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Foundation Friday: Ambassadors Named

7 October 2016

Doncaster Rovers septet assigned roles within Club Doncaster Foundation.

Doncaster Rovers player, Matthew Blair is delighted to become the new Girls/Women’s football ambassador, just in time for FA Girls’ football week commencing on Monday.

As part of his new role, the winger will support female football across Doncaster and become the main face at any events run within the theme.

The role appointment pairs perfectly with the FA Girls’ football week starting Monday; a project used to engage with females across the country to encourage them to get involved with the sport.

Blair said, “I’m proud to be an ambassador for Girls/Women’s football; the growth of the sport has been massive these last few years and by supporting it, we hope to grow it even further.”

He joins seven other Rovers’ players who have become player ambassadors for their club for a variety of projects.

Andy Butler becomes the ambassador for Sports Participation and Education and he said, “I’m delighted to support Sports Participation and Education by becoming an ambassador.”

He added, “I think it is so important to give something back given the powerful position footballers’ have and hopefully we can build a great relationship to help the projects thrive.”

John Marquis becomes the ambassador for Health while Niall Mason is the face of Social Inclusion, Princess Trust and National Citizen Service. Also an ambassador for National Citizen Service is Joe Pugh, who also joins Princess Trust.

Cedric Evina and Joey McCormick share the responsibility for both Kick it Out and Show Racism the Red Card while Andy Williams is the ambassador for Equalities, Disability and Charities.

Club Doncaster Foundation are delighted with the enthusiasm from the players and Coordinator for Women and Girls’ sport, Heather King says the support cannot be underestimated.

“Having the support from the Football Club with the ambassadors for this project means a great deal.” She said.

“It really helps in getting the word around in Doncaster, and having the support of the whole club is a great way of getting more girls involved."

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