Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Defenders Join Together to Sign Up for Mata's Fundraiser

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Defenders Join Together to Sign Up for Mata's Fundraiser

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BOURNEMOUTH defender Charlie Daniels and Swansea centre-half Alfie Mawson have become the first Englishmen to join Juan Mata's Common Goal initiative.

Premier League duo Daniels, 31, and Mawson, 23, have both pledged to donate at least one per cent of their salaries to high-impact football charities around the world after United playmaker Mata launched the initiative in August.

Mata welcomed the duo, saying: "I've been speaking to several English players who have shown an interest in Common Goal and it's brilliant that Charlie and Alfie are the first players to make the pledge. They are both top Premier League players and their commitment is a great step in the evolution of Common Goal."

"I've experienced pretty much everything that you can live as a player in England, maybe that's why I'll never forget where I've come from," Daniels said. …

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