TRANMERE striker James Norwood's dedication to the club's community projects has earned him a prestigious accolade.

The fan favourite has been named the club's PFA community champion for 2019. The honour also recognises his status as a fantastic role model on and off the pitch.

This season alone, the 28-year-old has spent time at a number of local schools delivering Rovers' Premier League Primary Stars programme and was a key figure in promoting the Kip on the Kop campaign to raise money for the homeless at Prenton Park.

He has also been a prominent face in promoting Tranmere Rovers' SWA2 initiative to help get young supporters more engaged with the club.

In November, he surprised two fans at their home after they had their bedrooms decorated in the style of the home dressing room at Prenton Park.

The adorable video appeared on ITV News and made a real difference in raising awareness for the campaign.

Norwood also took time out from training to meet Zak Lloyd, who wrote and posted a letter the player a letter detailing all the reasons why he was his idol.

Congratulating James on his award, Steve Williams, manager of Tranmere Rovers in the Community, said "It is always fantastic to see the team getting involved with our projects and taking the time out to come and say hello to the young fans who look up to them.

"The PFA have been great in supporting all of our different initiatives, from mental health to dementia sessions, and we look forward to continuing our partnership next season.

"From everyone in the community team we would like to thank the team, and James in particular, for supporting and promoting our work."