The club does a lot of great work in the community, and this week is no different, with captain Phil Jagielka taking time out to take part in the Side by Side campaign, and surprise one loyal supporter with a season ticket for the 2019/20 campaign.
Jagielka visited Dave Williams hallway through his shift at the Kimberly-Clark paper mill earlier this week, and shocked the 52-year-old when he rocked up wearing a fluorescent orange high-vis jacket, safety boots and protective goggles ready to lend a hand.
Williams has spent more than two decades regularly working overtime in order to buy season tickets for himself and his four sons, but will not have to work quite as hard to make up the numbers this year.
It was actually his sons who nominated Williams for the surprise visit, as a thank you for the work he puts in to take them to Goodison Park every year.
While at the Kimberly-Clark paper mill, Jagielka did not slack around, either, as he gave Williams the afternoon off and started by making a cup of tea for the workers at the plant.
When the club later shared a clip of Jagielka’s factory visit, a lot of the fanbase were naturally impressed…
Can we please keep Jags & Bainsey at the club in some capacity after they’ve retired?? If not coaching, then they’d be perfect to join the trio of Snods,Sharpy & Diamond,as a link between the fans & the club….????????????????
— Mike Sullivan (@SullySullSull) April 3, 2019
Lucky to have a guy like Jags at our club, great player, great captain and a great guy as well. Kind of lad you would like to stay at the club in some capacity when he finishes playing. #trueblue
— ged english (@gedenglish) April 3, 2019
Well done Everton looking after your fans and Phil giving up his free time a true Professional other Premier Teams take note this is how it’s done
— Craig Ackroyd (@CraigAckroyd4) April 3, 2019
Brilliant gesture ????????????????????????????????????
— 1878 Spezials (@SJM1878) April 3, 2019
Nice was that he spent time with him, made him tea and didn’t just say hello and bugger off again.
— Oozalem (@oozalem) April 3, 2019
Brilliant. Love Jags.
— James1878 (@jamesk8321) April 3, 2019
Love these player visits to fans and the videos. ???? Well done Everton. ????⚽️
— Lynne Hill (@EFCLynne) April 3, 2019
These are great ????⚪️top class
— Graeme McVeigh (@GraemeMcV) April 3, 2019
Fantastic!! ????. What a brilliant gesture ????. UTFT !! ????
— Tim Fahy (@tim_fahy195) April 3, 2019
And this is why I love our great club Up The Toffees ????
— Julie (@juliekennedy63) April 3, 2019