With the Iron now out of the FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team tournament, the side's interest in the competition comes to an end, but it is important to, just once more, emphasise the good things that have come from it.
The postponement of fixtures until at least the end of April has seen clubs social media pages take part in noughts and crosses and connect four, but it was Leyton Orient who captured the imagination of over 128 clubs worldwide with their FIFA Ultimate Quaran-Team idea.
Named, ‘Ultimate Quaran-Team’, 128+ clubs signed up to take part in the tournament – from Premier League champions Man City, through to League 2 – and clubs from around Europe, America, Australia and Africa.
The initiative is one borne out of the desire to bring clubs together during a time of unprecedented measures surrounding COVID-19, and so far has been a great success.
But it's much more than that...
Please visit the Just Giving page to donate.
We are thankful to everyone who has already been so kind during this difficult period. Your money will help to raise vital funding for EFL clubs who are going to have massive financial struggles (as of course will many industries across the world) during this time of fixture postponement. With no match day income for the foreseeable future football clubs are struggling and things will only get worse.
If this cause can play a small way for clubs going during an unprecedented time, then it would be an amazing force for good. 75% of money raised will be given to the EFL within 28 days.
Secondly, the remaining 25% will be split between for two very worthy causes. One is the EFL’s chosen charity ‘MIND’ (219830), and secondly in funding the all-important COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fundraiser by WHO.