Sir Rod Stewart has reportedly made quite the gesture for his 10-year-old son Aiden’s football team, turning the pitch at his mansion into their official training ground after they lost theirs during Covid.
The musician is very passionate about supporting his son’s under-12s team, the Junior Hoops, now giving them a home at his pad in Epping Forest, Essex, after they were left without a training ground during the pandemic.
A source said: ‘Sadly, they lost their usual ground because of the pandemic and have had nowhere to train, so Rod stepped in. He has opened his house to the entire team, along with the coaches and parents, to allow them to train.’
They added to The Sun: ‘Rod doesn’t want his son or the other kids to suffer, so he’s turned his place into their official training ground.
‘Now, twice a week, the team turn up to play and train for their matches. It means the world to Rod that he is able to do that for his son and their team.’
It’s not the first time Sir Rod has thrown his support behind the team, as he was previously filmed giving them an epic pep talk – and we’re sure it doesn’t hurt to have him in their corner!
Sir Rod has eight children altogether – Sarah, 58, Kimberly, 42, Sean, 41, Ruby, 34, Renee, 29, Liam, 27, Alistair, 15, and Aiden,10.
He’s married to Penny Lancaster, 51, who he shares his youngest two sons with.
The star previously opened up on being ‘different fathers’ to his different kids, due their age differences.
‘I have to be several different fathers because of the different age groups of my kids,’ he told People. ‘You really have to treat all of them as individuals with individual problems.’