Dad David Beckham has been in South Africa this week, where he visited the kids at Ikhusi Primary School in the township of Khayelitsha as part of the FA’s “Coaching for Hope” project.
“It’s amazing that places like this still exist in the world,” the football star says. “It was the same when I went to Sierra Leone last year. You can talk about these townships and different parts of the world that have poverty, but nothing prepares you for what it’s like for the families and for kids until you actually visit these places. But you also realise just how strong these people are. Just watching the kids play football, it’s just like watching my boys play — that passion, that fun. Kids are the same all around the world.”