Checkout with PayPal this Christmas and help inspire the next generation

Wednesday 11 Dec 2019
England star Nikita Parris (right) gave the gift of football this Christmas

Football-themed Christmas presents helped fuel our Lionesses’ passion for the beautiful game – and your festive purchases this year could help inspire the next generation of England international.

Lucy Bronze, the UEFA women’s player of the year, found a pair of boots under the tree when she was younger – and they remain a firm favourite to this day.

She said: “That was probably my main Christmas present ever. [Those] boots were my pride and joy for a long, long time.

“I didn’t really get a lot of football kits, I didn’t get a lot of boots; we didn’t have a lot of money. But I absolutely adore them.”

Meanwhile, Nikita Parris was overjoyed by the Liverpool shirt she received one year.

She explained: “I always found that the best surprise came in the littlest presents. Whether it be a ring, a necklace, and then one year it was a Liverpool shirt.

“I couldn’t really believe my eyes. I think I put it on over my pyjamas and that was it, I didn’t take it off.”

And this Christmas, you can play your part in driving the ambitions of football-loving youngsters.

Checkout with PayPal on Nike.com by 23 December 2019 and PayPal will donate to Football Beyond Borders, a grassroots charity who use the power of football to educate and inspire young people across the UK.

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By FA Staff