Joe Bryan Crowned PFA Player in the Community


Former Elizabethan Joe Bryan (Class of 2012) won the PFA Player in the Community at last week's glitzy EFL Awards Ceremony in London.

The 24-year-old received the honour after funding the treatment of local non-league footballer Chris Corner after he suffered a broken leg, and also for his work with the Bristol City Community Trust and as an ambassador for the Children's Hospice South West.

He told BCTV:

“I like helping people. Affecting people’s lives in a positive way is the biggest part of my job.

“Obviously I play football and I want to do as well as I can in that. However, when I retire, if people say ‘he did his bit off the pitch as well…and brought a lot of happiness’ then my career will have been a success.

“I’m in a privileged positon where I am able to help. It’s the little things really.

“A lot of it goes on in football but it doesn’t always get publicised. The negative press often sells, but there are plenty of positives behind the scenes.”

To watch the full interview head over to the Bristol City website

Joe has been one of City's standout players this season, and helped the club reach the EFL Cup semi-finals.

James Bailey