Pudsey mural celebrates Leeds United legends while Kalvin Phillips makes an impression - In Leeds We Trust
The Euros are now fully in swing and our Yorkshire Pirlo has already made quite the impression.
Playing further forwards than we see him at Leeds in something of a throwback to his pre-Bielsa days, Kalvin had an incredible game against Croatia and bagged himself an assist.
All the talk of how he “only passes sideways” seems to have gotten very quiet all of a sudden as the Kalvin Phillips we all see week in week out has been given the opportunity to show what he can do in front of the world.
Meanwhile closer to home, we were delighted to unveil our newest mural dedicated to four of our legends at Pudsey Market last weekend.
It was an honour to see Sue Hunter, Sue Lorimer, Ian Cherry and Debbie Charlton along with other family members there to see the celebration of their loved ones’ legacy at our club.
Eddie Gray also came down and spoke wonderfully about the honour it was to play alongside such heroes.
Our work with murals doesn’t stop here, of course. We already have two more in the pipeline which will hopefully begin work in the next few months. Keep an eye out for updates as we can’t wait so share what we have planned.
One of the best things about the Trust is when we have the opportunity to put the money we have raised through memberships back into the community for a good cause.
One such cause became all too clear in the past week as we saw Denmark’s Christian Eriksen collapse on the pitch. We were all delighted to see Eriksen make a recovery but if it weren’t for the incredible reaction of emergency responders in the stadium to begin CPR, the outcome could have been much worse.
It is for this reason that we have decided as a trust to donate a defibrillator machine to a local grassroots football club.
If you know of a club that doesn’t currently have an on-site defibrillator who would like to be entered into the draw, please get in contact with us.
Also this week, the Trust was delighted to be a part of the Government’s fan-led review into English football in the wake of the proposed Super League breakaway.
We presented our evidence in front of the panel with a particular focus on fan engagement.
While our current relationship with our owners is the best it has been in recent memory, we at Leeds know all too well the trouble that can arise from having an uncooperative ownership team running the club.
After speaking in front of the panel and hearing the evidence of other supporters’ trusts, we are hopeful that there will be improvements made to the rules which protect our clubs and the rich history that comes with them.
Adding your own voice to the Trust’s work is easy. Visit our new website at www.lufctrust.com and you can become a member for just £10 per year.
Marching on together.