The Pokémon Company International and The Football Association (The FA) recently launched the second season of Pokémon Futsal. Read on below to learn more:
UK: Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham & Conor Coady play Pokémon GO!
⚠️ We heard reports of wild Pokémon at the England football team training ground ⚠️
So, we tasked Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham & Conor Coady to play some Pokémon GO and capture a few for us!
Check out who managed to capture the most 📺
UK: Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham & Conor Coady play New Pokémon Snap!
Join Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham & Conor Coady from the England Football Team as they get to grips with New Pokémon Snap, alongside sharing a few trips down memory lane from their own international careers 📸
UK: A special press conference with England Manager Gareth Southgate
We invited some primary school pupils to a very special press conference, where they got to ask England football team manager Gareth Southgate some important questions…
Find out his favourite footballer as a child, what position he’d play Scorbunny in & more! 🤩
UK: England Manager Gareth Southgate Interview
“Ello Gareth, how ya doing?” 🎤
Braydon Bent interviews Gareth Southgate on his time as an England football player and now manager.
All with a Pokemon spin of course 😉
UK: #PokémonTCG Shootout Challenge – Luke Shaw v Phil Foden
🥅 It’s Luke Shaw vs Phil Foden in the second Pokémon TCG Shootout Challenge!
Find out which England footballer takes the crown in this exciting head-to-head 📺
UK: #PokémonTCG Shootout Challenge – Jesse Lingard vs John Stones
🥅 The #PokémonTCG Shootout Challenge kicks off with Jesse Lingard vs John Stones!
Jesse was victorious in the last of our challenges, will he do it again? 👀
UK: Phil Foden vs #PokemonTCG Kick Up Challenge
It’s harder than I thought” 😅
Phil Foden takes on the #PokemonTCG Kick Up Challenge.
Does the England footballer take top spot and win the competition?
Let’s find out! 📺
UK: John Stones vs #PokemonTCG Kick Up Challenge
“That one’s a shiny, I think”
John Stones is the next @England Footballer to take on our Pokemon TCG Kick Up Challenge! Can he score enough to take top spot from Jesse Lingard on the leaderboard?
UK: Jesse Lingard vs. #PokemonTCG Kick Up Challenge
“He’s a professional.”
Jesse Lingard is the first England footballer to take on our #PokemonTCG Kick Up Challenge!
Can he score enough to stay at the top of the leaderboard against John Stones and Phil Foden?
Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham and kid Youtuber Tekkerz Kid showcase their skills in the Pokémon Futsal season 2 launch video
London UK – 29th October 2020—The Pokémon Company International and The Football Association (The FA) today launched the second season of Pokémon Futsal, to continue to provide participation opportunities and help younger players develop their football skills.
Building on the success of the opening year of the partnership, the second season will see The FA and Pokémon work closely using their shared values of evolution and progression through training to showcase the benefits that participation in Futsal can have on youth football development.
The FA and Pokémon have released a fun and engaging launch video today, featuring England Senior Men’s players Raheem Sterling and Tammy Abraham, kid Youtuber Tekkerz Kid and football legends Joe Cole and Rachel Yankey, all showcasing their skill with Pokémon’s limited edition Futsal balls, as well as a special appearance from England Senior Men’s Manager Gareth Southgate. The content brings to life the latest season of Pokémon Futsal, encouraging all kids to ‘train like a master’ and continue to learn and evolve their Futsal skills, whatever their level.
The launch video also encourages kids and parents to visit mastertheball.com and learn more about the FA Pokémon Youth Futsal programme, with the option to find participating clubs that are taking part in the FA Pokémon Youth Cup. Not only are these participating clubs able to get hold of the Pokémon kit bundle packs, as showcased in the video, but they can also receive a limited-edition Pikachu Futsal Pokémon Trading Card.
The launch video can be viewed here.
Coming soon, Pokémon will be releasing further exciting content on the mastertheball.com website, including brand new training videos to help kids to continue to develop their game, and an exclusive piece of content, ‘Master Your Skill’, being revealed later this month that encourages kids to showcase their skills!
The FA and Pokémon will continue to work closely together throughout the second season by creating exciting, standout initiatives to engage kids and coaches at participating clubs up and down the country, culminating in the 2020/21 FA Pokémon Youth Cup, targeted at participating Futsal clubs later next year.
England: Evolve your skills with Pokémon Futsal!
Find out how to get involved here: https://bit.ly/2D1Fahk
Pokémon and The FA are kicking off the second year of The FA Pokémon Youth Futsal Programme.
Head over to our website to find out how to get involved, discover online skills and drills, and how you could be in with a chance to get your hands on a special Pikachu Futsal TCG card!
Video featuring: Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, Rachel Yankey, Joe Cole, Gareth Southgate, and Tekkerz Kid!
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit http://www.pokemon.co.uk.
About The Football Association
The Football Association [The FA] is the not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and successfully generates enough revenue to support the investment of £180m into English football each year. The FA oversees 28 England international teams, across men’s, women’s, youth and disability football, as well as running FA Competitions, including the Emirates FA Cup and Women’s FA Cup, and the world-class facilities of Wembley Stadium connected by EE and St. George’s Park, all with a purpose to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation.
Source: The Pokémon Company International