Following on from the last game of the season against Port Vale, we hosted our End of Season Awards on the pitch, allowing the fans to celebrate the achievements and success of the players this campaign.
This year the PFA Community Player of the Season award was given to Gold Omotayo, whose enthusiasm when out in the community was second to none. He proved to be extremely influential to our young supporters.
When out in the community at sessions, Gold was been great with engaging with all types of participants from young toddlers, right through to over 70’s and from all backgrounds. His ability to communicate effectively with all participants is fantastic, and he brings across key messages, such as how important it is to be healthy and active.
Gold was happy to get involved in all sessions, showcasing his down to earth nature. He was seen on numerous occasions giving participants encouragement and even tips, on how to improve their football skills. He spent time on sessions with people showing them new moves and ways to improve their game, as well as giving them a confidence boost.
When Gold took part in question and answer sessions, he was always incredibly enthusiastic in answering all the questions he was asked. He has been confident in talking to people and was happy to pass on any advice he could to help improve people's lives and lifestyles.
Community Projects Manager Donna Godwyn, said: “It has been such a pleasure to have Gold out with us in the community. There were so many players to choose from who did an amazing job in different aspects of the community, but we felt as a team, that Gold just pipped them to the post. His professionalism and enthusiasm when engaging with the public was brilliant, and he has helped and encouraged more people than he may realise. A big thank you to Gold and all the other players that took time out to come and join us on our community projects.”