ONE of Basingstoke’s footballing sons has played a part in a Football Association (The FA) campaign.

Bournemouth and England footballer Dominic Solanke, who attended Brighton Hill Community School, took to Twitter yesterday (Wednesday) as part of The FA’s 21 Days of Positivity campaign which launched last month.

21 Days of Positivity asks parents and coaches involved in youth football to commit to being positive in their approach and to share their positive stories on social media with #WeOnlyDoPositive.

Dominic’s Twitter video on The FA’s page involved thanking his mum and praising her for the support she has given him throughout his career.

The 21-year-old added: “Both of my parents played a big part for me. My dad used to take me to the park to play football and he helped me to join my first 11-a-side team.

“I enjoyed playing tirelessly with friends and my brother, just for the fun of it until you fall asleep.”

Dominic joined the likes of England stars Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and Jordan Pickford in taking part in the campaign and thanking those that have had the biggest influence on them.

21 Days of Positivity is part of The FA’s Respect campaign which seeks to improve touchline and on-pitch behaviour in youth football across the country.

Research from The FA shows that 90 per cent of youth footballers perform better with positive encouragement.

The period of 21 days was chosen as this is the time it takes to enact a behavioural change and form a habit.