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Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott back together to spread the Wallsend Boys Club message

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Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott were back in tandem on Tuesday.

The former Newcastle Manager and Assistant are in Hong Kong as ambassadors for Wallsend Boys Club.

The pair are hosting a sportsman’s dinner tomorrow (Wednesday), with all proceeds going to help Wallsend Boys Club in the great work they do both with football stars of the future and their work in the community.

Today though saw Kevin Keegan and Terry McDermott help to launch this year’s Hong Kong Football Club Soccer Sevens, with Wallsend Boys Club now a regular competitor in the Masters section – the likes of Peter Beardsley and other former stars usually turning out for them.

In the main competition, Newcastle United are usually represented, with their young players travelling to help progress their football education.

The final line-up for the 2017 competition is set to come later this month but the organisers confirmed that teams from England, Scotland, Germany, Italy and France will be involved.

The tournament takes place from Friday 26 May to Sunday 28 May (inclusive), with Newcastle United expected to be confirmed as participants.

Tournament director Chris Plowman at the launch.

“We are delighted to announce that this year’s HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens will be the most diverse in its entire history.

“We will be seeing representation from three of continental Europe’s top leagues in Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga as well as our regular visitors from the English Premier League and Scotland’s Premier League, plus teams from the K-League in South Korea, the J.League in Japan, Australia’s A-League, Singapore and, of course, Hong Kong.”

Kevin Keegan:

“From a football point of view it’s good and for a million (other) different reasons, it’s useful.

“You learn how to behave, it’s a life education, not just football.

“They have to learn what life is about and they learn so much by going on tour with a team – the facilities here are fantastic.”

To check out the great work Wallsend Boys Club do and how you can help, visit their website HERE.


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