New Zealand All Blacks Join English Footballers For UNICEF

Popular sports stars including England footballers Harry Kane and Chris Smalling and All Blacks players Dan Carter, Ben Franks and Charlie Faumuina have been given a masterclass in how to play board games by a group of children for a humorous video for UNICEF.

“I’ve got some good experience of playing these games thanks to my own children so I felt pretty confident. The children certainly didn’t give us an easy time but we battled on”, said All Blacks player Dan Carter.

“It was important to come together in this film and highlight just how important Unicef’s work is.”

The players competed against the kids in a range of classic board games and even though they took the challenge seriously “the children eventually came out on top, leaving the players in despair”, according to the article in Look to the Stars.

“We’re incredibly grateful that England footballers and New Zealand Rugby stars came together to highlight the grave danger children face in emergencies”, said David Bull, Unicef UK Executive Director.

“During war and natural disasters, when lives get turned upside down, three things matter most when protecting children; precision, response time and team work.”

The clip produced with the help of the professional sports stars “aims to raise awareness of Unicef’s work for children in emergencies in more than 190 countries across the world.”

Article Source: Look to the Stars, October 15, 2015.

Image Source: Youtube


Tags: 2015 Rugby World Cup  All Blacks  Ben Franks  Charlie Faumuina  Dan Carter  Look to the Stars  Rugby World Cup  Rugby World Cup (2015)  UNICEF  

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