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I'm an international player too: The pathway to success for England and Great Britain Paralympic Footballers (Inspire LT, Talbot Campus)

Disability History Month 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016 at 17:00 (GMT)

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Event Date: 5 December 2016

 

Time: 17:00-18:00

 

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Did you know that more people play disability football than rugby league in the UK? The pinnacle of disability sport is the Paralympic Games, and Bournemouth University are pleased to announce some of the major figures in disability football are coming to Disability History month. Both the GB/England captains will be sharing their stories- Keryn Seal (Blind captain) and Jack Rutter (Cerebral Palsy captain), as well as several members of the Rio 2016 Cerebral Palsy Paralympic Football squad (James Blackwell, Liam Irons, Giles Moore, Emyle Rudder). Accompanying them will be Jeff Davis who is National Elite Development Manager for disability football at the Football Association. Jeff has also led the GB football squads at three Paralympic Games, in his role as Performance Director at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Paralympics. 

 

Speaker Biographies

Jeff Davis:


Jeff Davis is the National Elite Development Manager in disability football for The Football Association, and has been Performance Director for the Paralympic GB football squad at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Paralympic Games. He has worked in disability sport for the past 25 years and as The FA’s National Development Manager for disability football since 2004. He coached the England Learning Disability squad, winning the 2002 World Football Championship in Japan and in doing so becoming the only English manager to win the World Cup in Disability Football.  Jeff is passionate about inclusion and ensuring that disabled players have the best chance to reach their potential in all forms of football.

 

Keryn Seal:


Keryn Seal is one of the country’s most capped blind footballers, winning 105 caps for England and Great Britain and has captained the side over 40 times. Keryn has competed in several European and World competitions, including the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. He won an IBSA world games silver medal in 2015, and has also won 2 silver and 2 bronze European Championship medals. Along with football, he also represented the England visually impaired cricket team for over 5 years until 2007. Keryn was in mainstream education until leaving school at 18 years old. He regularly played football, cricket and rugby with his sighted peers until the age of 16. This was when his vision deteriorated, making it impossible for him to play at an enjoyable level.

 

http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/vi-friendly-football/keryn-seal-case-study/

 

Jack Rutter:


At the age of 18 Jack was signed to Birmingham City FC and was on the verge of signing as a professional when he was knocked to the ground and suffered brain damage as a consequence. The incident forced his retirement from professional football in 2010. A visit to the Headway charity in 2012 led to his discovery of football 7-a-side and Jack was inspired to get more involved after watching the London 2012 Paralympics. In acknowledgement of his leadership skills, Jack captained the England team at the 2014 CPISRA European Championships in Maia, Portugal where the team finished in 5th place. The following year, he led the England team to a 5th place finish which resulted in their qualification for Rio 2016. Jack captained the GB Cerebral Palsy squad at the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio this summer.

 

http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/meet-the-team/athlete-profile/jack-rutter

 

Emyle Rudder:


Emyle was first scouted at a school tournament in London and then attended a session with the FA’s England Development Squad in 2010. He obtained his first England cap at the 2010 European Championships in Glasgow as one of the youngest players in the team, and in 2013 he won the Brazilian School Games title with the England CP team. Emyle was part of the team that helped England to a 5th place finish at the 2015 World Championships at St. George’s Park, and recently returned from the Paralympic Games in Rio where he was a part of the GB squad that finished in 5th place.

 

http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/meet-the-team/athlete-profile/emyle-rudder

 

Giles Moore:


A keen footballer at school, Giles was put forward to join the Somerset Disability Football team. Their previous goalkeeping coach Tony Rich spotted his talent and put him on the right pathway, ensuring that Giles got trials for the England Development squad before making his mark on the senior team. At the 2014 2014 CPISRA European Championships in Maia, Portugal, he was awarded the title of Best Goalkeeper. Giles took this into the subsequent 2015 CP World Championships and also the 2016 Paralympic Games, and has established himself as one of the best disability goalkeepers in the world. Away from the pitch, Giles enjoys rifle shooting where he competes at county level.

 

http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/meet-the-team/athlete-profile/giles-moore

 

Liam Irons:


Liam was first scouted whilst playing football for a local Saturday team, and his Paralympic potential was spotted. He was born with Cerebral Palsy, but is a relatively recent addition to the squad and made his breakthrough in late 2015. He participated in all of the games that the GB Cerebral Palsy squad played in Rio in 2016, with his strong performances earning widespread praise. Liam is a keen Liverpool FC fan.

 

http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/meet-the-team/athlete-profile/liam-irons

 

James Blackwell:


James was born with Cerebral Palsy but has played football since a youngster. He represented the South West of England team against the youth teams of Arsenal, Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday and Cardiff. He entered the disability football programme in 2014. His career highlights include his involvement in the 2014 CPISRA European Championships in Maia, Portugal and the 2015 Cerebral Palsy World Championships where England gained its highest ranking of 5th place, securing Paralympic qualification. He has returned to the game after breaking his neck in August 2015 and made a full recovery, enabling him to play at and score in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

 


http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/meet-the-team/athlete-profile/james-blackwell

 

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Inspire Lecture Theatre, Fusion Building
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
Fern Barrow
BH12 5BB Poole
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Monday, 5 December 2016 at 17:00 (GMT)


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The Disability History Month is a result of collaboration between Bournemouth University (BU) and Students' Union Bournemouth University (SUBU). 

 

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