News | Entertainment
23 Sep 2020 3:31
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Prince William has thanked football fans for supporting their local communities during the coronavirus pandemic

    The 38-year-old royal - who is president of the FA and supports Premier League side Aston Villa - praised people for showing the "spirit"of the game in recent months by casting rivalries aside in order to help those in need


    Marking the start of the new Premier League season on Saturday (12.09.20), William said in a video message shared on Twitter: "As our national game, football is a source of togetherness and community spirit for millions.

    "Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen football come together to support its communities.

    "Rivalries have been set aside to help those most in need.

    "From reaching out to isolated fans, and promoting physical and mental health, to helping those who have felt the financial impact, and supporting our amazing NHS.

    "I want to say a huge thank you to every single football club and fan that has helped those affected by the pandemic.

    "The support you have given to your communities this year is a true testament to the spirit of football in this country.

    "Thank you and best of luck for the season ahead."

    William - who has Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, with the Duchess of Cambridge - recently admitted he sees the sport as the ideal way to "let out some steam".

    Asked if football is his release, Prince William replied: "It is now. Since becoming a dad, without a doubt, football has become way more important than it used to be.

    "I need to go and be amongst other guys and let out some steam, shout a bit."

    The British royal believes the sport has become more "relevant" to him in recent years.

    He said: "It has become a lot more relevant to me and I need it. Talking about football helps a lot."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     22 Sep: Millie Mackintosh's pregnancy was a "rollercoaster"
     22 Sep: Jenna Dewan says Steve Kazee is "sexy fatherhood personified"
     22 Sep: Cardi B's daughter has her own Instagram account
     22 Sep: Una Healy's ex-husband has admitted he wasn't "very respectful" when he remarried on the day their divorce was granted
     22 Sep: Jesse Nadler is the "sole catalyst" for Dina Lohan getting back on track
     22 Sep: Victoria Beckham's kids thought their mom was "so cool" in the 90s
     22 Sep: Maya Jama is "psyched" about kick-starting her acting career
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    A year ago few people had heard of Cullen Grace, now the 20 year old flanker has his eyes set on a test debut for the All Blacks More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Droves of returning Kiwis are pushing house prices up More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Millie Mackintosh's pregnancy was a "rollercoaster" 21:57

    Business:
    Droves of returning Kiwis are pushing house prices up 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Jenna Dewan says Steve Kazee is "sexy fatherhood personified" 21:27

    Politics:
    Helen Clark says she wants cannabis legalised because it's plain wrong to criminalise such a widely used drug 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Cardi B's daughter has her own Instagram account 20:57

    Entertainment:
    Una Healy's ex-husband has admitted he wasn't "very respectful" when he remarried on the day their divorce was granted 20:27

    Entertainment:
    Jesse Nadler is the "sole catalyst" for Dina Lohan getting back on track 19:57

    Entertainment:
    Victoria Beckham's kids thought their mom was "so cool" in the 90s 19:27

    Cricket:
    The Silver Ferns won't have a chance to end their Constellation Cup drought this year, with the trans-Tasman series abandoned for 2020 18:57

    Netball:
    Netball's Constellation Cup between the Silver Ferns and Australia has been canned for 2020 18:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd