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GALLERY: The #SAFC v Doncaster Rovers game was this season's #FoundationMatchDay! View a selection of photos from… https://t.co/T4IuPJC2yE

RT @SAFCLadies: Sunderland AFC Ladies is joining football clubs across the country this weekend (27-28 April) to celebrate the contribution…

RT @BeaconofLight: Enjoy the build up to #SAFC's final home game of the season in the Beacon's unique surroundings! https://t.co/5UfXCZXrni

RT @StadiumOfLight: 🍻 Due to high demand for @SunderlandAFC's final home game there will be extra hospitality packages available at the @Be

RT @BeaconofLight: Wednesday 24th April we are hosting a Foundation 5 aside tournament. Entry is just £30. To enquire contact neil.couling…

RT @futureme_ne: Kick starting the new term with the launch of the FutureMe Enterprise Challenge for our schools in the Sunderland area! @S

#LittleTots Playgroup returns to the @BeaconofLight tomorrow! Pop in with your little ones for a fun and relaxing p… https://t.co/Sy5ptYDT80

RT @SunderlandAFC: Let the game begin! Come on Sunderland! 🔴⚪️ #SAFC https://t.co/tHGY9HNA3I

RT @LukeONien: This is what footballs all about! This is gold! 🙌🏻 Great performance from the boys yesterday🔴 4 games to go⚽️ https://t.co/k…

A special THANK YOU to ambassador @marco_ten who supported our #FOLGiveAQuid campaign throughout the day and promo… https://t.co/YoW95Y3h0E

RT @SunderlandAFC: Is there anyone not singing this song after @LukeONien's performances this season!? 😁 Rocking all over... 🎶 #SAFC #FIR

An important win for @SunderlandAFC yesterday to #FIREUPOURCITY and the perfect stage to showcase our award-winning… https://t.co/SUdpGHopm6

Sunderland AFC community champions announced

Sunderland AFC’s registered charity has announced the winners of the PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) Community Champion Awards for the 2016/17 season.

Black Cats forward Duncan Watmore and SAFC Ladies goalkeeper Hilde Gunn Olsen received their trophies for supporting the vital community work the Foundation of Light does in the local community.

Watmore, whose season has been blighted by injury, has taken time out of rehab to visit projects and events, talking about the importance of education and hard work with participants on the Foundation’s award-winning programmes.

Gunn Olsen has backed the Foundation’s Girls Football programme throughout the season, inspiring young players with tips, encouragement and support.

Speaking about her role in supporting the Foundation and their community work, Hilde commented: “I think it’s especially important for female players to be good role models for girls wanting to take up football and I want to ensure that I’m helping grow the women’s side of the sport.

“The Foundation of Light has shown that there are plenty of opportunities for young girls to get involved but you also want to encourage those taking part and help shine a spotlight on the good work that’s being done.”

Duncan added: “I’m very flattered to win this award. As players, I think it’s vital that we stay connected to the communities that support us and I’ve enjoyed doing that over the last season.

“We’re very lucky to have such a strong Foundation that does so much in the local area and I’ve been proud to be involved with their work.”

Foundation of Light Sport and Play Coordinator David Dowson, who presented the players with their awards, said: “We’re very lucky to have players who are so supportive of our work and we’re incredibly grateful to Hilde, Duncan and all of the Sunderland AFC players and staff who have taken time out of their busy schedules to be a part of what we’re doing.

“As well as inspiring the thousands of children, adults and families we work with they help highlight the life-changing work we do enabling even more people to get involved.”

The PFA’s Community Champion initiative recognises the work done by professional players to support their local communities.

For further information about the Foundation of Light’s life-changing community work visit www.foundationoflight.co.uk

9 May 2017

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