
  • Tony Hamilton (Celtic FC Foundation) – Celtic FC Foundation in a changing world
  • Filippo Veglio (UEFA) – UEFA’s Football Sustainability Strategy 2030: Strength Through Unity
  • Marc-Andre Buchwalder (Scort Foundation) – Football for peace panel
  • Ross Alexander (Aston Villa) – ‘Sector Skills Academy’
  • Daniel Lambert (Bohemian FC) – Bob Marley at Bohemians – How football shirts can bring so much more than sales 
  • Guy Rippon (Aston Villa) – ‘Sector Skills Academy’
  • Oliver Bonser (The Safeguarding Company) – Safeguarding in sport
  • Sarah Medcalf (Newcastle United Foundation)
  • Charlotte Streck (Football4Forests) – Restoring natural forests one football pitch at a time
  • James Atkins (Football4Forests) – Restoring natural forests one football pitch at a time
  • Elena Montoro García (FUNDACIÓN LaLiga) – Presentation FUNDACIÓN LaLiga
  • Brian McLaughlin (Greenock Morton Community Trust) – Tackling Societal Issues in our Community 
  • Henrik Oesau (SV Werder Bremen) – Werder Bremen’s SPIELRAUM concept – a new sports idea
  • James Stuart-Smith (Changing Places International) – The impact of Changing Places Toilets in the UK
  • Nicholas Kent (Changing Places International) – The impact of Changing Places Toilets in the UK
  • Ross Hovey (Changing Places International) – The impact of Changing Places Toilets in the UK
  • Matt Parish (LFC Foundation) – LFC Foundation: We’re in your Community
  • Owen Coyle (European Amputee Football Federation) – Amputee Football: Good practices for the club
  • Bram Van Der Ploeg (EFDN) – EFDN Health Programmes: Scoring for Health & Healthy Football League
  • Sue Gregory (Everton in the Community) – Education Impact Model; increase the social impact of your community delivery  
  • Richard Kenyon (Everton Football Club) – Welcome to Goodison Park have when working on community programmes
  • Michael Colquhoun (Burnley FC in the Community) – Working with secondary schools
  • Gwilym Jones (Burnley FC in the Community) – Working with secondary schools
  • Thomas Brindle (The Rugby Football League) – The Importance that impact measurement can have when working on community programmes
  • Iffy Onuora (The Premier League) – No Room For Racism
  • Nick Perchard (The Premier League) – No Room For Racism
  • Colin Kampschoer (UNHCR) – Football for peace panel
  • Andrew Leak (UNHCR) – Football and refugees
  • Yuriy Sviridov (Shakhtar) – Football for peace panel
  • Mateusz Andrzejczak (Fundacja Legia) – Football for peace panel

Click here to read more about our confirmed speakers.