Tyler Roberts named PFA Community Champion for 2021/22

Tyler Roberts named PFA Community Champion for 2021/22

Forward receives accolade for second year running.

Tyler Roberts has been recognised for his commitment to the community after being named the club’s PFA Community Champion for the 2021/22 campaign.

This is the second year in a row the forward has won the award, as he continues to play a significant role in supporting community projects and key initiatives, having kicked-off the season by agreeing to become the Official Player Ambassador for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) - a first for the club and a Leeds United player.

The Wales international remains passionate with regards to his work around EDI, and this new role has allowed him to continue supporting various campaigns such as No Room For Racism and Black History Month - sharing his own stories and views, whilst helping to educate youngsters and supporters around the important subject.

Throughout the season, the 23-year-old has been on hand whenever called upon, taking part in virtual calls, filming sessions and media interviews, delivering educational messages and once able to he was also the first player to head back out into the community for a face-to-face visit, completitng several before the end of the campaign.

For a second year running Roberts was also the player chosen for the club's community feature on BBC Match of the Day due to the relationship he has built with the Premier League Kicks programme. Tyler has taken the time to learn more about the different aspects of the project and the different partners involved, and he has even made his own personal donation that will help to support the young participants - promising to return to a session early in the 2022/23 campaign.

After receiving the PFA Community Champion award for 2021/22, he said: “I'm really thankful to win this award again, when I received it last year it made my family really proud to see me be recognised for helping to try and bring the community up in different aspects.

"I’ve met some amazing people during my visits to all different places and learnt about things that wouldn’t have come to my attention without this. So, I'd like to say a big thank you to all of the staff at Leeds and I’m excited to bring more of the ideas we have to life in the near future.”