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18 December 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Leon Balogun has joined the Common Goal movement.
Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun has become the latest player to join the Common Goal movement, alongside captain Bruno.
Balogun has pledged 1% of his Premier League earnings to a collective fund that empowers football for social change organisations throughout the world.
He said, “As football players, we enjoy a high place in society and we have a very important role to play because of this.
"Joining Common Goal gives me the opportunity to actively help and support people in their communities and open up doors to a better life.”
Albion captain Bruno, added, “I am thrilled that Leon has been inspired by seeing what we’re achieving in Common Goal and has stepped forward to join us in helping others
through football.
"I hope this will inspire more players in the Premier League, and beyond,to take the pledge.”
Less than a year and a half since starting, Common Goal has already raised over $1 million, and boasts a unique team of 68 male and female players covering six continents.
The Nigeria international becomes the seventh Premier League player to commit a fraction of their salary to community organisations, alongside Bruno, Juan Mata (Manchester United), Charlie Daniels (AFC Bournemouth), Alfie Mawson (Fulham), Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City), Isaac Christie-Davies (Liverpool).
Meanwhile, Tabea Kemme (Arsenal), Jane Ross (West Ham United), Tessel Middag (West Ham United), Siobhan Chamberlain (Manchester United) and Pauline Bremer (Manchester City) are the Women's Super League players who have joined the the movement - Manchester United Women’s Head Coach, Casey Stoney MBE has also pledged her support. 

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