1966 Football World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst to visit Castleford school

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World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst will be back on the pitch... in Castleford tomorrow (Friday).

The hat-trick hero from the 1966 final will be at Castleford Academy on Ferrybridge Road, to help celebrate match funding for a 3G community pitch for both football and rugby.

Headteacher George Panayiotou said: “We are delighted to have received such a large sum of funding (for the pitch) from the Premier League. The state-of-the-art facility will add value to the school and benefit the community. To have someone of the prestige of Sir Geoff Hurst visit the school is a great honour.“

The visit coincides with the launch of the 2015 FA Community Awards for unsung heroes.

The awards are presented by McDonald’s.

Please see next Thursday’s Pontefract and Castleford Express for the full story.