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iGoal Supports National Visually Impaired Tournament
1st February 2009
In conjunction with the Oxfordshire FA, Summertown Stars hosted a Futsal Festival for visually impaired (VI) players. Players from London Lasers, a VI team jointly trained by Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, attended the event at Blackbird Leys leisure centre. Peter Shilton, the legendary England goalkeeper was also in attendance. It was a fantastic day for all involved. Peter, who is brand ambassador for IGOALS, was superb with the children, taking time to answer questions, posing for photographs and signing numerous autographs.
Marisa Chamberlain, who plays for Oxford United Centre of Excellence acted as a sighted goalie for London Lasers. The players were enthusiastic and extremely energetic, and there were some great moments of skill in the games and some humorous goal celebrations! The event attracted a great deal of interest from the media, and British Blindsport was represented along with the Oxford Children’s Hospital. Peter signed some copies of his autobiography and a goalkeeper’s jersey, which will be sold to raise money for the Oxford Children's Hospital.
Peter Shilton went on to Kassam Stadium, home of Oxford United FC to give pitch side presentation to OUFC U’16 girls team during half-time – OUFC went on to win the match against Lewes FC 2-1.
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