Kevin Keegan OBE, international football and former manager of the England National Football Team is proud to be supporting Manchester’s bid to become the country’s first ever City of Football. The two-year pilot programme, funded by lottery cash and administered by Sport England, aims at getting 14-25 years olds back into playing football in all its forms.
Kevin Keegan and his company - SOKKA are delighted to be part of the Manchester Football Consortium. ‘With SOKKA being based in Manchester and my links with the city through my time managing Manchester City, Manchester is an obvious fit from the cities being shortlisted. We are proud to be supporting the city and to be part of the Football Consortium. Manchester is a fantastic city, steeped in great footballing history.’
Since leaving football management, Kevin Keegan has focused his attentions on creating the world’s first fully portable interactive football games. ‘SOKKA has been designed to allow anyone, irrespective of their ability, to play football and improve their skills. For me it’s about having fun, and by having fun you learn new skills and get fit in the process. I am excited by the Manchester bid as I see SOKKA complimenting it’s bid by offering something completely new and innovative that will be the differentiator when comparing against the other.’
SOKKA, along with Manchester United, Manchester City, the city’s Football Association, the National Football Museum and both Manchester universities – as well as a string of companies, colleges and sport charities are backing the Manchester bid.