Tuesday, 20 November 2012

One last challenge for David Beckham

As David Beckham announces he is leaving LA Galaxy and says he is looking for “one last challenge before the end of my playing career” why doesn't he come to Woking and propel our local team to the top of the league?

A top flight player to a local team?

There is precedent for this.  Between 1993 and 1997 former Chelsea player Clive Walker was on the Woking team.  He played a key part in several FA Trophy cups and in securing an FA Cup replay against Coventry.  He was of a similar age to Beckham when he made his debut for the Woking team.

Supporting non-league football?

Big stars always want to support grass roots football.  What better way to do that than going back to the grass roots yourself.  Woking gate income would rise, as would that of the teams they play against.  It would be a major boost for non-league football.

What is there to attract the Beckham family to Woking?

I'm sure 'Posh' would love to shop at the Peacocks.  The Beckhams could buy a mansion in Hook Heath and hob-nob with our local MP and leading Tory councillors.

Ron Dennis could give David and Victoria a test drive in his latest road cars built at the Woking factory.

Mr and Mrs Beckham can take their pick of local gyms to maintain their physiques and the children can swim at the Pool in the Park or Spectrum in nearby Guildford.  There are lots of soft play areas around for the youngest Beckham and bowling or Laser quest for her brothers at the Big Apple.

The whole family could enjoy Spice Girls the musical when it undoubtedly arrives on the Woking stage at the New Victoria Theatre and the Ambassadors cinemas have all the latest films plus a Saturday morning kids club.

Arts and culture are on offer at the Lighbox, we have a fantastic new library with a teenage zone that will appeal to the older Beckham boys and Mizens Steam Railway at Knaphill attracts young and old.

Woking offers easy access to top UK theme parks with Thorpe Park on our doorstep in Chertsey and both Legoland and Chessington within a forty five minute drive.

If the Beckhams have become big basketball fans whilst in the states we’ve got the Blackhawks playing locally.

Horsell Common is great for family walks and bike rides in the countryside.

Woking is just a 25 minute train ride from the centre of London for all those important business deals and ideally situated within easy reach of Heathrow and Gatwick for all that globe trotting.

Lots to attract a family to Woking ...

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