We feel it is important to constantly engage with our team to support and build a positive growth mindset. This is an opportunity to meet their heroes and listen to their journey as to what it takes to become a professional footballer. This is an exclusive opportunity to inspire the next generation of players and motivate them to work hard and achieve their dreams..
Sports personalities can play an important role in our children’s lives. They are role models for our younger generation. Giving players the opportunity to ask questions and answer their natural curiosities about what it takes to be successful. Their words of encouragement can plant the seed to help them to grow as individuals, to believe in themselves, work hard and follow their dreams..
Willy Caballero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Chelsea and the Argentina national team. He spent most of his career in Spain, representing Elche and Málaga and competing in La Liga with the latter club. In the summer of 2014 he signed for Manchester City, helping them win the 2016 League Cup. Furthermore, Willy has won many trophies and speaks in depth about his illustrious career.
Asmir Begović is a Bosnian professional footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Championship club AFC Bournemouth and the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. The former Chelsea and AC Milan goalkeeper started his professional career with Portsmouth, making his Premier League debut in May 2009 and joined Stoke City in February 2010. In July 2015, he joined Premier League champions Chelsea and won the Premier League, he then joined AFC Bournemouth two years later.
Tim Ream is a central defender and currently plays in the Premier League for Fulham FC. Ream started his professional football career at Chicago Fire Premier during his college years and joined New York Red Bulls in 2010, securing the Eastern Conference title in his debut season. In January 2012, Ream moved to Bolton Wanderers featuring 126 times for the club, and his last two years saw him voted Player of the Season by their supporters. In August 2015, Ream moved to Fulham FC to become a crucial part of both teams that won promotion from the Championship with Fulham’s fans comprehensively voting him as their Player of the Season for 2017/18. Ream made his first appearance for the United States in a 1-0 win over South Africa in November 2010, and is now a regular in the squad.
Ruben Loftus – Cheek is an English professional footballer currently playing at Premier League Club Fulham FC, on loan from Chelsea. Loftus-Cheek joined Chelsea’s youth system at the age of eight, with Jose Mourinho giving him his professional debut on 10 December 2014 against Sporting CP in a UEFA Champions League group stage match, replacing the legendary Cesc Fabregas. Tall, technical and powerful, the sight of Ruben Loftus-Cheek in full flight is one to behold and his rise through the ranks hasn’t been without its setbacks though, with growing pains restricting his earlier appearances for both club and country before he could really strut his stuff in the Premier League during a loan spell with Crystal Palace in 2017-18.
Shannon Moloney is an ex professional footballer who began her career at Lewes FC and has also developed a football academy in partnership with the club to support the next generation of players. She then moved onto play for Tottenham Hotspur FC and is now their Global Football Development Coach as well as an AIA Ambassador. In addition, Shannon has extensive knowledge as a qualified teacher, worked for the Metropolitan Police and was a anti-social behaviour manager for the largest housing association in London. She's progressed throughout her career on and off the field with her story inspiring children to follow their dreams!