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What connects football and reading?

The answer is a  new scheme to promote literacy and encourage boys, in particular, to read more.

The results of this scheme have been quite dramatic as shown in this report in The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10053825/Footballers-help-get-children-reading.html

Footballers get a lot of stick in the press and it’s good to see their positives played up for once. Seeing that footballers read regularly can provide a good role model and really encourage young boys to read more.

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