Jai Rowe has been awarded the Trust’s PFA Community Champion of the Year award for 2021-22, sponsored by the PFA.
The accolade comes after his hard work and dedication both on and off the pitch, with the Community Champion aspect of the award focusing on what professional footballers do in partnership with the SUFC Trust.
The 20-year-old took has always taken an active interest in making a difference in the community since arriving at Scunthorpe United and has got involved in a number of visits and schemes to aid the progression of the Trust.
Rowe has also scooped the Study Parks’ Player of the Season for similar reasons, and has been an asset to the community over the course of the campaign.
Education Manager Gav Cooper said: “We’re always very grateful for any of the first team players to give up some of their spare time to help us with our various community schemes – either to the Futsal scholars, to our soccer camps, the hospital visit or to local schools.
“We feel that Jai has been the standout player this season, and has gone above and beyond with his duties. He has a positive attitude both on and off the pitch and has provided motivation for many of our schemes.
“While a number of players could be nominated for our player of the year award, we feel that Jai edged it this season and us as a Trust are very grateful for all the time he’s given to us.”
SUFC Trust, who are based in the Legends Lounge of the Sands Venue Stadium, have in recent years had two academic waves of Futsal scholars. From September 2020, the course is modifying slightly in partnership with North Lindsey College and the club’s academy, giving the next wave of scholars another chance to potentially make it as a professional footballer.