Disney Africa recently announced that former Bafana Bafana and Leeds United soccer star, Lucas Radebe, will front a series of local shorts and lend his skills as a mentor for Disney XD’s brand new soccer-themed series 11.
Disney XD (DStv, Channel 304) viewers will now be able to tune in and see Lucas re-enacting some of the breath-taking goals and unforgettable moments from the series, whilst offering tips, tricks of the trade and valuable nuggets from his successful career.
“I am honoured to be involved in this partnership with Disney XD,” says Lucas Radebe on the Disney 11 campaign. “This campaign covers a number of issues that are close to my heart including football development and working with kids. I’m excited to be a mentor to show them that, like me, they can start from the bottom and reach great heights through hard work, determination and belief in themselves and their abilities.’
In conjunction with DStv, Disney also kicks off a once-in-a-lifetime competition across South Africa for kids to stand a chance to win an exclusive mentoring session with Lucas. Kids (with permission from their parents or guardians) have until 10 July 2017 to log on to the website and motivate why they should be selected for this incredible opportunity.
If selected, the winner and up to 10 of their friends will spend a day with the soccer legend who will share insights, teach skills and take them through their paces.
“We are thrilled that Lucas has come on board and lent his immense talent to the local filming and mentorship for Disney 11,’ says Christine Service, senior vice president and country manager of the Walt Disney Company Africa. “Drawing on themes of personal adventure, skills transfer and sport in this unique, proudly South African content is a great compliment to Disney XD’s brand new series.’
11, Disney XD’s new live action telenovela-style series hit TV screens in May and airs at 16h50 each weekday on DStv Channel 304. The series features Gabo, a 16-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother Amelia in a picturesque town called Álamo Seco in Argentina. His greatest passion is football. His superb playing skills do not go unnoticed by Francisco (Nicolas Pauls), football coach at prestigious sports-oriented high school IAD (Instituto Academico Deportivo), who decides to offer him a scholarship at the institute and a place in the “Golden Hawks’, the school’s official team. Along the way, Gabo will acquire the tools he needs to become a positive leader for the group. He will experience victories, defeats and the pain of facing the truth about his family’s story.
Make sure you are a part of Disney 11 with Lucas Radebe this year by visiting the website from 28 June – 10 July 2017 to stand a chance to win your dream mentorship with the South Africa icon. Also look out for more Disney 11 each weekday from 16h50, only on Disney XD (DStv, Channel 304).