Schofield bows out with Community Award

Dean Schofield ended his Warriors career in style as he picked up the the prestigious Aviva Community Player-of-the-Season Award on Thursday.

The lock, who left the club earlier this week, was recognised at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Awards Dinner for his community work during his time at Sixways.

The former England forward has been at the centre of the club’s community work over the last year after he pioneered the SIFA Fireside project, where players serve breakfast to homeless people in Birmingham.

Once a fortnight a group of Warriors players, buy, cook and serve a full English breakfast to around 120 people at the SIFA Fireside centre.

Warriors Community Foundation Manager Carol Hart said: “I am delighted that Dean was recognised for his outstanding contributuion in the community – the award was much deserved.

“The SIFA Fireside project has been a huge success and Dean has been at the forefront of that effort.”

It is the second consecutive season that a Warriors player has picked up the award. Last season, Shaun Perry won the award for his work with Warriors' Charity Partner Acorns Children's Hospice.

Meanwhile, Warriors vice-captain Chris Pennell missed out on the Aviva Premiership Player-of-the-Season Award. The main prize of the evening was taken home by Harlequins full-back Mike Brown.