My dad is number one role model (... but David Beckham is a good substitute), say boys of today

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Article featured in the Daily Mail, 12/01/11

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Louise Ellis, sport psychologist and performance consultant, said: 'It's testament to Beckham's sheer hard work and determination both on and off the pitch, as a sportsman, a businessman, a father and a global ambassador. 

'He's a winning inspiration for the new generation.'

The children who picked Beckham as a role model are seemingly in well-educated company.

Period12 Jan 2011

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  • TitleMy dad is number one role model (... but David Beckham is a good substitute), say boys of today
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Daily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date12/01/11
    DescriptionThe only person able to better David Beckham as a role model for young boys in Britain today is a son's own father, according to new research.

    A nationwide study of more than 1,200 boys and their parents found that one in five boys (18 per cent) look up to the former England captain, himself a father of three boys.

    However, 50 per cent of the boys surveyed said their own father was their number one role model.
    URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1346343/Dads-popular-David-Beckham-role-models-boys.html
    PersonsLouise Ellis
  • TitleUK fathers 'are top role models'
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBelfast Telegraph
    CountryIreland
    Date12/01/11
    DescriptionThe nationwide study of more than 1,200 boys and their parents found one in five boys, or 18%, look up to the former England captain.

    However, 50% of the boys surveyed said their own father was their number one role model.

    Other sports stars cited by young boys as top role models were Cristiano Ronaldo and Roger Federer.

    The findings are in contrast to those of parents who favoured musicians, actors and even royalty among their role models with Madonna and Diana, Princess of Wales securing pole position with 14% each.

    Other celebrities on the list included Jeremy Clarkson, Lord Alan Sugar, Bill Gates and Simon Cowell.

    Louise Ellis, sport psychologist and performance consultant, said: "It's testament to Beckham's sheer hard work and determination both on and off the pitch, as a sportsman, a businessman, a father and a global ambassador. He's a winning inspiration for the new generation."
    URLhttps://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/uk-fathers-are-top-role-models-28581091.html
    PersonsLouise Ellis