Newly appointed Danone Nations Cup ambassador Tom Ince and his father, Blackpool Manager Paul Ince, visited Team England this week as the school team prepared for the Danone Nations Cup World Final. Tom put the team through their paces in a bespoke training session, which ended with a presentation of their Team England shirts.
The presentation at Cardinal Heenan, the Liverpool school that will represent England, included an assembly for the children hosted by the pair and Danone Nations Cup ambassador John Scales. The U12 team, who will represent England at Wembley in September, had the chance to ask Tom questions about training, preparation for big games and playing under pressure.
Tom Ince, Ambassador for the Danone Nations Cup, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to come and offer advice to these kids. I remember when I was in their shoes and it’s important to keep pushing and following your dreams. The Danone Nations Cup is a great way help children keep fit and gives them a great opportunity to play at Wembley. I can’t wait to be there when they compete for England in the World Final and I wish them the best of luck.”
The World Cup Final which is taking place at Wembley on 07 September will welcome over 400 children from 32 countries for a once in a lifetime opportunity to show off their footie skills in front of FIFA World Cup champion and Danone Nations Cup ambassador Zinédine Zidane and compete to become the under 12 world champions.