Edwards honoured to receive Community Award

Kyle Edwards has called receiving the annual PFA Community Club Player of the Year Award a ‘huge honour’.

Handed to Edwards by The Albion Foundation in recognition of his work within the local area this season, the Dudley-born 21-year-old has worked with an array of participants during the past nine months, including local youth groups, disability sessions and Foundation football camps during the 2018/19 campaign.

“It’s a huge honour to be given this award, especially as I’m quite young and it’s normally something you associate with a more experienced player,” said Kyle.

“I really enjoy going out into the local area with The Albion Foundation. It’s an opportunity for me to give something back and, as a Dudley lad, it means I’m often returning to neighbourhoods I already know well.

“It’s important to me to not get carried away with any success I might enjoy and player appearances certainly provide a reality check, especially when we meet people who have been through a tough time.”

Alongside Edwards’ sterling efforts this campaign, the Foundation would also like to thank the entire Albion squad for their work within the community the season, with each individual going above and beyond to inspire local people within Sandwell.