Dele Alli shows off his BMX skills with BT Sport’s The Supporters Club

May 11, 2016

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England midfielder and PFA Young Player of the Year Dele Alli has gone out of his comfort zone and onto two wheels as he shows off his BMX skills.

Alli is helping to lead a campaign between The England Footballers Foundation and BT Sport’s charitable initiative The Supporters Club to inspire the public to celebrate the power of sport.

The 20-year-old headed to Supporters Club partner Access Sport to undertake BMX activities with the project’s local youngsters in Peckham, London.

Alli jostled with British BMX star Tre Whyte and joined in a pursuit race and work with local youngsters on repairing the club’s bikes.

The Supporters Club backs the charity’s Ignite Programme aimed at improving employability and health and wellbeing for disabled young people living in disadvantaged areas in London.

When customers sign up to BT Sport, they are able to make a recurring £1, £3 or £5 monthly subscription to The Supporters Club to help support these and other similar projects.

Globally, BT has ambitious objectives to help raise £1billion for good causes by 2020 and inspire two thirds of its people to volunteer.

Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, said: “We have some fantastic footballers who have volunteered to be involved in the visits and we know it’s not only going to delight the children from each project but we hope it will also help inspire others to get involved with other sporting projects and really help change lives for the better.”

Jen Cox, of The England Footballers Foundation, said: “The England Footballers Foundation and The Supporters Club are a great fit as we share a similar vision to put smiles on faces, raise awareness of particular issues and promote positive change to help make a meaningful difference to the lives of others.”

Hayley Barton, Ignite Programme Leader, Access Sport, said: “Through our work in disadvantaged communities we know first-hand that young disabled people and their families often face multiple levels of exclusion – including exclusion from sport and employment opportunities.

“Thanks to the support from The Supporters Club and The England Footballers Foundation we hope that members of the public will be inspired to head to their local club to see how they can help.

“Dele’s enthusiasm for BMX just goes to show that you don’t have to be an expert in a specific sport to help your local community club.”

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