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Chris Hill, head of community engagement at Buxton Football Club, has been named as community captain in recognition of his work, both at the club and in the town. The award is part of the Premier League's 30th-anniversary celebrations and Chris is one of 100 members of the public to receive this nationwide accolade.

The presentation was made to Chris by director of football David Brindley prior to Saturday's FA Cup tie against Merthyr Town.

The match's official host Paul Jenner used the ground's loudspeakers to introduce Chris and the award to the crowd of nearly 2,000. He said: "On behalf of the board of directors, I am truly delighted to be able to announce that Chris Hill has been named as Buxton Football Club's community captain.

"Chris heads up all of the club's community activities. Our hugely impressive Young Bucks now have over 450 kids and areas such as women's football, pan-disability football and walking football continue to go from strength to strength under his careful watch.

"Chris has been a lifelong Buxton fan and lives and breathes Buxton Football Club. His positive approach to everything he undertakes is infectious and we are grateful for all he does for the club we proudly call our own. He epitomises Team Buxton."


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