Shrewsbury Town in the Community names its players for 2016/17Shrewsbury Town in the Community are pleased to announce their community ambassadors for the 2016/17 season.
Shrewsbury Town in the Community are doing more work than ever with 102 sessions a week provided during term time.
These sessions can all be placed in five broad categories; Community Sports, NCS, Education, Inclusion and Health.
For this season each of these areas will be supported by a Shrewsbury Town player who will work closely with the schemes under their nominated theme.
This year the ambassadors are Adam El-Abd (Community Sports), Gary Deegan (NCS), Jack Grimmer (Education), Jim O’Brien (Inclusion) and Mat Sadler (Health).
Head of Community, Jamie Edwards, was delighted to have the lads on board.
“It’s fantastic that the players have bought into it and given their full support to the work we do,” said Jamie.
“Over the past two to three years, players going into the community and making visits has had a huge effect on where we’ve been and this year we hope, with the ambassadors being in place, that we can really raise awareness of some of the great work we do.”
Gary Deegan will support the National Citizen Service scheme run by the club and he admits that he is happy to do anything which will help the club.
“You do what you can to help out and if that means helping out youngsters, I’d be more than happy to do it,” said Gary.
“I’d like to think I was more than a footballer and it’s nice to be doing something away from football.”
“It’s nice to see the work the community do. I went down to the disability football a couple of weeks ago and it was a privilege to do so. Going down there was an eye opener and I hope to be able to do things like that in the future.”