Power named Community Player of the Season.
- Max Power presented with Community Player of the Season award.
- Award sponsored by the PFA and Wigan Athletic Community Trust.
- “The players help to promote positive links in the community.” – Head Community Trust, Tom Flower.
The 22-year-old, who joined the club from Tranmere Rovers in the summer, has quickly been taken to the hearts of Latics supporters, and has also made his own impact on the local community.
Upon receiving the award, Power said:
“As players we want to act as ambassadors for the football club, and it’s important for us to maintain a good relationship with the local community.
“The Wigan Athletic Community Trust do an incredible job within the local area, so it really is an honour to be named as the Community Player of the Season.”
Speaking at the awards, Head of Community Trust Tom Flower said:
“It makes all the difference and I would just like thank the manager, Gary Caldwell and all of the players for the support they have given us this season.
“To be able to have them join our staff at event in schools really helps us re-enforce the messages we try and deliver to children around sport, health and physical activity, but just as importantly gives them the chance to meet professional footballers and creates a positive link to the club.”
PFA Director of CSR, John Hudson added:
“The PFA believes that all players who go above and beyond what is expected of them in support of the clubs community engagement programmes throughout the season should be recognised for their commitment. This Award should highlight and raise awareness of the social responsibilities and impact of our Professional Footballers off the pitch and we would like to extend our congratulations to this season’s recipient of the 2015/16 Community Champion Award.”