Less than 24 hours after a study found that girls were being put off physical education at a young age because of 1) a lack of female sporting role models, and 2) the growing view that “getting sweaty” was not feminine, a chief executive of the Independent Association of Prep Schools claimed that British parents are sending their daughters to private schools to protect them from the materialistic WAG culture.
Based on figures published by the association that showed a surge in prep school enrollment amongst female pupils, ”many young girls’ ambitions can include marrying a footballer.” Obviously this is scaring the Prada pants off posh parents, and to ensure their daughters grow up with “real aspiration”, they’re enrolling them in wildly expensive private schools (some to the tune of £25,000-a-year) instead.
Winonah de Jong is almost always on our best dressed list at WAG-friendly events. We’re still obsessed with how much we obsessed over her Halston jumpsuit of 2010, and she was the first WAG to trot out a highly sought-after Victoria Beckham bag. So except for that one incident involving a Stella McCartney lace onesie that we’ve nearly forgotten about, Nigel’s wife does pretty good for herself in our style stakes.
Sad news was revealed late this evening regarding Leicester City’s Paul Gallagher and his wife Hayley’s newborn twins. Unfortunately the couple lost their son, Luca James, while his twin sister, Ava Amelie, was reportedly under careful watch at an undisclosed special care hospital unit.
You may remember Hayley making headlines in March 2011 when she and several other footballers’ wives from the Midlands trekked across China’s Great Wall to raise money for The Meningitis Trust. She championed the charitable cause in honour of her brother-in-law who died from the disease as a young boy, and was joined by Becky Doyle, wife of Birmingham City goalkeeper Colin Doyle, who also encountered the disease after the Doyle’s baby son, Liam, nearly died from meningitis in 2010.
Best wishes to the Gallaghers and our sincerest condolences go out to them.