Grapevine: Schumacher Helps Football WC

World Champion Michael Schumacher has thrown his weight behind preparations for the 2006 football World Cup in Germany - by helping a major campaign to find ball boys for the tournament

Grapevine: Schumacher Helps Football WC

The Ferrari ace is to support the German Football Federation (DFB) as an ambassador for their 'Ball Wizard 2006' initiative.

The aim is for German children aged between 14 and 16 to prove themselves in football training courses, with the best of them being singled out for scholarships to help their career - as well as the chance to become a ball boy during the World Cup itself.

Schumacher himself recently took part in one of the training courses while in Jerez in Spain and was handed a DFB award for passing. It is unlikely, however, that he will be picked to become a ball boy.

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