Like the majority of us, I was fortunate to grow up in a relatively safe and loving environment and nothing made me happier than having a good kick about with my friends.
Unfortunately, not every child growing up today is as fortunate as I was, which is why have chosen to support Right To Play.
Right To Play work in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America implementing programs designed to develop basic life skills, prevent diseases, teach conflict resolution and instil hope in children affected by war, poverty and disease.
Earlier this week, I met with them to learn more about their work, meet the UK team and thankfully discover it’s not all about football..!!!
I have achieved so much through sport over recent years and believe play is the basic right of every child.