Wayne Rooney's Street Striker Series 2



Second series of ‘Coke Zero’ Presents: Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker sees Manchester United and England star continue hunt for street football stars

This coming Sunday (8th November) sees the return of ‘Coke Zero’ Presents: Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker – a UK wide competition to find the nation’s most skilful street footballers.

The show, to be shown on Sky1 HD and Sky1 at 6.00pm, will be fronted by Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney, along with co-presenter Andy Ansah.

Thousands of teenagers entered to appear on the show this summer, showing off their street football skills in trials around the UK.

Twenty four lucky youngsters who best embodied Wayne Rooney’s passion, determination, skill and raw talent, were selected from the trials. They will now go head-to-head in front of Wayne Rooney in a series of street football challenges, battling it out to become 2009’s ‘Coke Zero’ Street Striker and win a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final in South Africa.

Wayne Rooney says: “It’s been fantastic to see so many youngsters with such drive and ambition as well as huge skill on this year’s show. It’s also good to see so many girls taking part and holding their own against the boys. With tougher street football challenges to face, everyone really had to raise their game to get through. It’s going to be a great show.”

Wayne Rooney has been an official ambassador for Coke since 2004 and ‘Coke Zero’ Presents: Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker has been running since 2005. This is the second year running that the show has been broadcast on Sky1.

James Williams, Head of Brand Experience, Coca-Cola GB, said: “We’re delighted that Wayne Rooney is fronting the show again. Our aim was to give more talented footballers the chance to see if they had what it took to be the Coke Zero Street Striker. We’re really pleased with how popular it has become. We had more youngsters than ever turn out to trial so the standard of competition has leapt up this year. We hope people enjoy watching the show.”

‘Coca-Cola Zero’, dubbed ‘Bloke Coke’, has the great ‘Coke’ taste but zero sugar and has been a huge success since it was launched in the UK in 2006. Coca-Cola has a heritage in football that stretches back over 70 years and spans all levels of the game and is a partner of the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa.

For more information visit cokezone.co.uk/streetstriker.

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