So I just wanted to catch you up on the events of this week. My wife Menaye and I have been sponsoring an after school football club for 8-10year olds in London working with an awesome charity called The Kids Company. They give practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and their Tree House initiative is a really cool project which picks the kids up from school in a minibus, takes them to do fun sports activities like football and then takes them back to the Tree House centre for dinner. We are so honored to be part of such a fantastic life changing scheme as sport really is a great healer and can do great things for teamwork and confidence.
Yesterday, Menaye got the chance to go along to the football club in London and meet all the kids taking part! She said they were so funny and full of life, asking her hilarious questions about being a footballers wife and what I am like throughout the session! She also asked them why they wanted to be footballers and I was so pleased to hear that the answers were ‘because they just love football and are happiest when they are on the pitch’ – remind you of anyone?? I was so disappointed I couldn’t make the trip because I needed to stay in Milan for therapy on my knee but I did send them a video message to give them some support and gave Menaye some AC Milan kit to give the kids which apparently they loved.
I will definitely be making a trip over to London in the near future to meet the kids, but in the meantime check out the video we made to see what advice I gave them.