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McShane presented with Royals' PFA Community Champion Award

Paul McShane wins Royals' PFA Community Champion Award for second consecutive year.

20 March 2018

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McShane named as Reading FC’s PFA Community Champion for the second consecutive season!

Royals skipper Paul McShane has been awarded the PFA Community Champion award for his work in the local community during the course of the 2017/18 season. 

Having claimed the Community Champion award last year, McShane was given the title for a second time at Nine Mile Ride primary school in Wokingham, where Reading FC Community trust run an after-school training session for pupils.

An active Ambassador for the Reading FC Community Trust, McShane went along to the after-school club to show his support and was pleasantly surprised to be given the award.

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Offering his thoughts, the Royals defender said: “It’s a great honour. Giving a bit back is something that I take great passion in doing away from football.

"It’s great to get the award but I’d do it all, no matter what.

"I think it is really important for players to give as much back to the community as they can because they are role models to the kids and if we can inspire them in any little way, then that is more than enough."

Community Trust Manager, Dave Evans also added: “
Paul McShane has been a supporter of the Community Trust since he came to the club and is our Disability Ambassador, working alongside a very hard-working team.

"Paul is passionate in the work that he does and always has time for everyone. He defines the meaning of a role model and is a stand out example of a model professional footballer.

"We, as a Trust and as a club, are very fortunate to have him as one of our ambassadors."

Tying in with our involvement in the EFL’s Community Day of Action, Reading fans will be able to watch a full feature of Tuesday’s happenings on iFollow and across the club’s official social platforms from Wednesday afternoon.

Reading FC Community Trust is a registered charity and is the community arm of the football club, engaging, developing and educating young people within various community groups within the local Reading and surrounding areas, delivering a range of sessions through 5 main activity pillars – Health, Education, Social Inclusion/Community Cohesion, Sports Participation and Recruitment. 

The Community Trust engage with over 3500 participants on a weekly basis developing programmes of work through schools, colleges, youth clubs/services, grass root teams, sports centres and universities working alongside the football club in delivering player appearances, and match day experiences to young people and families.

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