Tranmere Rovers Women’s Jess Durr has been awarded the Club’s PFA Community Champion award.
The PFA Community Champion Awards highlight players who have made their work with communities and good causes central to their role as a professional footballer.
Kane Hemmings received the award for the men’s team last week, and this week Jess Durr came to Prenton Park to collect her award for the women’s team from Head of Women’s and Girls’ Football Provision, Louise Edwards.
Jess has come through our whole pathway of girls’ and women’s football here at Tranmere Rovers having joined our Wildcats session aged six and progressed all the way through to the first team now aged 18.
She has been involved in community activities such as surprising the participants at our Girls Only Turn Up and Play session during half term to talk to them about her journey so far and give tips for the youngsters hoping to follow in her footsteps, as well as our Show Racism the Red Card campaign video to celebrate the organisation reaching one million people.
Jess recognises the importance of community work as part of her role as a player and sat down with Louise to talk to us about it.
Jess touches on how the sport has changed since she started, to now being more inclusive and how this benefits the community.
“Football has gone from being a male-dominated sport to now including disabilities, females, increasing opportunities all around and making it a sport for everyone. I think it's really important and it makes the sport grow and happiness and the community, everyone's making friends and it's just good to see.”
You can watch Jess’ full interview after receiving her PFA Community Champion award below.