Tranmere striker James Norwood has been recognised for his commitment to the local community after being named the Club’s PFA Community Champion for 2019.
The 28 year old has been given the award for his dedication to TRFC community projects as well as for being a fantastic role model on and off the pitch.
This season alone – Norwood has spent time at a number of local schools delivering Tranmere’s Premier League Primary Stars programme and was a key figure in promoting the Kip on the Kop campaign to raise money for the homeless at Prenton Park.
He has been a prominent face in promoting Tranmere Rovers SWA2 initiative to help get young supporters more engaged with the Club. In November 2018, Norwood surprised two fans at their home after they had their bedrooms decorated in the style of the home dressing room at Prenton Park.
The adorable video appeared on ITV News and made a real difference in raising awareness for the campaign.
The fan-favourite also took time out from training to meet Zak Lloyd, who wrote and posted a letter to Norwood detailing all the reasons why he was his idol!
Steve Williams, Manager of Tranmere Rovers in the Community, said “It is always fantastic to see the team getting involved with our projects and taking the time out to come and say hello to the young fans who look up to them.
“The PFA have been great in supporting all of our different initiatives, from mental health to dementia sessions, and we look forward to continuing our partnership next season.
“From everyone in the Community Team we would like to thank the team, and James in particular, for supporting and promoting our work.”