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Jack Grealish Becomes Principal Ambassador For Special Olympics GP

Harry Winters

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Jack Grealish Becomes Principal Ambassador For Special Olympics GP

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Jack Grealish, who won his first Premier League title last month after Manchester City dramatically overcame his boyhood club Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the season, has taken up a new role off the field. 

Manchester City signed Grealish from Aston Villa for a £100 million British record-fee last summer, and the Englishman has since gone on to make 39 appearances and 31 starts for the Sky Blues. 

The England international has also been known to be a keen advocate of empowering young people, and has never turned away from opportunities to use his profile for the greater good of the wider public.

In his latest off-field venture, the 26 year-old has now been named as the Principal Ambassador for Special Olympics GB - a non-profit organisation that provide sporting opportunities and competition for children and adults with learning disabilities.    

Jack Grealish was announced as the SOGB Principal Ambassador in recent days, and now hopes to raise the charity's profile ahead of their upcoming Summer Series of Sport, and the 2023 World Summer Games in Berlin.

Speaking following the announcement, the 26 year-old said, “I've been thinking for some time about how I can best use the platform football has given me to create a positive change, and it had to be something really close to my heart."

Manchester City and England forward Jack Grealish
Manchester City and England forward Jack Grealish


“Special Olympics GB is such an important organisation, playing a huge role in tackling the lack of inclusion for hundreds of thousands of kids in the UK with intellectual disabilities,” Grealish continued. 

"Nobody should be excluded from opportunities, and I can't stand bullying or discrimination. In my new role with Special Olympics GB, I'm proud to stand side-by-side with all the children, young people and adults living with intellectual disabilities, and the incredible families who support them.” 

"I hope that everyone in Great Britain gets behind Special Olympics GB and its incredible athletes and volunteers. So please follow Special Olympics GB on their social channels and together we can start to make a real difference," the Manchester City and England international's initial statement concluded.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City is congratulated by Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish of Manchester City during the Premier League. (Alamy) match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Raheem Sterling of Manchester City is congratulated by Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish of Manchester City during the Premier League. (Alamy) match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Grealish is currently away with his country following the conclusion of the club season with Manchester City, and will head on holiday after the remaining UEFA Nations League fixture.

The Manchester City forward is then expected to return in early July in preparation for the club's pre-season tour of the United States, where they will embark on two fixtures currently scheduled against Mexican side Club America, as well as Bayern Munich.

Topics: Jack Grealish, Manchester City, Premier League, England, Olympics

Harry Winters
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