Community comes first for Trundle
3rd July 2016
The Premier League may be on its summer hiatus, but that doesn't mean Lee Trundle has taken a break from getting out and about in the community.
Devoted to lending a helping hand throughout Swansea's local communities, the club's ambassador has been kept busy since our fifth consecutive season in the Premier League wound down.
In addition to presenting SwansAid cheques to an array of organisations and sports clubs including BikeAbility Wales, Clydach Cricket Club and Mumbles Rangers FC at the beginning of the summer, Trundle paid a visit to Plasmarl Primary School this week to congratulate them on their successful bid.
The school's PTA applied for, and won, a grant of £6,312 to fund a new sports area and climbing wall within their playground that the pupils and wider community can benefit from.
Following that, Trundle was visited Oakleigh House School accompanied by defender Jordi Amat and first-team coach Alan Curtis.
Chosen as one of 100 schools by the British Paralympic Association to participate in a nationwide tour of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Torch, Oakleigh House welcomed the Swans trio to join in with the celebrations before the games officially start later this summer.
Additionally, the former Swans striker has been reading from the same page as local school children throughout the city as he's been helping to promote a love of literacy via the Premier League Reading Stars project.
As part of the project, youngsters who struggle with reading and writing are given a boost by a visit from Trundle where they are given the chance to ask him questions about his favourite authors and books, as well as his playing career.
Rounding off his week was a Euro 2016 experience via a trip to Clase Primary where he answered pupils' questions in a mock press conference. Trundle was also on hand to help them write match reports, create tournament adverts and perform a promotional song.
"Getting out into the community and meeting the fans is one of the best parts of my job," said Trundle. "Whether it's in a school, at a charity event or cheque presentation, it's great.
"The fans are at the heart of the club and to give something back to them is a wonderful feeling.
"The rest of the summer, as well as next season, is packed full of community events and I can't wait to get started."
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