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Maxwell 'Honoured' To Win Community Award

3 May 2017

Goalkeeper Chris Maxwell was delighted to be awarded with the Community Player of the Year award at the weekend.

The award itself is nothing new to Maxwell who has been awarded with the accolade for the past four years, but this is the 'keeper's first at North End.
 
After joining the club in the summer, the 26-year-old has immersed himself into the work of the PNE Community and Education Trust and has been a regular face out in the community as he continues his hard work on and off the field. 
 
On his award, the former Fleetwood Town man said: "I'm proud to win it, I'm proud to do my bit for Preston North End in the community and as I keep stressing I think it's important. 
 
"I think it's important for us players to set a really good example, there are many children in the community that don't get the luxury of a good path to go down and I think it's important for guys like us that some of them do look up towards us and they can see good examples being set. 
 
"It's an honour to win it and I'm fully prepared to keep doing the same next season."
 
Making a difference is something that is not only important to the Welshman, but he admits he gets plenty of satisfaction out of the work in the community too. 
 
"As I've said I think it's important but it's also something I enjoy, it does give you a great deal of satisfaction to do things for other people and even if you make just one per cent difference, it's really important. 
 
"Us as players, I think if we are in touch with the community, in touch with the fans, then it's a recipe for success on the field as well. I like to do my bit and I will continue to do so." 
 

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