Paulo Dybala took part in a charity football match in his hometown of Laguna Larga on Saturday. During the course of the proceedings he eventually was awarded a free kick from the edge of the area.
The opposition, well aware of the fact that he had scored 19 goals last season,decided to play it safe by putting the entire team on the goal line.
Some friendly passers by were also roped in to act as reinforcements to further strengthen the wall.
When it was finished it was a thing of some magnificence. How could anyone score a goal through a wall of bodies like that?
Match commander David Duckenfield and Norman Bettison are among six people charged with criminal offences over the Hillsborough disaster.
The Crown Prosecution Service revealed its intentions in a meeting with the victims relatives at 11am this morning.
Last year it was concluded that the 96 fans that lost their lives at Hillsborough in the 1989 stadium disaster had been unlawfully killed.
Following a six month investigation by the Crown Prosecution Service, today six people have been charged for their roles in the Hillsborough disaster, including match commander David Duckenfield and Norman Bettison, who was heavily involved with coordinating the response of the South Yorkshire Police following the dissaster.
Others charged are Graham Henry Mackrell, Sheffield Wednesday’s safety officer; Peter Metcalf, a South Yorkshire Police solicitor; and Donald Denton and Alan Foster, both members of the South Yorkshire Police at the time of the disaster.
Head of the Crown Prosecution Service Special Crime and CounterTerrorism Division, Sue Hemming, announced the charges in relation to the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.
Jürgen Klopp plays the main part in New Balance’s latest Liverpool FC based video and it’s fantastic.
Klopp is pictured looking around Anfield with plenty of passion and determination. In the note to his future self he pledges to never forget ‘what this was all about’ and how he was given a chance ‘to live his dream’. It really makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up:
We can’t wait to see Klopp on the touchline at Anfield again in less than two months.
I love the This Girl Can campaign. It is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. Developed by Sport England, to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.
Even by their standards though the new advert is awesome:
The ad uses extracts from Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Women poem alongside real women taking part in sport.
A group of young carers have made a hard-hitting film showing how stressful it can be juggling responsibilities both at home and in school.
The film, which was made by Fixers, the charity which gives young people a voice, is being launched today on Young Carer’s Day.
You can watch it here:
Jade Dyer, 17, has been the primary carer for her mum for the past four years and takes the lead role in the film. It shows her being reprimanded by a teacher for failing to get an essay in on time as she struggles to look after her mum who has Grave’s disease – an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the body.
Jade, from Bourne End, Bucks, says:
‘Her illness means her moods can be very up and down – when she’s down I need to be there to console her and give her support. She might not be able to get out of bed if she’s feeling like that, so I’ll need to do household tasks like cooking dinner. If she doesn’t take her medication or is particularly unwell she becomes quite immobile, so if she collapses I need to be there to help her up.’
There were times when the teenager struggled to cope with school. She says:
‘My secondary school attendance was very low, and the teachers didn’t realise what I was going through so there was a huge lack of understanding. My grades were affected and teachers could be quite harsh about it.’
Jade, who is now studying for her A-levels at Henley College, plans to show the film at teacher training events. She says:
‘We hope the film will show teachers just how much we have to do – we have a lot more on our plates than the average student and getting some leniency when it comes to things like essay deadlines could really help us.
‘Anyone can be in a caring role and it’s important that teachers are patient and understanding so they can help them. There are a lot of intelligent people who could miss out otherwise. Focus on what that child’s needs are and help them in any way you can.’
O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.
“Jesus: Truth or Fairytale?” a Christmas video resource aimed at 16-19 year olds. For many young people Christmas is a fairytale, a nice story we repeat each year. This video asks the question, what if God really came to town?
The video features Meg Cannon reciting a spoken word piece that brings back the grit, humanity and truth into the nativity story, and then questions what that might change. If Jesus’ birth was a real event, what does that mean for me and what does that mean for you?