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Dave Edwards - WCT Player of the Year for the second year running

Every season Wolves Community Trust, in partnership with the Professional Footballers Association, selects a Player of the Year, to recognise the support and commitment this player has made throughout the year to the work delivered by the club's official charity.

Our winner for Season 2016/17 is Dave Edwards, who has now won this award for two years running.

Dave's highlights include supporting the launch of the a new Premier League project, Primary Stars, which engages pupils aged 5-11 across the city and surrounding areas in School Sport improving pupils' interest, understanding of - and confidence in - PE, Literacy, Numeracy and PSHE through engaging curriculum based lessons. He was also the face of WCT's World Book Day competition which involved helping Wolfie find his football boots in cartoon form!

Dave was presented with his award by Trust staff at Molineux prior to Wolves' home game with Huddersfield.

Laurie Dalrymple, Wolves Managing Director, says:

"Our players are always pleased to be involved in the busy schedule of activities and events put on by Wolves Community Trust, and Dave is certainly one of the leaders in this area.

"Dave is a superb ambassador for Wolves, who recognises that a player's responsibility extends beyond how they perform on the pitch and but also in being a good role model and contributing to the community in which they live and work.

"His charity and community work with Wolves, as well as his influence in setting up the Little Rascals Foundation, make him a worthy winner of this award and a player that we are both proud and delighted to have at the football club."

John Hudson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at PFA added:

"The PFA believes that players who make that extra effort and contribution during the season should be recognised for their support and involvement in the local community.

"This Award will hopefully raise awareness of the great contribution and importance many of our members attach to their roles off the pitch.

"We would like to offer our congratulations to this season's recipient of the 2016/17 Community Champion Award."

In addition to the great work Dave has undertaken for the Trust, he has also fulfilled a further personal ambition this year by setting up his charity Little Rascals Foundation alongside lifelong friend Ben Wootton.

The charity, which launched earlier this year, supports children with disabilities in their everyday lives, and will work in the Midlands and Mid-Wales to expand services and raise funds.

For further information on Dave's charity please visit www.littlerascalsfoundation.com

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