Paul Pogba and adidas have linked up to create the ‘PogPitch’ in Roissy-en-Brie – Pogba’s hometown just outside of Paris where his football journey began. Dubbed a ‘playground of possibilities’, the pitch will be used to inspire the next generation of young ballers in the area.

Three years after the launch of the ZZ (Zinédine Zidane) playground near the Stade de France, adidas is continuing its mission to make sport accessible to all, this time collaborating with France and Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba. The ‘PogPitch', as it’s affectionately referred to by the man himself, reflects the legacy of the French player in his home town and aims to be a symbol of inspiration for the next generation. Opening today, the playground has been built for for local communities and associations, encouraging the young people of Seine-et-Marne department to share and create social cohesion, and encourage them to practice a more inclusive and fair game.

The playground has been created in Pogba’s unique style – a real symbol of the his legacy in the neighbourhood where he grew up – with the aim to pass on the same passion that led Paul to being a world champion, to new generations. 

Pogba announced: “I am truly honoured and proud to inaugurate this beautiful playground in my home town, Roissy-en-Brie! I can see myself 20 years ago, here, playing football with my friends. I would have loved to have had access to this playing field, and I am genuinely convinced that it will inspire new generations. While some will see it as the construction of a simple playground, I can see a pitch offering infinite possibilities.” 

Besides its extraordinary design, Pog Pitch is unique in France due to its responsible manufacturing. It was made with 62% recycled materials, being comprised of 3 tons of non-recycled materials along with 5 tons of recycled rubber, including 3.5 tons of non-adidas post-industrial car waste, and 1.5 tons of rubber from recycled adidas shoes.

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Pogba will next be in action when France get their Euro 2020 campaign underway on Tuesday 15 June against Germany.