The sports star will a host a series of football masterclasses on Saturday morning television, aimed at encouraging children to get into sport
David Beckham will be regularly gracing our screens with a new sports-based children’s programme aimed at encouraging an active lifestyle.
The new initiative, named Game Changers, will air on Sky Sports and feature a regular football masterclasses slot by the former England Ace. We suddenly just became very interested in football…
David said: ‘It’s an ambition of mine to inspire more young people to take part in sport. I’m excited to be one of a great group of athletes contributing to Game Changers and working with Sky, who have the passion to make it happen.’
The show will feature a host of sporting talent with Olympic champion, Jessica Ennis-Hill appearing alongside Becks to teach children heptathlon, as well as gold-medal sprinter Darren Campbell presenting the show every Saturday at 9am.
Since David announced his retirement from Premier League football in May, there has been much speculation over his next career move. Though he made it clear early on that management was not on the cards any time soon.
Speaking about his retirement, David said: ‘Management has never interested me at all, I must admit. In five or 10 years, I might turn around and say “I actually fancy management”, but I don’t think that’s ever going to happen. I enjoy other stuff more.’
The Sky Sports show follows a strong link with the channel since the Beckhams’ return to the UK. David Beckham became Sky Sports brand ambassador earlier this year and is set to front a major TV campaign for the satellite broadcaster starting next week.
The minute-long advert, which will air on Monday, is going to feature ‘multiple Beckhams’ to demonstrate the multiscreen availability of the channel. We can’t argue with that.
Evidently we can look forward to a lot more Becks on our TV screens. The first show, on 17 August, will be broadcast live in front of a studio audience to all television users at 9am and available on Sky Sports thereafter. Set your alarms, ladies…