Striker gets accolade for community work
- Fraizer Campbell receives PFA Award
- Huddersfield Town striker rewarded for impact in the community
- Fraizer making a difference in his hometown
Fraizer Campbell’s commitment to making a difference in his local area has been recognised by the Professional Footballers’ Association.
Fraizer has been named Huddersfield Town’s PFA Community Player of the Year for the 2019/20 season due to his commitment to making a difference in the local area.
The Huddersfield-born striker was keen to help as many people as possible as soon as he signed for his hometown club. After quickly becoming a Town Foundation Ambassador, Fraizer threw himself into the role, making many appearances across the community during the season.
The 32-year-old immediately went back to his old Primary School, Lowerhouses Junior Infant and Early Years School, to meet and inspire some of the youngsters. He also served breakfast at their ‘Early Kick-Off’ breakfast clubs.
That was just the start for Fraizer who went on to meet, and put smiles on the faces, of a number participants’ faces.
After winning the award, Fraizer commented:
“This is my community. I know what it’s like to grow up around Huddersfield, what the people are like, and what it’s like for youngsters to meet someone who is from the same area that’s gone on to do something they love doing.
“I want to inspire people, whether they’re a similar age to me when I first got interested in football or older, to do something with their lives.
“I finish training at 1pm, so I’ve always got a couple of hours where I can go to a school, to a local charity, to try and help people with whatever they’re going through.
“For the majority of my career I’ve been away from my home, so it’s that extra bit special that they grew up in an area near where I grew up.
“It makes me happy to think that I can help people in the community. You feel good helping other people and I’m privileged enough that I can make a difference to people who need it.
“I want people to think I could do that, or I could do better than that.”