Bailey Wright has picked up this season’s Community Champion Award by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) in recognition of his ongoing support for the Foundation of Light.
The PFA Community Champion Award aims to raise awareness of the work that PFA members to help their club’s community activities during the season.
Defender Wright has gone above and beyond to support the work of the Foundation over the last 12 months; taking part in a number of virtual sessions, surprising supporters who were isolating with Zoom calls and donating signed shirts and boots to help with fundraising.
Upon hearing he’s won the award Wright said: “It’s great to be recognised, but credit where it’s due to the Foundation for the work they’ve continued to do throughout this tough time.
“I’m always happy to play my part where I can and help make an impact; it’s important we all do, not just as footballers but as people too.
“The Foundation has some great people and a great facility in the Beacon of Light for everyone to use and benefit from; for me it’s just as important that I can learn from those people too and together we can all have a positive impact on the community.
This Saturday will see the club honour the Foundation of Light with a special dedicated matchday, to showcase the good work they do throughout the community.
Bailey and the rest of his team mates will be sporting commemorative Foundation shirts during the game, with a number of other activities planned.
You can also lend your support to the Foundation by donating online via https://justgiving.com/safc or by texting FOLFIVE to 70085 to donate £5.
22 April 2021