On November 9th, BEFC were fortunate to be invited to an audience with Frank Lampard at the UK Embassy in Tokyo. We attempted to sign Frank and while that wasn't possible, Frank kindly signed a BEFC Number 8 shirt for us. We hope that we can use this exclusive BEFC Frank Lampard shirt to raise support for a chosen charity in the future.
Maybe there are some serious Frank Lampard fans out there who despite already having every Chelsea, England, Man City and New York FC signed shirt.... they have yet to acquire the unique, only 1 in existence.... BEFC Frank Lampard shirt!
BEFC had a great day at the UK Embassy in Tokyo where Frank was running a training session for kids with the Chelsea Academy and Foundation, as well as taking a question and answers session which was being streamed live to the UK Embassy's Facebook page. Also accompanying Frank was the premier league trophy on display from current EPL champions Chelsea and part of the UK's Sport is Great campaign.
We asked Frank if he would play for us in the MIFA Embassy Futsal competition that weekend but he said he was retired. So when we told him spain were bringing the Japanese national futsal team's coach Bruno Garcia and possibly ex Spain and Man Utd international Ricardo Lopez, we hoped he would see just quite how seriously some teams were taking it and come to our aid.
While surprised by this, Frank's response was unfortunately 'Oh...well... Good Luck then!'.
BEFC came second... to Spain.... on penalties!!!
Frank!!!! WE NEEDED YOU!
... next time perhaps? .... please...?
Check out photos of An Audience with Frank Lampard on our Facebook page >