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George recognised for community support

27 April 2017

United's PFA Community Champion award for this season was presented to goalkeeper George Long earlier this month.

Long was deservedly recognised for his outstanding support of Community Foundation's work this season.

The Sheffield born stopper, the Foundation's NCS Ambassador, has attended numerous events over the course of the season across many of the strands of the Foundation's work in and has proven to be an inspiring role model for young people of all ages.

After receiving his award from Head of Foundation, Mark Todd, Chairman Mike Blundell and Senior Community Coach Rob Jenkinson, Long said, "It is an honour and privilege to be an Ambassador for the Foundation. It is such a fantastic feeling knowing that I can act as a positive role model for the young people in our community and I'd like to sincerely thank everyone at the Foundation for this award."

Long also supported the Foundation's efforts in this season's EFL Community Day of Action, an initiative designed to promote all the work done by EFL Club Community Trusts by visiting our Premier League 4 Girls session at Westfield Sports College.

Huge thanks go to Long, his fellow Community Ambassadors, Billy Sharp, John Fleck, Jake Wright and the rest of the first team squad and management team for their magnificent support to the Foundation during this championship winning season.

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