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1966 World Cup legend Banks in racecourse visit

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Gordon Banks

Sir Tom Finney Day - Guildhall Gordon Banks

England goalkeeping legend Gordon Banks will be bringing a touch of World Cup magic to town when he visits Doncaster this weekend.

Banks, a key member of the victorious 1966 England squad, will be making a guest appearance at Doncaster Racecourse as part of the course’s Father’s Day celebrations.

The 76-year-old played a pivotal role in England’s 4-2 victory over West Germany at Wembley and is also remembered for one of the world’s greatest ever saves when he denied Brazilian legend Pele with an acrobatic dive during the 1970 finals.

The Sheffield-born keeper won 73 England caps during his career in which he was voted second greatest keeper of the 20th century.

The Father’s Day Family Fun Day will also see children’s character Peppa Pig join the line-up on Sunday, while the Royal Air Force will wave the flag as the Falcons Parachute Display team jump into the racecourse during the afternoon.

As well as providing colour, smoke and added spectacle to thrill the crowd, the parachute jump will raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund welfare charity.

The day will include a packed schedule of entertainment, interactive shows and exhibitions, plus a funfair to keep visitors busy all day.

Under-18s will get to enjoy all activities for free if accompanied by an adult.

n Tickets are available from Doncaster Racecourse at www.doncaster-racecourse.co.uk

 

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