Lots of Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after Kalvin Phillips was nominated for the PFA sponsored Player in the Community Award.
It is the third-consecutive season that Phillips has seen his name put forward for recognition of his work in local community projects, visiting foundation programmes and helping to build relationships with the club’s fanbase.
Phillips has met with a six-year-old suffering with Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome, a rare genetic kidney disease, in the past year, as well as inviting her and her family to Elland Road, helping to support and raise awareness around the campaign to help find a live kidney donor and has built a close bond with her.
Our academy product also visited numerous initiatives involving the Leeds United Foundation throughout 2019, in which he participated in a Walking Football tournament fundraiser, supported disability football sessions, engaged with the Premier League Primary Stars programme and helped to reward and inspire youngsters that are part of the Premier League Kicks programme.
The 24-year-old regularly attends club events aimed at engaging with the fanbase, such as Q&A events at Elland Road, events relating to the club’s centenary celebrations and leading the team out at the Leeds Christmas Light Switch-On.
Should Phillips take over the captain's armband?
Phillips has been very busy off the field as a truly great representative for Leeds United, while also being a star for the club on the field once again this season.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa has called on the midfield anchor to start all 31 of his Championship appearances to date in 2019/20, and has only not been on the field for the full-time whistle on four occasions when opening the action.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to the club’s update on Twitter, announcing Phillips’ nomination for the award…
— 𝕐𝕠𝕣𝕜𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕣𝕖 ℙ𝕚𝕣𝕝𝕠 🍍 (@bigzoot42) March 3, 2020
He deserves it, go for the winning kalvin 👏
— Margarita Haynes (@MargaritaHayn17) March 4, 2020
What a guy👏👏 https://t.co/r5U649yJ17
— Chris (@Chriscleghorn4) March 3, 2020
— Kukkaburra Kid (@AndrewGaunt10) March 3, 2020
— GUY (@GP1G1) March 3, 2020
Hope he wins. Lovely guy does so much outside of his player role. Xx
— pauline Thompson (@Apothecary2019) March 3, 2020
aside from the endless footballing talent leeds players have, most of them genuinely do deserve promotion and all the good stuff that comes with it. none more so than KP. a gentleman if ever there was one 💛💙 #lufc https://t.co/hoRquLQsOz
— Dan Nelson (@dannelsonuk) March 3, 2020
Top player and top man.
— Martin Collinson (@redskinsfanuk) March 3, 2020
Something a bit more positive in the midst of all the negativity. https://t.co/LfoIS8Q5vB
— Nathan Frosdick (@nathan_frosdick) March 4, 2020
England’s Kalvin Phillips. 👏 #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) March 3, 2020
In other Leeds United news, a player frozen out by Bielsa this year is now expected to the club in the summer transfer window.