Leeds appoint Vinnie Jones as official ambassador

Date published: Tuesday 15th September 2015 1:18

Vinnie Jones: Poses with fellow ambassador Josh Warrington

Vinnie Jones: Poses with fellow ambassador Josh Warrington

Vinnie Jones has spoken of his “absolute honour” after being appointed an official ambassador for the Leeds United Foundation.

Jones, who was a key part the club’s much-heralded 1990 Second Division title-winning team, becomes the Ambassador for the Foundation’s flagship disability programme, ‘Ability Counts’.

Ability Counts supports thousands of individuals lead more active and healthier lives, delivering over 6,000 cerebral palsy sessions every year as well as helping those with physical, sensory, learning, mental and pervasive challenges.

The star, who has featured in film hits including Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Swordfish and X-Men 3, becomes the second official appointment following the footsteps of ‘Leeds Warrior’, Josh Warrington, in supporting the club’s official charity.

Jones told the club’s official website: “It’s an absolute honour to become an Ambassador for the Leeds United Foundation and the Ability Counts Programme.

“The Foundation helps thousands of people with physical and mental disabilities every year and is a cause really close to my heart.

“Leeds United is a magnificent club with magnificent supporters and the work the Foundation do as the clubs own charity really helps bind the community together and unite the city.

“It’s a real hidden gem and I am proud to support the Foundation. We will make a difference, we will March on Together.”

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