Published January 16, 2023
George Edmundson becomes Disability Ambassador
George Edmundson has been announced as an Ambassador for the Foundation’s disability provision.
The Town defender first visited the adult disability team last season before purchasing kit for the squad and presenting it to the players at Portman Road.
George often attends the adult disability sessions unannounced and has formed a strong bond with the group.
As Disability Ambassador, he will continue his involvement with the adult disability team in a official capacity, while the 25-year-old will also be increasing his involvement with the Foundation’s other programmes and initiatives for people with disabilities in the local community.
Speaking about the announcement, George said: “I’m buzzing, I think it will be a great opportunity and a good role for me and the Club.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with the adult team, the lads are great and there are always new players coming down and getting involved.
“When I joined the Club, Mark Ashton made it clear that we need to be involved in the community and all of the players have bought into that.”
“It is brilliant news and something that was needed,” added Lee Smith, Disability Liaison Officer and Community Coach.
“In my time here I don’t think we have had a player that involved with the team. It is well publicised that he was generous and has provided us with kit.
“It’s massive for the team to feel included and they feel part of the Club.”
This announcement comes as part of EFL Week of Action where the Club and its Foundation are joining 71 other football clubs in celebrating the work that takes place in the community.