World Cup winning hero of 1966 Sir Geoff Hurst, the only player ever to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, visited St. Mary’s last Saturday. Sir Geoff was visiting the school to present sports equipment to Guiseley Juniors FC Girls teams who work in partnership with St. Mary’s.
Sir Geoff was full of praise for the school and the club:
“The facilities here at St. Mary’s are excellent and it is great to see them so well used by the wider community. The partnership with Guiseley Juniors is first class and it is good to see girls’ football thriving in the area. I am not surprised to hear that St. Mary’s is such a successful school; all the best schools that I have been in have had a high commitment to sport.
St. Mary’s work in South Africa, the Bambisanani Partnership, is terrific and I am delighted to be able to support. I have had a wonderful time at St. Mary’s; I can only see the school and the club going from strength to strength.”
The 1966 star made a big impact on St. Mary’s students Dominica Warrington and Isabel Wilkes, who both play for Guiseley Juniors.
World Cup Legend Sir Geoff Hurst visits St. Mary's Menston [DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK]