04 May PFA Community Player of The Year Award
Wycombe Wanderers PFA Community Player of The Year Award for season 2015/16 was deservedly won by Alex Lynch on Sunday evening at the clubs annual End of Season Awards Dinner, for his hard work and commitment to his community responsibilities and assisting WWSET with its programmes. Over the past 12 months Alex has been instrumental in much of WWSET’s activities. He has been involved in many player appearances in support of club initiatives in areas such as Health, Education, Social Inclusion and Sports Participation. Alex was involved in the following appearances plus a whole load of match day box appearances:
- 21/3/16 Hughenden Primary School- He assisted in the sports coaching and participated in a student Q and A from the students.
- 23/2/16 Matrix Educational Centre visit- Alex assisted the teachers with promoting independent learning, Developing skills in literacy, numeracy and ICI, Improving motivation, resilience and Improving their self-esteem and confidence
- 23/2/16 Show Racism the Red Card event-Alex was involved in the day’s events and contributed in the Question time from over 400 children.
- 5/1/16 Kids/Girls Cup training ground visit is where Alex and the players showed the children around the grounds and gave them a day to remember
- 27/10/15 Alex Assisted the Royal British Legion in selling poppies in and around the town centre
- 21/8/15 He attended the charity event for kids suffering with cancer at Adams Park, lending his support to all.
When asked about his thoughts on winning this award, Alex said.. “I’m very pleased to have received this year’s PFA Community Player of the Year Award. I’ve thoroughly enjoy all the community appearances I’ve been involved with this year and take a great deal of satisfaction from the fact that I’ve perhaps managed to play a small part in brightening somebody’s day, or maybe helped to educate or motivate them. The fact that professional footballers are in the media spotlight so much these days gives us a great opportunity to give something back to the local community so I’ve been only too happy to do what I can.” Paul Foley- Head of the Sports and Education Trust who was delighted to give the award to Alex .. “Modern day footballers have an incredible ability to inspire positive change by taking part in community appearances. Alex Lynch has shown over the course of the season that he’s more than willing to give up his free time in order to assist both Wycombe Wanderers FC and Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust play a positive role within the local community and I’m very pleased that he has gained the recognition that he so thoroughly deserves by winning this award.”
A huge thank you and well done to Alex from all of the WWSET team!