Six Saddlers players are our player ambassadors...As part of our ongoing commitment to player engagement, six Saddlers players are our player ambassadors for Walsall FC during this League One campaign.
All players in the first team squad support a high number of player visits through the season that is carefully co-ordinated by the community department, the club and the PFA.
The PFA are strong supporters of community schemes up and down the country and work closely with clubs and players to use the power of football for good causes.
This season our player ambassadors are:
Adam Chambers - Community
James O’Connor - Education
Joe Edwards - Sports Participation
Andreas Makris - Health
Amadou Bakayoko - Equality
Maziar Kouhyar - Social Inclusion
Walsall FC Community Programme works with local schools and projects to reach out to people in the local area.
Adam Chambers, Ambassador for Community, said: “It’s very important to stay close to the community and to give our support to local projects. It’s a big thing for us to be involved in.
“We’re lucky in what we do, so the least we can do is give back to the local community.
“Some of the projects we get involved in are interesting stuff. You see the benefits it brings to young and old people so it’s very enjoyable to give your time, and try to help if you can.”
Paul Larvin, Community Manager for Education, said: “The ambassadors’ role will be to help promote the scheme and our key themes in the local community.
“It’s great to have them supporting our work, and the players are a big reason why Walsall FC is seen as a ‘community club’.”