Derby County Football Club and Derby County Community Trust are delighted to announce Curtis Davies as their PFA Community Champion for the 2021/22 season.

Davies has not only played a significant role on the pitch since joining the club back in 2017, but also within the community and wider aspects of the football club.

As a vastly experienced player in the Derby dressing room he has held the post of PFA representative for several seasons as well as acting as an ambassador for many causes, most prominently for Equality, Diversity and Social Inclusion.

The 37-year-old’s presence at community events has always been impactful and he continued to support community initiatives throughout the challenges over the past year, even when Covid-19 restrictions were still in place.

He notably also played a special role in supporting young Rams fan Tilly through her cancer treatment recently by sending messages of support alongside welcoming her to Pride Park Stadium as part of the Rams Family Fund initiative.

Simon Carnall, Head of Community, at Derby County Community Trust: added: “Curtis embodies the community-facing side of Derby County Football Club. He is not just a dedicated player who has cemented his place as a leader on the pitch but is also well respected off the pitch too.

“He is the first to come forward for all kinds of community events, whether it’s representing the club in his ambassador role, supporting fundraising efforts or just simply keeping in touch with fans.

“We are pleased to formally recognise the work which he continues to do within our communities.”

The PFA Community Champion is awarded by each professional club at the end of the season, to recognise players’ efforts beyond the pitch, in the hearts of their communities.