A new ‘signing’ is being announced almost every second day, and this time it was a… double ‘signing’, as Common Goal announced that both Charlie Daniels and Alfie Mawson have joined the team.
I’ve experienced pretty much everything that you can live as a player in England, maybe that’s why I’ll never forget where I’ve come from. Football is such an important part of my life, as it is for so many people in this country. It just seems right that our national sport gives something back to society. Common Goal is the most effective and long-lasting way for players to make a difference. If my pledge can help spread the idea of Common Goal, especially among the younger players, then it will be one of the proudest achievements of my career
Bournemouth defender Daniels said, announcing his decision to join Juan Mata, Mats Hummels, Giorgio Chiellini, and other well-known players, both male and female, as well as Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, in the Common Goal project, a charity initiative that aims at supporting football – and not only – projects around the world, wherever needed.
It was only a few years ago that I was playing non-league and helping out my Dad at the weekends with his market stall. I’m now at a great place and I want to concentrate 100% on my football. I don’t want to cause any fuss or anything, but joining Common Goal allows me to focus on my career while forming part of something that can really help transform lives of those less fortunate. It’s a good thing for football
Swansea’s defender Mawson said from his side. Those joining Common Goal, pledge a minimum of 1% of their salaries.