Cesar Azpilicueta and Millie Bright have been awarded PFA Community Champions trophies in recognition of their support of the Chelsea Foundation.
The PFA Community Champion Award aims to raise awareness of the great support that players provide to their club’s community activities during the season, with Azpilicueta and Bright receiving their awards at Cobham last week.
Chelsea FC Men’s skipper Azpilicueta was nominated by the Chelsea Foundation for his commitment to the club’s charitable causes, notably his appearances at our monthly Community Days and his incredible support during the Covid-19 pandemic, while Chelsea Women’s vice-captain Bright was nominated for supporting a variety of one-off events throughout the season, including Q&A sessions with players on our female development programmes.
In response to winning the award, Azpilicueta said: ‘I’m really happy to have won the PFA Community Champion award.
‘It’s important for me to try and inspire people - not just on the pitch but off the pitch too.
‘The Chelsea Foundation make a big difference in the lives of so many and so I always enjoy attending Foundation-led events and being a part of making a difference in our community.’
When receiving her award, Bright said: ‘It’s an absolute honour to win this award.
‘It’s been great to see the work the Foundation do in our community, especially in the area of girls and women’s football.
‘I always enjoy being a part of Foundation events, they make a real difference to people’s lives and I hope that I too have made a difference during the events I’ve been a part of.’