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Cork is Burnley’s Community Champion

3 May 2018

Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) is delighted to announce that Jack Cork has been awarded the club’s PFA Community Champion Award for the 2017/18 season.

The award is handed across to a player every season by the club’s official charity, Burnley FC in the Community, as recognition for their outstanding contribution to community work in the local area.


Neil Hart, Chief Executive of Burnley FC in the Community, presented Jack with the award at last month’s Community Day which was held at the Burnley FC V Leicester City FC fixture.


On Jack’s contribution to the community over the season, Neil said: “Jack has made a huge impression on the community in the short space of time that he has been back in Burnley – his contribution has been genuinely outstanding.


“In less than 12 months, Jack has supported our World Mental Health Day campaign, he attended our Christmas Party for senior citizens, helped us to officially reopen Whitehough Outdoor Centre, visited patients at Pendleside Hospice as part of our Community Day activities and visited local schools.


“Every time Jack is out and about in the Community, he is a fantastic ambassador of our club; kind, patient, respectful and genuinely interested in the charitable work we are carrying out locally.


“We have really enjoyed getting to know Jack this season and we look forward to his involvement in our community work in the future. I’d like to extend my thanks to Jack on behalf of the whole team and congratulate him once again for receiving this special award.”


BFCitC is the award-winning, official charity of Burnley FC. Last year alone, the charity engaged with over 25,000 people locally across community projects including disability sport, healthy eating, employability, female football and mental health.


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