Cornthwaite awarded PFA Community Medal

Wanderers Captain Robbie Cornthwaite has been awarded the Professional Footballers Australia's (PFA) inaugural Community Medal.

For the first time, the PFA paid tribute to players doing work in the community through the establishment of the PFA Community Medal, with Western Sydney Wanderers captain and PFA delegate Robbie Cornthwaite named as the inaugural recipient due to his charity work with Beards of Hope.

Done! $100,000+ raised!@BeardsHope @wswanderersfc @Gatty54 @MrSamMac @sunriseon7 @FOXFOOTBALL @FourFourTwoOz @FFA @ALeague @australian pic.twitter.com/RA7fdiya4B

— 코 니. Rob Cornthwaite (@robcornthwaite) August 31, 2017

“Beards of Hope provides invaluable Pregnancy and Infant Loss support,” said Cornthwaite to the PFA.

"The reason I wanted to help raise money is so that men in my situation have somewhere to turn if they need to.

“I still have moments when it all comes back to me and I’m not sure how long that will last. I’m hugely honoured to be have been voted by the players as the inaugural PFA Community Medallist.”

To find out more about Beards of Hope, visit www.beardsofhope.com.au/