Former world record holder and Commonwealth Games gold medallist runner Dave Moorcroft pays March Soccer School a visit

10:04 19 August 2014

March Soccer School held their Summer Soccer Course.

March Soccer School held their Summer Soccer Course.

Archant

Young footballers came face to face with a former World Record holder and Commonwealth Champion at a soccer camp last week.

Dave Moorcroft OBE visited March Soccer School’s summer course and presented chairman Tony Russell and the club’s volunteers with certificates for their tireless work promoting grassroots sport.

Moorcroft won gold in the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton at 1,500 metres and in 1982 he broke the 5,000m world record by almost six seconds. His time of 13.00.41, set at the Bislett Games in Oslo, stood for three years.

Moorcroft also won gold in the 5,000m at the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. He received an MBE in 1983 and an OBE in 1998 for services to British sport.

March Soccer School, which was founded in 1992, provides opportunities for children of all abilities with the emphasis on fun, development and enjoyment.

For more information on March Soccer School and any of the 15 youth teams, for both boys and girls, ranging from under-7s to under-15s e-mail info@marchsoccerschool.co.uk or call Tony on 01354 651643 or Katie 07753 690393.

Yesterday, 21:12
Vehicle confiscated after hare coursing in March

Four men thought to be hare coursing illegally were caught by police today in March.

Fri, 18:15
Wendreda House cannabis factory Day 3 (Photo: Kallum Ryan-Mueller

Police revealed today they believe the Fenland ‘Downton Abbey’ drugs mansion raided earlier this week was grossing over £400,000 every nine weeks.

Wisbech market square, One way system. Picture: Steve Williams.

A revised one-way system introduced in Wisbech yesterday (Thu) is causing mayhem, according to a shop owner who said CCTV spotted at least 50 vehicles travelling in the wrong direction.

Fri, 17:14
Officers entering the house in Colvile Road, Wisbech, as part of Operation Pheasant.

Eleven cases of human trafficking, including five sham marriages, have been uncovered since the launch of an operation to tackle migrant exploitation in Fenland, a report has revealed.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition