Trust chairman Trevor Stroud was nominated to represent the club's progress as part of a new initiative by the EFL.To mark the start of the new football season, the EFL launched its #EFLStories campaign to tell the stories of all the people who help make the EFL what it is - a football experience for everyone.
Over the course of the 2016/17 season the EFL will share individual accounts from a plethora fans, players, managers, club staff and a club mascot or two, with each person sharing the reasons why they love football via their favourite memories, tales and feelings about the wider game.
Across the opening two weekends of the season, one representative from each of the 72 EFL clubs were bestowed with the privilege of delivering their club’s new Mitre match ball to the pitch at the first home league game of the season. With #EFLStories ball presentations taking place across all three divisions of the Sky Bet EFL, each person nominated for this honour has been put forward by their favourite EFL club.
Drew Barrand, EFL Marketing Director said: “Everyone who attends an EFL game or works behind the scenes at one of our 72 clubs has a story to tell about what football means to them.
“Following this season’s rebrand to the EFL, the #EFLStories campaign has been created to demonstrate the breadth and depth of what the EFL offers. Be it high drama, great games, communities uniting or innovating the game, the EFL really does offer something for everybody as this collection of captivating stories show.”
Trevor was nominated having remained a constant course of commitment to the club's pursuit of survival, stability and success under supporter ownership, having been chairman of the Trust prior to the takeover in 2012, and overseeing the progress of the club into its present-day position. He delivered the matchball to the centre circle before kick-off in the Blues' 2-1 win over Grimsby Town on Saturday.