Europa League Trophy Tour Arrives In Surrey
Kicking off with school children in Surrey, Kia will be collecting unwanted football boots to donate to Syrian refugees
As part of the tour, Chelsea and Barcelona legend, Eidur Gudjohnsen visited the Three Rivers Academy in Walton-on-Thames on Friday 5th April. The former striker held a football coaching session with pupils from the school, complete with a Q&A discussion with the teachers and children.
Throughout the duration of the UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour, fans and players are encouraged to donate unwanted football boots and trainers. In partnership with the UEFA Foundation for Children, the boots will be taken to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to be given to Syrian refugees this summer.
What's more, every fan who donates a pair of boots will be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the UEFA Europa League Final, which takes place in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday May 29th. Flights and accommodation will also be provided.
Anne Louise Payne, Head Teacher at Three Rivers Academy said, “We are proud to support this amazing initiative by Kia and UEFA. Football is a global sport which is being used as a tool to help people globally. Our school is fully committed to the cause and we will do everything we can to support.”
The UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour, driven by Kia, kicked off at the Geneva International Motor Show on Saturday March 9th and will end on 16th May, ahead of the UEFA Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan. The tour visits Geneva, Seville, Berlin, London, Milan, Moscow, Paris and Baku, where fans will have the opportunity to see the UEFA Europa League trophy up close and meet football legends at a variety of city-centre pop-up locations, local amateur clubs and schools.
Please click here for more information on the UEFA Europa League Trophy Tour driven by Kia.