Joe Maguire has picked up the award for PFA Community Player of the Season for his commitment to community events and appearances throughout the 2019/20 season.
The Stanley defender claimed the award, which is judged by a panel of representatives from Accrington Stanley Community Trust and the PFA. Under the current circumstances Joe received the award at home with his duck!
Joe has contributed a great deal both on and off the pitch this season. He is our Sports Participation Ambassador and has spent time this season out in local schools and visiting events. Joe tweeted ‘Huge honor to receive the PFA Community Champion award for 2019/20. I think it’s vital we all give back, as footballers we have to create that connection with the local community off the pitch as well as on it’
Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust, said: “Joe has played a big part in our player visits this season. He is also the Ambassador of our Sports Participation programme and has supported several different projects throughout the season.
“His commitment to give back to the local community is fantastic and he is a great role model for the young children of the local area. Joe continues to go above and beyond the traditional role of a professional footballer and it is fantastic to see the positive effects the player visits are having on the local community”.
Well done Joe and thanks you!