Lads delight youngsters in South Korea
24 May 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Heung-Min Son, Kyle Walker, Ben Davies and Kevin Wimmer had a busy but thoroughly enjoyable day in South Korea today (Wednesday, May 24).
As part of the Club’s promotional trip to Seoul, the players visited Paiwha Girls’ High School for an AIA Healthy Living class.
The quartet received a fantastic reception from a crowd of 900 girls as they helped to promote AIA’s lifestyle messaging by taking part in a heathy food making competition. The boys were paired up with a student each and asked to create the authentic Korean dish Gimbap, with Kevin Wimmer and his partner Hanna Kim emerging victorious following a blind taste test by the head teacher.
Players also got a chance to participate in the Shoot For Love Challenge, a charity campaign set up by the Guus Hiddink Foundation which raises money for children with cancer. All four were required to kick balls at a hanging target, which Ben Davies eventually hit to the delight of the students.
Speaking at the school, Ben said: “Young people often view us as role models so it’s important for us to help spread the message about healthy living. The reception we received here today was amazing and it’s great to see the smiles on everyone’s faces.”
Above: Sonny gets a warm welcome on stage this morning!
Later in the day, the quartet brought smiles to the faces of a group of youngsters as they held coaching sessions and signed autographs for them. Organised by AIA, the activity was for a group of children attending the Seoul Rehabilitation Centre for Cerebral Palsy (SRCCP), who were delighted to share a football pitch with local hero Son, plus team-mates Kevin, Ben and Kyle.
After holding a press conference for almost 80 assembled members of the media at Kayang Reports Centre, the players signed autographs and posed for photos with the youngsters, who all suffer with Cerebral Palsy.
The quartet then took to the field with the children and gave them memories they will always treasure as they gave kicked a few footballs around with them and gave them a few pointers to enhance their football abilities. The players then presented a signed shirt to the Chief Executive of the SRCCP, Jung Hang-Gun.
The event was also attended by members of the South Korea official Spurs Supporters’ Club, who were able to get items signed and posed for photos with the lads.
The visit to Seoul takes place in the days leading up to the Club’s exhibition match against Kitchee SC at the Hong Kong National Stadium on Friday, May 26, with the four players joining up with the rest of their team mates in Hong Kong on Thursday to prepare for our fixture against the domestic league champions.