Shrewsbury Town name Community Captain to help mark the Premier League’s 30th-anniversary celebrations
Adam Jones of Shrewsbury Town FC Foundation, has been named as Shrewsbury Town’s Community Captain in recognition of their incredible work in the local area of Shropshire and beyond over the past 5 years as a Primary Education Coordinator & Lead of our Primary Stars offer.
We were delighted to present Adam the accolade at The Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday 22nd October during Half Time of the League 1 Fixture between Shrewsbury Town & Charlton Athletic. Adam received a PL30 Community Captain armband and pennant.
Partner School, Tenbury Primary School commented: “We at Tenbury Primary Academy feel incredibly lucky to have worked with Mr Jones for over 5 years now. His enthusiasm and dedication to the role is infectious and he has an impact upon every child and teacher he works with. The way he interacts with the children and staff does make him seem like he is a real part of our school family and community. All of the children he teaches are excited to know that it’s their turn to have Mr Jones for PE. Throughout his time here, he’s been asked to work with children from nursery all the way up to Year 6 and never shied away from any of the challenges within those classes. He always produces exciting and engaging lessons which help to keep the children active, and most of all makes sure they enjoy his lessons. His manner with children is always pitched correctly for the age group and he finds opportunities to embed sporting values at every opportunity. His subject knowledge is strong across all areas of the curriculum. The highest complement I can pay him as a PE coordinator and specialist, is that he is the best teacher of PE that I have had the pleasure of observing and working with.”
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “As we mark 30 years since the Premier League first kicked off, it is important we celebrate the unsung heroes who deliver brilliant work in their communities. These people – whether they are participants, coaches, volunteers or long-time employees – are the lifeblood of their clubs and their communities.
“The continued success of Premier League football enables us to provide unprecedented investment in communities and wider football. As we look to the future, we are committed to investing more than ever, to help develop the game and provide opportunities to people of all ages.”
The Premier League Primary Stars Project is supported with Premier League funding to run a variety of activities including teacher upskilling, literacy & numeracy interventions, environmental initiatives and competitions & festivals.
The Community Captain accolade is being given to more than 100 members of the public who have made an outstanding contribution to their club and local community, as part of the Premier League’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
Across England and Wales, Premier League investment supports the community organisations of all 92 Premier League and English Football League clubs, plus the 68 National League clubs.
Over the next three years, the League will continue its world-leading levels of support by contributing £1.6 billion to communities and the wider game.
During the Trophy Tour, the League will be announcing new financial commitments to benefit fans and communities. This includes increased investment into the Premier League Fans’ Fund, with £5m available to support fan engagement projects across the top four divisions of the football pyramid. The League is also investing an additional £13.5 million into the Football Foundation to create small-sided pitches in the heart of communities that need them the most. The tour will also give an opportunity to highlight new Premier League investment into women’s and girls’ football, including the Emerging Talent Centres announced earlier this summer.
To find out more, please visit premierleague.com
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