Saddlers midfielder Stuart Sinclair has been chosen as the club’s PFA Community Champion for 2019/20.
Awarded by Walsall FC Community Programme and the PFA, the accolade celebrates the player who has made an outstanding contribution to the local community.
Sinclair has taken part in a variety of community visits this season, including with school children, lifelong fans, and groups at the stadium.
The 32-year-old has also fronted the club’s ‘You Vs Train’ campaign, promoting safety on the railways, and is a champion for mental health.
Sinclair said: “A club like Walsall is built around the community, so making sure that we are doing everything we can is important.
“It’s not just a positive for the community, it’s also a positive for us players as well to see people and interact with the fans.
“We try and do as much as we can outside just the 90 minutes on the pitch.”
Adam Davy, Community Director, added: “Stuart has been fantastic in the community and is a worthy winner of the award.
“He has gone above and beyond on occasions, such as surprising a Community Mascot at his school, or staying behind after full-time to speak to a mental health group.
“It’s clear that, even in just a short time, he fully understands the bond between Walsall Football Club and the community.”