Fitness and Fashion in Korea
The Galaxy have arrived in Korea and Becks has opened up to the press there about a number of topics.
David spoke out about his 100th cap at a press conference in Seoul, pointing out that he still has a distance to go before he’s in top match fitness. Of course, with several more games to go between now and the next opportunity for him to join the England squad, his fitness can only improve. But at the moment, he’s said:
“I would love to reach the hundred caps, but I have to be physically ready to be part of the team.”
In the same press conference, David asserted that despite having his fingers in lots of professional pies, soccer comes first.
“I like to dress nice, look nice, and feel good. But the most important thing for me is soccer. Then, fashion comes after.”
As for being in Korea to face Seoul FC, David said:
“We’re very excited to be here in Korea, and it’s a country very proud and passionate about its soccer. It’s going to be a very difficult game because they have talented players here.”
Read more here.
Wave of Generosity
David added his signature to a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that is being raffled for charity by the Milwaukee Wave. Other stars like Pelé have also signed the bike. The raffle will benefit the charity Wave of Kindness, which promotes soccer to underprivileged youths—a cause obviously close to his heart.
All season long, fans can buy raffle tickets to win the 2008 Sportster XL 883 that has been painted a special Milwaukee Wave blue and will be autographed by various celebrities throughout the winter. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can be purchased online at www.milwaukeewave.com and at all Milwaukee Wave games.
The winning ticket will be drawn at the Major Indoor Soccer League championship game on April 26 at the U.S. Cellular Arena.
Raffle proceeds will benefit Wave of Kindness, a nonprofit organization that brings soccer to inner-city youth through camp scholarships, game tickets, clinics and more. For more information on Wave of Kindness, visit www.milwaukeewave.com and click on the Wave of Kindness link.
Becks Is Healthier-for-You
Becks has partnered with GO3 to launch new health foods and supplements:
GO3, an associated company of Findus Ltd., a leading supplier of premium quality frozen meals and fish in the United Kingdom, announced today the launch of its GO3 line of healthier-for- you and family-friendly products in partnership with international soccer star David Beckham. Omega-3 fish oil supplements for adults and children, the first in a series of GO3 brand products to be introduced in the U.S. market, are now available for purchase online at http://www.go3.com/.
[...]Helping to introduce a line of family-friendly health supplement products to American consumers, David Beckham has teamed up with GO3 to help motivate kids and families lead more active and healthy lifestyles. As a firm believer and supporter of healthy living habits on and off the field, Mr. Beckham was attracted to the GO3 product line because of the company’s commitment to offering a range of family-friendly, healthy lifestyle products.
[...]“Playing soccer since I was a young boy has taught me that good nutrition and a balanced diet is important to remaining healthy and fit,” said David Beckham. “I’m teaming up with GO3 to let adults and children know there’s an easy and simple way to include Omega-3 oils into their daily life.”
More info here.
As usual, don’t forget to check the gallery for new photos—more Hawaii photos are up, and Korea pics are soon to come.