Disney+ has debuted the official trailer for the UK Original series, “Save Our Squad with David Beckham,” which premieres on Disney+ on Wednesday, November 9th.
Co-produced by BAFTA and RTS Award-winning production company Twenty Twenty, and Studio 99, the global content and production studio co-founded by Beckham, “Save Our Squad with David Beckham” is a heart-warming series that sees David Beckham return to his East London roots to mentor Westward Boys, a young, grassroots team who are at the bottom of their league, facing relegation. However, this isn’t just any league… this is the same league that David played in as a young boy. Working with the head coaches, he’ll try to turn the team’s fortunes around.
David Beckham mentors the young squad, sharing stories from his own playing career which spanned over 20 years and saw him play for some of the most successful clubs in the world, to help them learn valuable lessons about practice, ambition and teamwork. Off the pitch, Beckham gets the chance to spend time with players and their families, learning about their lives, hopes and concerns and talking to them about the importance of collaboration, work ethic and community.
In the exclusive trailer, we see the first time the squad meets David Beckham, with one team member quizzing him on missed penalties. For David, this role is about giving back as we see him mentor the boys, give them inspiring team talks and even get his boots back on to try to score a trademark Beckham free kick against our young team.
“Save Our Squad with David Beckham” builds on the company’s commitment to source, develop and produce original productions. Across EMEA alone, Disney’s International Content and Operations team plan to create 60 local productions by 2024 as it continues to work with outstanding creators and premium producer
Westward FC was established in 1985 and is responsible for providing football and enriching activities to over 250 children in the community at any one time. The club has teams ranging from under 8’s to under 16’s who play in the Echo Junior League and Hackney Saturday League. Westward FC is based in Tower Hamlets and Hackney and has a reputation for playing exciting football with several players going on to achieve great honours in the game. The club continuously recruits players from disadvantaged backgrounds from Tower Hamlets, Hackney and surrounding boroughs as part of the Westward Inner-City Sport and Education (WISE) Youth Trust. The club’s success includes 8 London County Cups, 6 Essex County Cups, UEFA Junior Champions, Tower Hamlets Mayor’s Cup and several league titles.