Conor Coady and Anna Price have been named Wolves’ PFA Community Champions for the 2020/21 season after their fantastic support for Wolves Foundation’s activities within the local community.
Coady and Price are captains of Wolves men’s and women’s teams respectively, as well as being ambassadors of Wolves Foundation, and the awards offer recognition of their extensive contribution to the work of the club’s official charity over the last 12 months.
Both have been heavily involved in the Feed Our Pack project, one of the most ambitious in the Foundation’s history, by packing and delivering meals to help alleviate food poverty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coady and Price also took part in the virtual Molineux Sleepout as fans ‘slept out’ at home due to the pandemic, raising over £35,000 to help address the issue of homelessness within the city.
They were also both involved in another fundraiser for Feed Our Pack, a concert provided by the Wolfpack Howlers band, as well as leading many telephone calls and online meetings to ensure Foundation participants of all ages were kept engaged during lockdown, helping to reduce any feelings of loneliness or isolation.
All this was in addition to the ‘day job’ of leading their respective teams with Coady picking up his first England cap, and goal, during the 2020/21 season and Price helping the women’s team to the top of their league table and a memorable run in the Vitality FA Cup.
“Conor and Anna have been fantastic ambassadors both for the Foundation and Wolves as a whole during another challenging year due to the pandemic,” said Head of Wolves Foundation, Will Clowes.
“Their respective roles as team captains already carry with them certain duties and responsibilities, but they have both gone above and beyond with their substantial contributions to so many different Foundation projects.
“They are always willing to give their time and their skills to both help with projects but also inspire our participants – they really care about the club’s role within the local community and the people that we support.
“We are very fortunate to have some fantastic backing from the players and staff of both the men’s and women’s teams, and Conor and Anna lead by example and are hugely respected by everyone connected with Wolves.
“They are worthy recipients of the PFA Community Awards for this season, and all at the Foundation send our congratulations as well as our appreciation for their continuing support.”
Both Coady and Price were delighted to receive the award and reiterated their strong desire to continue to support the Foundation’s work in the community.
“This is absolutely fantastic and I’m over the moon with it,” said Coady.
“It’s my pleasure to help the Foundation and the people of Wolverhampton whenever I can, and I’m so proud to be involved and be an ambassador.”
“I am really shocked,” added Price.
“It is an absolute pleasure being an ambassador and I cannot believe the amount of work that the Foundation put in and the impact it makes.
“I really didn’t need to receive an award but can’t stress enough how thankful I am!
“I will continue to help the Foundation and raise awareness of all the projects as much as I can in the future.”
*The winner of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Award honouring services to the community and in memory of the much-loved pioneer and former Wolves Vice-President will be announced over the coming days.