Forever Hope was proud to sponsor the Men’s Young Player of The Year award at the PFA Awards, last year. Supporting the awards and sports stars involved, the Men’s Young Player of The Year award went to Manchester City’s Leroy Sané.
It’s one of the biggest nights in the footballing industry and where awards are decided and presented to the players in the industry, as voted for by the association and the players themselves. From the Liverpool and Manchester City teams to the best female football players in the league, the sporting talent gathers for the PFA Awards year on year to praise those who have shined through their season’s performance.
Sponsoring an award, Forever Hope was proud to be associated with the work that the PFA does for everyone involved in the industry. Upon winning the Men’s Young Player of The Year award, voted for by the association, Leroy Sané was full of gratitude to those that have helped him to get where he is in his career today.
“I’m really honoured to win this award and I have to say thank you to all my fans, to my teammates and coaches at home and City”.
Other winners on the evening were Liverpool’s Mohammad Salah, who won the PFA Men’s Player’s Player of The Year. Following his win, he thanked his teammates who he said “helped him a lot” and that his secret to success was that he was always thinking forward and onto the next thing. Fran Kirby, Chelsea’s striker won the PFA Women’s Player’s Player of The Year award and said afterwards, “it’s been voted for by the players that I play with week in and week out so I’m absolutely delighted to win the award”.
The PFA Women’s Young Player of The Year award was handed to Bristol City’s Lauren Hemp, while the PFA Merit award was presented to the late Cyrille Regis, former England player and professional footballer for 19 years. Before his death from a sudden heart attack in 2018 at the age of 59, the West Brom legend was a campaigner for the end of racism within football and was appointed an MBE in 2008.
What Is The PFA?
The Professional Footballers Association, also known as the PFA, is a trade union for professionals in the football world. Formed in 1907, it’s the world’s longest standing sports union.
Working to protect the players within the industry and consistently improve working conditions and helping with issues, such as mental health, the PFA promises to fight for players rights in all situations.
As well as supporting the rights of the players and fighting to ensure the industry is fair and just, the PFA also works with a large amount of charitable initiatives, such as community programmes and anti-racism campaigns, as well as working alongside the Football League, the Premier League, the Football Association and the Football Foundation on multiple charity events and campaigns.
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