Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Two members of staff and two graduates of the University of Worcester will be among the Great Britain Blind Football squad in the Paralympic Games starting this week.
David Mycockniversity staff member Will Norman and Worcester graduates Keryn Seal and Lewis Skyers will be on the pitch for Great Britain as they start their campaign on Friday, August 31st. The team have been coached by University of Worcester Sports Coaching Science lecturer David Mycock, who will be watching from the sides.
Will, who also played at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008, said: “It will be a huge honour to step out on to the pitch in our home nation. We have been training hard and aim to secure a medal at the Games.”
Great Britain has been drawn in Group A and will face Argentina, Iran and Spain.
The team won a bronze medal at the 2011 IBSA European Championships in Aksaray, Turkey.
David Mycock said: “We have a very talented team who are committed and keen to show the world what they can do.
“I think we’ve got a really good chance of building on the Bronze medal we won at the European Championships last year and hopefully coming home with a Gold or Silver.”
Lewis is one of two sighted goalkeepers, along with Dan James. Dan and Great Britain blind player Robin Williams both play for Worcester Blind Football Club, coached by Mr Mycock, when they are not representing England or Great Britain.