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Piergianni Awarded PFA Community Champion 2020/21

9 April 2021

Club Captain, Carl Piergianni has been awarded the PFA Community Champion 2020/21 for all of his work with Oldham Athletic Community Trust throughout the season.

Carl has been a fantastic role model this campaign and has gone above and beyond in working with OACT supporting the community work across what has been a very difficult year for a lot of people due to the pandemic.

The defender has helped liaise player visits with OACT ensuring all members of the squad get involved with community work and school visits, as well as getting stuck in himself hosting several player visits with schools, supporting key events like world book day, numerous community messages and much more!

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On recieving the award, Piergianni said: "I enjoy getting involved in the amazing work with the Oldham Athletic Community Trust because it’s a great to get to know and interact with people from the local area, it’s important for us as players to act as positive role models for all our fans."

Martin Vose, Head of Community at Oldham Athletic Community Trust stated: "I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Carl Piergianni for all that he does to support our community delivery.

"Carl has fully embraced all that we have asked him to be apart of, whether that be collecting food items for our food for thought initiative or reading a story to children as part of world book day."

To add to this, CEO, Karl Evans said: "Community is an overused and under-valued word in football. Any football club that truly understands the meaning recognises that it needs to behave in a certain way in everything that it does both on and off the pitch.

"I genuinely can’t think of a better person than Carl Piergianni, who is a model professional, that epitomises how a Club and its representatives should behave within the community. Carl engages on all projects with care and genuine interest and is a true ambassador for our Trust programme."

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