Arsenal Footballer Beth Mead gives children an ‘Xtraordinary’ surprise, with YouTuber Ricky West and the Honor 9X

Today, Honor has cut the price of the Honor 9X by £30, making it the ideal time to buy this big-screen, no-notch, triple-camera, big-battery phone.

But a selection of children at Princes Risborough pan-disability junior football club got an even bigger surprise when they were visited by Arsenal and England Lioness football player Beth Mead, responsible for scoring 33 goals in 76 appearances for Arsenal since 2017.

Ricky West and Beth Mead

During a smartphone masterclass being held by YouTuber Ricky West, who helped Honor launch the PocketVision app in Berlin last September and is also a volunteer team coach, the children were shocked to learn that Beth hadn’t just recorded a video message for them, but was actually waiting behind a closed door to deliver Christmas gifts of Honor 9X phones, and give hints and tips on what it takes to become a professional athlete.

Beth Mead playing for England
Beth Mead playing for England (Image: Wikipedia)

The junior football club managed by Melanie Timberlake, UK Coaching Disability Coach of the Year 2018, has been running for boys and girls aged 4 to 16 since 2014, making football accessible to everyone regardless of ability.

“I’m delighted to have joined forces with Honor today to meet these budding young stars, especially as I am such a huge advocate of football being a sport for everyone, regardless of your ability. As a female player, I’m grateful to those who have fought to get women’s football to where it is today and believe this opportunity should be extended to anyone who is passionate about the game.

“Whether it’s in sports or our daily lives, it’s time to tear down misconceptions about disability and build a more inclusive society and it’s been amazing to see first-hand how innovative technology is being used to empower people and enabling them to lead more confident and independent lives. Sport is a brilliant platform to help young people build up their confidence as well as their leadership and communication skills and with accessible technology such as PocketVision on the Honor 9X, these young athletes can go one step further and practice these skills off the pitch in their everyday life.”

Beth Mead, Footballer for Arsenal and England

“Today has been a real festive treat for the kids. It was great to see the smile on their faces when Beth arrived – it’s not every day you get to meet a Lioness! As a champion of inclusivity in sport, Beth is a fantastic role model for the team and we can’t wait to get back on the pitch and play some more great football next year.”

Melanie Timberlake, Princes Risborough pan disability junior football club

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