Terrell Egbri has been named as the club’s PFA Community Champion for the 2020/21 season.
The PFA Community Champion is an award that aims to recognise players dedicated to getting involved in the community, and specifically the projects run by the Southend United Community & Educational Trust throughout the course of the season.
Egbri has made more appearances than any other player this year, while also making himself available at the last minute.
The 19-year-old was charismatic and engaging with everyone he met when attending the projects and sessions and was a credit to Southend United Football Club, often staying past the required time to ensure he spoke with all participants and their parents at our Soccer School delivery.
On receiving the award, Egbri said: "I’m very happy and proud to have won this. I love helping out the young children to try and help them reach their goals. When I was younger I didn’t always get the chance for professionals to come and speak to me so I know how important it is.
"Some of them look at us as role models so we have to set examples, connect with supporters and reach out to them especially through what was a difficult year. I’m happy I could do my bit."
Dale Spiby, SUCET CEO, said: "It is really important for us to have access to the players, their status within the local area means we are able to engage children and young people in positive activities and have a greater impact on their lives. We are very pleased to reward Terrell for his efforts this season, especially due to the fact he is a young player progressing through our academy system."
For more information on the Southend United Community & Educational Trust and the programmes they offer please visit: https://www.sufccommunity.co.uk/