13 Jun Win a Signed Dele Alli England Shirt!
Everyone at Fusion Fostering has football fever as we prepare for the FIFA World Cup! For the first time in the tournaments history Russia will host the highly anticipated event, which is now celebrating its 21st tournament.
Always ready to get our followers involved, we’re offering you the chance to win a signed Dele Alli England shirt, thanks to our partners at A1 Sporting Memorabilia, Europe’s leading distributor of authentic sports memorabilia. All you have to do to enter the competition is LIKE and SHARE our Facebook video, plus leave a comment telling us who you’re backing, whether that’s England or another team. The competition will run as long as England are in the tournament, which will hopefully be the right the way till the end and we’ll have a 1966-style celebration!
Marketing Director, James Ash, also had an awesome penalty shootout with Stacey Hurst of Hull City Ladies and FC Donop/Voßheide. Check out the video to see who won.
We want children and their foster carers to get involved in the FIFA World Cup as much as possible, as it’s a great way to connect as a family. If you want some inspiration, download our Foz activity sheet, fill it in, take a photo and send back to us via social media. You can also download our World Cup chart, decorate your home, wear your team colours and get creative in the kitchen by cooking a recipe from the country that you’re supporting. And of course, we want you to share all this World Cup activity with us by posting on our Facebook page and tagging @FusionFoster on Twitter and Instagram.
The FIFA World Cup runs from Thursday 14 June until Sunday 15 July. In the meantime, here are some FIFA World Cup facts to get you in the mood:
• The tournament was first held in 1930, when FIFA President Jules Rimet decided to stage an international football tournament. At the time there were only 13 teams, whereas in 2018 there are 32 taking part and in 2022 it will rise to 48.
• The distance between the easternmost and westernmost Russian host cities is the equivalent of London to Moscow – over 1,500 miles.
• 3.2 billion people (almost half of the world at the time) tuned in to watch the 2014 World Cup.
• So far Roger Milla remains the oldest World Cup goal scorer, scoring for Cameroon against Russia in 1994 at the age of 42.
• Back in 1966, the World Cup trophy went missing for a week. Someone had the audacity to steal it, but thankfully it was recovered in time for England to take it home.
• It’s rumoured that each winning country goes through a baby boom nine months after the World Cup. We’re pretty sure you can imagine why.
Get involved with Fusion Fostering
We hope that you’re as excited about the FIFA World Cup as much as we are! If you’d like to have a chat about fostering or ways of working with us, please get in touch on 03301 239355 or fill in our