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Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter
Friday, January 14, 2011
In 1993 at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, on a famous European soccer night, Jeremy Goss hit the perfect 20-yard volley and scored a goal.
It was a goal that Norwich City fans will always remember – setting the Canaries on the way to eventually dumping the mighty Bayern Munich out of the Uefa Cup.
Now the former Norwich City midfielder is preparing for an emotional journey back to the location of one of his career highlights to raise money for the blind.
Gossy will be sharing the highs and lows of his 1,300-mile Gossy’s Back to Bayern Challenge with EDP readers.
Cycling up to 60 miles a day, he will be raising money for the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) this August and will be talking about his experiences and training in a column and blog every Monday in the EDP.
- The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2005.
- Throughout the County it helps 20,000 people with poor sight.
- Last year its community workers made nearly 7,000 separate visits to individuals in their homes.
- Last year over 6,000 people visited the six equipment centres in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Diss and the Mobile Centre.
- In Norwich it has a residential home and 20 sheltered flats as well as a volunteer presence in all four hospital eye clinics in the County.
- Over 300 active volunteers are an essential part of the organisation.
- The Association receives no state funding, relying entirely on legacies and donations.
He said: “I’ve not been back since. I’m delighted that people still remember the goal and I feel honoured that people still remember it. It was one of the football club’s great achievements in its history. It was certainly one my greatest achievements.”
The ex-City star is now events fundraiser for NNAB. He will be sponsored by Great Yarmouth-based Simpsons Motor Caravan Centre, which is providing a motorhome to follow him the length of his ride, and Cycles UK, which is providing a Wilier lightweight racing bike with Campagnolo equipment to use.
He has also been training alongside Cycles UK manager Rob Taylor.
NNAB director John Child said: “I vividly recall the buzz across Norfolk and beyond when Jeremy scored that fantastic goal and I’m delighted he’s taking the opportunity to revive that magical moment. I’m even more thrilled that he’s doing it as our fundraiser.”