Fraser Horsfall and Eden Brown have been named as the club’s PFA Community Champions for the 2021/22 season.
The PFA Community Champion is an award that aims to raise the awareness of the support that its members offer to the community projects run by the Northampton Town Community Trust throughout the course of the season. The two awards, which showcase all of the great work the club has done on and off the pitch this season, were presented at the annual End of Season Dinner recently.
Fraser has supported a number of initiatives this season including video messages to fans, holiday course appearances and matchday activities. Fraser is professional and engaging at appearances quickly building rapports with Cobblers supporters (young and old) and is always open when talking to fans on matchdays and at community events. He has been an excellent role model and is able to impact everyone he meets leaving a smile on their face.
Horsfall said, “I am privileged to receive this award; it has been great to see all the fantastic community run projects and stay connected with our fanbase. I am glad that I have been a positive role model and have inspired so many boys and girls across the season.”
Eden is the inaugural winner of the Female PFA Community Champion award and has been supportive to several club and community projects and programmes including raising the profile of female football in the local community. She has gone out of her way to attend events and player appearances, fitting this in around her full-time work and women’s team training and playing. She has often made appearances in her own free time evidencing the excellent commitment to the wider women’s game.
Brown said, “I’m really proud to be involve myself with the community trust and the club, providing an insight and influence in raising the profile of Women’s football and NTFC itself.
"It is an amazing opportunity to be a role model to potential future female footballers and young members of our community. The growth of the game has gone from strength to strength, and I am honoured to be a part of it at Northampton Town."
John Hudson, the PFA Director of Corporate Social Responsibility added: “The PFA has been immensely proud of the outstanding efforts of players during a very difficult season once again and we feel they should be recognised for their support and involvement in the local community. The awards will hopefully raise awareness of the importance many of our members attach to their roles off the pitch and highlight their commitment to support those most in need during the pandemic. We would like to offer our congratulations to this season’s recipients of the 2021/22 PFA Community Champion Award.”
We are extremely grateful to the work that both the male and female squads have put in to support our local community. The impact they have had on our work across the Community Trust this year has been brilliant, in what has remained a challenging time for everyone. Congratulations to Fraser and Eden for winning these awards and our thanks goes to them for their ongoing support.
For more information on the Northampton Town FC Community Trust and the programmes they offer please visit ntfccommunity.co.uk