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Reds in the Community are pleased to unveil Barnsley FC striker Conor Chaplin as our Inclusion Ambassador for 2020/21!
Conor has already been involved in off-the-pitch activities including discussions around mental health for World Mental Health Day with our Every Player Counts participants.
In his new role, the Reds striker will also be supporting the social inclusion initiatives and events ran by the trust throughout the year, including our NCS programme, safety nets, mental health and disability groups as well as our women’s and girls football sessions.
Speaking about becoming RitC’s Inclusion Ambassador, Conor said:
“It’s really important that players have a good relationship with their community and vise versa as well.
“It’s important for those in the community to feel like they are in touch with the players they see out on the pitch and I think that’s a big message to not just the community in Barnsley but for the football family itself.
“It’s something that I am quite passionate about. I do like that interaction with communities and kids because it’s so important that they have people to look up to no matter how old they are.”
Inclusion Officer, Lynn Goodman is delighted to have Conor on board as an ambassador and is proud to have him supporting the work of Reds in the Community.
“It’s a great opportunity to get Conor on board with the programme as he is already aware of what we do within social inclusion, so we are really looking forward to having him involved!”