NEWS | Recognition for Community Coach Kalvin Williams

Community Coach Kalvin Williams has been named as Chester Football Club’s Community Captain as part of the Premier League’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Kalvin has been recognised for his exceptional work supporting and developing women’s and girls’ football, both at the Deva Stadium and the Chester area.

The Community Captain accolade is being given to more than 100 individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their club and local community to mark the 30th anniversary of the Premier League.

Kalvin, who was worked for the Community Trust since 2017, was presented with a commemorative PL30 captain’s armband, pennant and scarf.

Community Trust CEO Jim Green said: “Kalvin’s passion and enthusiasm for the game is infectious and he has been pivotal in the growth of women’s and girls’ football at Chester FC and Chester FC Community Trust.

“Kalvin heads our FA Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre and Wildcats programmes, and manages the Chester FC Women’s Development squad, as well as delivering a range of school and community sessions.

“He has a fantastic rapport with players, participants and parents, and puts a huge amount of effort and time into his role.

“Kalvin is a worthy recipient of this award and a really valued member of our team, who makes a huge contribution to our work supporting local communities.”

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “As we mark 30 years since the Premier League first kicked off, it is important we celebrate the unsung heroes who deliver brilliant work in their communities. These people – whether they are participants, coaches, volunteers or long-time employees – are the lifeblood of their clubs and their communities.

“The continued success of Premier League football enables us to provide unprecedented investment in communities and wider football. As we look to the future, we are committed to investing more than ever, to help develop the game and provide opportunities to people of all ages.”

Premier League investment supports the community organisations of all 92 Premier League and English Football League clubs, plus the 68 National League clubs.

During the pandemic, the Premier League provided emergency support for National League clubs to survive and have subsequently increased investment for clubs to be able to recover and thrive.

Through the Premier League Stadium Fund, National League clubs benefit from grants to develop their facilities, enhancing the fan experience and increasing access to the game.

In partnership with the PFA, the Premier League invests in the National league Trust which provides grants to all National League clubs to deliver impactful projects that support the local community.

Over the next three years, the Premier League will continue its world-leading levels of support by contributing £1.6 billion to communities and the wider game.

To find out more, please visit premierleague.com.