East End Kids’ world soccer record bid—in memory of Bobby Moore

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:01 05 October 2010

TEENAGERS are trying to set a new world record in memory of Bobby Moore for the most number of pupils in one school to juggle’ a football for at least 10 seconds without dropping it

By Mike Brooke

TEENAGERS are trying to set a new world record this-afternoon in memory of Bobby Moore for the most number of pupils in one school to juggle’ a football for at least 10 seconds without dropping it.

They can bounce the ball on any part of their body except their arms and hands, without letting the ball touch the ground.

The pupils at Bow Boys’ School in East London are attempting the record at 4pm in the playground to help launch a Disadvantaged Teenagers’ football tournament in the five Olympic host’ boroughs.

Head Teacher Beverly Dobson said: “It’s fantastic being chosen to try and create a world record. We have a really good chance of succeeding.”

The tournament is being organised by the Tribute 2 a Legend’ Trust in memory of the late West Ham and England captain Bobby Moore.

The trust is offering 120 teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds a chance to live their dream’ and play in a top-ranking celebrity soccer match.

A squad of 24 youngsters is being picked from each for the five Olympic boroughs to form a team which in turn plays the other teams on a home-and-away basis. The competition kicks off April next year, on the 70th birthday anniversary of the late Bobby Moore who died in 1993 from cancer.

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