Conor Grant has been named PFA Community Champions at Plymouth Argyle’s final game of the season at Home Park, against Scunthorpe United.
The PFA Community Champion Award aims to raise awareness of the great support that players provide to their club’s community activities during the season.
This season’s first team winner, Conor Grant, has attended various sessions and events on behalf of Argyle Community Trust, including launching and visiting the Extra Time Hub for over 55’s, visiting schools and the children’s ward of Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital as well as taking part in a series of mental health sessions and video diaries starting the conversation and letting people know “It’s okay not to be okay”.
Conor Grant is an outstanding role model to young people in the south west and has inspired hundreds of youngsters through these visits.
Argyle Community Trust CEO Mark Lovell presented Conor Grant with his award and praised him about the impact of his work, saying: “At Argyle Community Trust we work with people of all ages with various abilities and backgrounds. Some may have had a difficult start in life or struggling with older age and the inspirational effect of meeting a player can be life-changing for them. Hearing first-hand about the importance of working hard to achieve your dreams, no matter your age or ability, can really open their eyes as to what is possible.”
“Conor always has time for people. He is polite, friendly and really interested in making himself part of Plymouth since moving down here.”
Having received his award, Grant said: “I like being a role model for people, especially young kids. The award means a lot and I’ve especially enjoyed my time with the over 55’s at the Extra Time Hub – I always think of my Nan and how much she would love to go to something like that back in Liverpool.”
The recipient for the Community Champion awards were chosen by the Community Trust.