England manager Gareth Southgate meets 'the future talent of football' in Milton Keynes

Vauxhall retailer, Thurlow Nunn Milton Keynes, welcomed Gareth Southgate to its dealership last week, giving a Milton Keynes youth football team an exclusive chance to meet the England manager.

Thanks to the Vauxhall sponsorship of the England football team, the Woburn and Wavendon Football Club were able to put their most pressing questions to the football legend as he agreed to be put on the spot by the youngsters.

The team, which is sponsored by Thurlow Nunn, were whisked off to meet Gareth on-board the England Team coach.

Upon arrival, everyone was given the football star treatment, as well as being able to ask Gareth anything they wanted, from footballing tips and team tactics to insights into the England team.

The budding football players were also presented with an England shirt signed by Gareth and the England team, which will serve as a memento of the day for the club.

Robert Hill from Woburn and Wavendon Football Club said: “We couldn’t believe our luck when we were told we would not only be able to meet Gareth Southgate, but also the kids would be able to ask him anything they wanted. The man is a footballing legend and he absolutely did not disappoint, he answered all of our questions honestly and openly, and was a fantastic sport!”

Simon Grylls, regional director at Thurlow Nunn says: “We were delighted to be able to give the youth teams the chance to meet a footballing icon. With Vauxhall being the England Team sponsor, they are able to extend #GetIN opportunities like this where they can, and we are over the moon to be have been a part of this one.”

“He certainly lived up to their expectations. It was a real honour to meet Gareth and we hope the team take away not only a signed shirt, but also some fabulous memories from the day.”

Gareth Southgate added: “I’d just like to say thank you to the team at Thurlow Nunn for inviting me – I had a brilliant time, and it was really great to meet the future talent of football. The kids had some fantastic questions; they certainly put me through my paces!”


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