James Gales awarded PFA Community Champion

Mansfield Town Community Trust has recently announced Stags young forward, James Gale, as their PFA Community Champion for the 2022/2023 campaign.

The PFA Community Champion Award is presented every season to a player who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to making a positive impact within their community. James follows in the footsteps of previous award recipients, such as Stephen Quinn, Aiden Stone, Ryan Sweeney, Alistair Smith, Jamie McGuire, Paul Anderson, and Rhys Bennett, who have all made significant contributions to the community in recent seasons.

James’s outstanding commitment and work with the Community Trust, both on and off the pitch, have earned him this prestigious award. He regularly participates in Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Kicks sessions, inspiring and motivating young Stags fans in Mansfield. Recently breaking through to the first team, James has gone above and beyond to engage with the local community, participating in sessions, and interacting with participants through games and Q&As.

Thanks to his exceptional commitment to the community, James has become a true inspiration for young fans, who have the opportunity to meet him in schools and now get the chance to cheer him on from the stands, most recently finding himself on the scoresheet in crucial games. His passion for community engagement has undoubtedly made a lasting and positive impact, making him a well-deserved recipient of the PFA Community Champion Award.

“The PFA has once again been immensely proud of the outstanding efforts of players this season and we feel they should be recognised for their support and involvement in the local community. The Award will hopefully raise awareness of the importance many of our members attach to their roles off the pitch and highlight their continued commitment to support those most in need along with engaging in areas where they have a personal interest. We would like to offer our congratulations to this season’s recipient of the 2022/23 PFACommunity Champion Award.” Maheta Molango – CEO Professional Footballers’ Association

Everyone at Mansfield Town Community Trust would like to congratulate James on this well-deserved recognition and look forward to continuing to work with him to make a positive impact in our local community.