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Football Figures Show Their Support for Armed Forces Via Online Video

Correspondent Corp. Ltd / Winkball (PRWeb) - 20 November 2010

Football Figures Show Their Support for Armed Forces Via Online Video

Roy Hodgson, Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Andy Booth are just some of the footballing figures to lend their support to WinkBall's 'Faces for the Forces' - a video campaign to collect one million video messages for the British Armed Forces


(Vocus/PRWEB) ---- Football figures past and present are the most recent high profile individuals to record their Christmas video messages of peace and prosperity to the troops serving in Afghanistan, thanks to UK video site

It is WinkBall who, with their nationwide campaign ?Faces of the Forces?, have given people in the public eye the chance to show their respect and admiration for the UK troops defending the country - and who will of course be away from their families this Christmas.

WinkBall intend to record a million video Christmas messages in this the festive season. Adding their faces and lending their support to this campaign, football figures have come in thick and fast to wish Britain?s armed forces a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. WinkBall have given these sporting greats a new and innovative way ? using the emotional power of video ? to show their support and appreciation for what they are doing this Christmas.

Alan Shearer, Michael Owen, Roy Hodgson, Andy Booth, Curtis Davies and Dean Windass are just some of the footballing greats who have left their message for the troops in the run up to Christmas so far. These players have expressed deep and ongoing reverence for these men and women in their messages and shown the UK troops how much respect they have for the job they are doing.

Former Bradford City and Hull AFC striker Dean Windass humbly emphasized the heroic nature of the troops jobs saying:

?You?re all legends in my eyes, we?re not legends, you are, so good luck.?    

Liverpool Manager Roy Hodgson focused on the difficulty of their job stating:

?I think we all realize what a difficult war you?re fighting against terror in that country and we all admire your courage and your determination to succeed??    

And Manchester United striker Michael Owen spoke on his team?s behalf saying: ??you?ve got a load of respect here from Old Trafford and myself.?

You can see a montage of these and other celebrities giving their messages here:

The work of the troops is clearly something that is close to the hearts of the football community. With ?Faces of the Forces?, it is their chance to show the brave serviceman of Britain how much they care in a new and unique way.

?Faces of the Forces? is the people?s chance to wish the UK troops a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. So this festive season, let those who are away from their families know that they are in the thoughts and hearts of everyone in Britain. Get online at WinkBall?s Faces for the Forces (, record your video message and lend your support to ?Faces of the Forces?, the campaign to collect one million video messages to the troops working away from home during this time of goodwill.

Notes to Editors:

About WinkBall: is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and video walls for public viewing on the web.

Video messages delivered by WinkBall can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser. WinkBall is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share.

All messages sent through WinkBall are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages. WinkBall is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate online.

Established in London in 2005, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication. Since its public launch in 2009 it has become the UK?s number one video website and spearheads a new genre of citizen reporting.

For more information, please contact WinkBall:

info(at)winkball(dot)com 020 8962 3030

Head of Press: jennifer(at)winkball(dot)com 020 8962 3030

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