On Friday 5th May, Vincent Kompany was inducted in the National Football Museum Hall of Fame during a presentation at the Burnley FC in the Community facility, The Leisure Box in Burnley.
CEO of the National Football Museum, Tim Desmond, was on hand to present the esteemed award to Kompany, alongside CEO of Burnley FC in the Community Helen Gurman, Head of Partnerships Ben Bottomley and students from our football and education programmes.
We were thrilled to be able to give our participants the opportunity to ask Kompany questions about the season and his career.
Speaking to our participants, Kompany said: “I’m very humbled with the award. I’m looking at this room: not so long ago, I feel like one of the kids in the background over there, just trying to enjoy the game, to get better every day, and today I’m here on this seat. I was one of you not so long ago, so follow your dreams, surround yourself with good people and good things will happen.”
Kompany also attended our Clarets Welcome session, which helps males new to the Burnley and surrounding area to develop their football skills, be a part of a team and, most importantly, enjoy football in a welcoming environment. Kompany was eager to talk to our participants about their backgrounds and experience on our community programme!
The Hall of Fame recognises Kompany’s outstanding contribution to the game but also shines a light on his off-pitch achievements with his commitment to tacking homelessness in Manchester and his vital work with us at Burnley FC in the Community. The charity would like to say a huge thank you to Kompany for his support and work with Burnley FC in the Community!