The second nomination for this year's Flybe Community Champion award is Jack Littlejohns.
Jack Littejohns has been a part of Barnstaple Ability FC for the last seven years, a club devoted to ensuring those with disabilities and other additional needs have the same opportunities as everyone else to get out there and enjoy the beautiful game.
On the pitch, he is an inspirational captain whose never say die attitude is infectious. Off the pitch he has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the club, raising over £1000 over Christmas to keep the club going and ensure that the players at Barnstaple Ability FC can continue playing football every week, keeping fit and enjoying life!
But in all of the nominations we received for Jack, it was his kind-hearted and one-of-a-kind personality that shone through and just how valued he is by so many people. That’s why he is the second nomination for this year’s Flybe Community Hero Award.
Speaking about being nominated, Jack said: "I was completely stunned to have got the call. Being at Barnstaple Ability Football Club has helped me be the person and loving father I am today.
"I developed learning difficulties since I was a baby, and as I was growing up I got picked on and bullied at school because of my disabilities so when I heard Barnstaple Ability Football Club was catering for players with a disability I decided to join and help carry on the fantastic work that they’ve done.
"I've helped by raising money for the club, and promoting the club on the local radio in hoping that any boys and girls with a disability can join, and are able to make friends and continue in build their confidence and everyday aspects of their lives."
Jack was invited to City's home match against Oldham Athletic,where he received his prize of match tickets and flight vouchers courtesy of Flybe.
If you know someone like Jack who deserves recognition, there is one more round of nominations to go so keep an eye out. Like last year the final three will be put to a public vote before announcing the overall 2019/20 winner at the Exeter City Awards Evening.
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