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Prince William looks in good spirits as he visits Everton Football Club

On the ball! Prince William meets England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford before playing emoji bingo with school children during a visit to Everton Football for his Heads Up mental health campaign

  • Prince William looked upbeat arriving at Everton Football Club in Liverpool today
  • The royal, 37, who is President of the Football Association, was visiting Everton Football Club’s official charity
  • Charity is called Everton in the Community, is part of the Heads Up campaign

Prince William appeared upbeat as he arrived at Everton Football Club in Liverpool today.

The royal, 37, who is President of the Football Association, was visiting Everton Football Club’s official charity Everton in the Community, as part of the Heads Up campaign.

The Duke cut a smart figure in a khaki sweater, blue shirt and navy suit as he met members of the organisation to discuss the charity’s three main projects.

The Head’s Up campaign was previously promoted jointly by Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle in 2018. 

Prince William appeared upbeat as he arrived at Everton Football Club in Liverpool today

Established in 1988, Everton in the Community uses the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire, and is an exemplary model of a club harnessing its influence to support its fans and address key social issues affecting the local community. 

The Duke visited three of the charity’s projects which provide crucial mental health support to different sectors of society.

William was seen meeting Everton football player Jordan Pickford, before playing Emoji Bingo with some of children of Springwell Park Community Primary School.

The projects inlcude Stand Together, a programme which tackles social isolation amongst those aged 70+ living in Merseyside; Everton Veterans Hub, a project which uses sport to engage and support ex-service personnel; and Tackling the Blues, a sport and education-based programme targeting children and young people experiencing mental health challenges.

William was seen meeting Everton football player Jordan Pickford, before playing Emoji Bingo with some of children of Springwell Park Community Primary School

William was seen meeting Everton football player Jordan Pickford, before playing Emoji Bingo with some of children of Springwell Park Community Primary School

The royal, 37, who is President of the Football Association, was visiting Everton Football Club’s official charity Everton in the Community, as part of the Heads Up campaign

The royal, 37, who is President of the Football Association, was visiting Everton Football Club’s official charity Everton in the Community, as part of the Heads Up campaign

During the visit, William will also discuss the Heads Up campaign with a number of Everton Football Club’s first team players, and the importance of encouraging more people – particularly men – to feel comfortable talking about their mental health, and feel able to support friends or family through difficult times.

Heads Up is a season-long campaign spearheaded by The Duke of Cambridge which uses the influence and popularity of football to show the nation that mental health is just as important as physical health. 

It supports the important work which is already taking place across the UK to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and strives to raise awareness, spark conversation and signpost to support.

William supports Aston Villa football club, while his son Prince George, 6, is a fan of Chelsea football club. 

The Duke of Cambridge plays Emoji Bingo with kids of Springwell Park Community Primary School during his visit at Everton Football Club's official charity Everton in the Community

The Duke of Cambridge plays Emoji Bingo with kids of Springwell Park Community Primary School during his visit at Everton Football Club’s official charity Everton in the Community

The Duke of Cambridge (centre) talks to Denise Barrett-Baxendale (left), CEO Everton Football Club and Michael Salla (right), Director of Health and Sport, Everton Football Club

The Duke of Cambridge (centre) talks to Denise Barrett-Baxendale (left), CEO Everton Football Club and Michael Salla (right), Director of Health and Sport, Everton Football Club

The Head's Up campaign was previously promoted jointly by Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle in 2018

The Head’s Up campaign was previously promoted jointly by Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle in 2018

 

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