England 1966 World Cup hero Gordon Banks coming to Doncaster

Gordon Banks
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 Father’s Day Family Fun Day will also see Peppa Pig join the line-up on Sunday while the Royal Air Force will also wave the flag as the Falcons Parachute Display team jump into the racecourse during the afternoon, providing colour, smoke and added spectacle to thrill the crowd and raise funds for the leading welfare charity, RAF Benevolent Fund.

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

Under 18s will get to enjoy it all for free when accompanied by an adult.

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