Aaron Downes has been presented with a community award by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) in recognition of his ongoing support for Cheltenham Town Community Trust (CTCT).
After nominating Aaron for his community work this season, Olly Roberts this week handed over the Community Champion Award 2017/18 - on behalf of the PFA - at the Energy Check Training Ground.
The PFA Community Champion Award aims to raise awareness of the great support that PFA members provide to their Club’s community activities during the season.
Downes has supported several CTCT programmes throughout the season and ensured all the players at the Robins have all got involved with activities and attended events.
Olly Roberts, Trust Manager, said: “We were absolutely delighted to present Aaron with his PFA Community Champion award this week – the second successive season he has deservedly won this accolade.
“Aaron has been involved with many of our programmes and is always happy to go above and beyond in terms of community and supporter engagement.
“He is a great role model at every event he attends and the help and support he has offered to many of our young people is invaluable.”
John Hudson, PFA’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, 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 importance that many of our members attach to their roles off the pitch and the great contribution they make. We would like to offer our congratulations to Aaron as this season’s recipient of the Community Champion Award.”