England sure to win say Uckfield kids

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29:  England team during the International Friendly match between England and the Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on February 29, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29: England team during the International Friendly match between England and the Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on February 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

AS WE fast approach England’s first group match, Uckfield and Heathfield Vauxhall dealer, Goldsmith & Allcorn is encouraging local families to embrace the football fever, after a survey by the car-maker, The England Team Sponsor, revealed that kids in Uckfield are more confident of England’s performance than their parents.

Indeed, kids are more optimistic of England winning this summer’s football tournament, with 23% in Uckfield predicting the team will make it to the final, compared to 13% of parents and a fifth of children believing England will lift the trophy, compared to 10% of parents.

Encouragingly however, parents and kids both display a high level of support for England, with 87% of parents and 89% of children in Uckfield saying they will be getting behind the team this summer.

Trevor Goldsmith, Director at Goldsmith & Allcorn, comments: “With the attention well and truly on the England team, after their recent victory against Norway, there’s never been a better time for parents and their families to join us in getting into the football spirit. “Like the kids in Uckfield, we too are confident England will be scoring a fair few successes on the pitch this summer!”

With more parents than kids expected to watch the England team on television, it would seem that whilst kids are more optimistic about the national team’s chances, parents are still planning to give the team their full attention this June. And in true supporter style, respondents in Uckfield aren’t concerned about the prospect of any England matches going to penalties, with 87% of parents and 88% of kids agreeing that England perform well regardless of whether they are involved in a shoot-out.

Trevor Goldsmith, concludes: “As part of Vauxhall’s sponsorship of the England Team, we’re really proud of the team and excited about their prospects. We’d like to encourage everyone in Uckfield to join us in showing their support for the boys. Also, keep an eye out for the new Vauxhall England TV advert, which aired for the first time on June 2.”