When football author Tom Palmer was young he thought he hated reading - all those match reports and football magazines didn't count. Now he explains how major sporting tournaments can be harnessed to change attitudes to reading for life
Countdown to Euro2012: Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard share a joke during an England football team training session at London Colney, Hertfordshire on May 29 2012. Photograph: Tom Jenkins
I've been working with the National Literacy Trust to develop resources for teachers to use during Euro 2012. Their aim is to harness children's interest in football to inspire them to read for pleasure.