Home-grown defender earns recognition
Will Nightingale’s work off the pitch has once again received special recognition from the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
The 21-year-old academy product has been named as a “Community Champion” for 2016/17 after our Foundation nominated him for devoting so much of his spare time to attending community events.
It’s the second successive season that Will has received the award and he is pictured above with the accolade at the training ground.
Manager Neal Ardley said: “Will has been great. He is a local boy who is always willing to do stuff for the club. Some of the boys live a bit further away and it is harder for them to get to events, but Will is always available. He is very respectful and has been brought up in the right way. Will is always offering to help. He is a club man, he loves the club – we all do – but he has a real affinity with it. We are proud of all that stuff so we are delighted for him.”
Will Nightingale said: “I would like to thank everyone at the Foundation, who hold community events in and around the club. I am just happy to help out. I like to give something back to the club when I’m not playing, but now that I’m fit again I want to do well on the pitch too.”
All at AFC Wimbledon congratulate Will on his award, which is richly deserved for all his hard work in the community.