Representatives from Bristol City, Doncaster Rovers and Cambridge United make-up the PFA Player in the Community award, with Joe Bryan, Matty Blair and Liam O’Neil recognised for their outstanding commitment to their communities. As well as supporting Bristol City’s Community Trust with regular player appearances Bristol City’s Joe Bryan helped support a self-employed amateur footballer with physio treatment following a severe injury.
Doncaster Rovers’ Matty Blair has been the face of the Club’s efforts to raise awareness of mental health after drawing on his own experience of dealing with the tragic loss of his brother in 2017.
Sky Bet League Two’s winner, Liam O’Neil, has volunteered across Cambridge United’s community work including a match report writing project to encourage primary school children to have an interest in reading and writing.
The three players will now go head-to-head to be crowned the overall winner of PFA Player in the Community which will be announced on the night of the EFL Awards, with the star-studded event at the London Hilton on Park Lane attended by players, managers, Clubs, legends of the game and media.