PFA Community Champion 22/23

Blackpool FC Community Trust is nominating Shayne Lavery as The PFA Community Champion for his commitment to community appearances and participation throughout the 22/23 season.

The forward has given up his time and engaged with the community at our Warm Up Hubs, Sports Camps and Tangerine TeamMates to name a few.  Shayne has an outstanding attitude and selfless approach to his Tangerine TeamMates engagements. He always stays longer than his scheduled time, making sure every child has their opportunity to meet him and have a positive experience.  Lavery is always willing to turn up and inspire the local community, no matter the occasion.

Ashley Hackett, CEO, Blackpool FC Community Trust, said:

“It’s great to get the support of the Blackpool FC first-team and the addition of the Tangerine TeamMates initiative has strengthened this further. We have received lots of positive comments about Shayne from the local community after engagements he has had with them.

“Congratulations to Shayne on a very well deserved award and we look forward to working with him and the rest of the first-team in the near future.”


Shayne Lavery said:

“It’s a great feeling to be nominated for this award and it means a lot to me.

“Since I joined the football club a couple of years ago, the supporters have been fantastic and I’ve enjoyed every minute of being here.

“Programmes such as Tangerine TeamMates have helped us build an even stronger relationship with the fans and local grassroots clubs over the past two seasons, and this is something me and the rest of the squad are really proud to be involved in.”

Blackpool FC Community Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players who give their support to community activity throughout the season.  It means a lot and makes a difference to the people in our community.