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Wilshere: We have a responsibility to the community

Jack Wilshere at The Players' Project

 

Jack Wilshere is excited by the prospect of helping West Ham United fans in the local community as a part of The Players’ Project. 

Wilshere and his Hammers teammates launched The Players’ Project last week, with each player helping to drive core community programmes that deliver life-changing experiences. 

The midfielder is helping to support the youth in the local community, alongside Marko Arnautovic and women’s team Lucienne Reichardt and Esmee De Graaf, and Wilshere is eager to get to work.

“I think The Players’ Project is very important because us as footballers, and the club, have a responsibility to the community,” said Wilshere.

The Players’ Project is very important because us as footballers, and the club, have a responsibility to the community.

Jack Wilshere

“In the community, we’re here a lot. We attract big crowds, kids, and all kinds of people, so if we can help to give them a better life, or a better opportunity in their lives, then us as players, we’re excited to do that.”

Having undergone minor surgery on his ankle, Wilshere is determined to show his absolute best for West Ham once he returns to the pitch. 

“Whenever I’m fit and playing in the Premier League, I’ve always said to everyone that I believe in my own ability,” he added

“Sometimes players go through tough times, injuries and stuff, but I always believe in my abilities. When I get back I’m looking to give my best performances.”