Chance to quiz Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton

Peter Shilton - Credit: Archant

Football legend Peter Shilton OBE is heading to Great Yarmouth this evening to take part in a special charity event held at the Pier Tavern.

Maradona hand of god goal against Shilton

Maradona hand of god goal against Shilton - Credit: Archant

Mr Shilton will be carry out a questions and answer sessions before taking photos with those in attendance and helping out with a special auction, of which all the proceeds will be going to the Children with Cancer charity. Event organiser, Keegan Snell said: “It should be a great night and I am expecting a good turnout. It is a great opportunity to meet and chat with a legend of the game. “Of course the main aim of the evening is to raise as much money as possible for the Children with Cancer charity. We have some great items up for grabs in the auction including t-shirts signed by Arsenal’s Jack Wilshire, former England international Ray Parlour and the cast of Countdown.” Mr Shilton is in the record books having played in 1005 league games throughout his 30 year career, retiring from the game at the age of 47 whilst playing for Leyton Orient in 1997. Mr Shilton was also between the posts for the infamous hand of god incident during the 1986 World Cup, when Argentina’s Diego Maradona used his hand to push the ball past the England goalkeeper. Since retiring Mr Shilton has gone on to become a successful after dinner and motivational speaker, as well as picking up various awards for his contribution to the beautiful game including becoming the inaugural inductee of the English football hall of fame. Tickets for the evening cost £20, including a basket meal, and will be available to buy on the door.

In a special offer for local football clubs, if a group of ten or more players purchase tickets then they will receive two for free. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Mr Snell on 07900494980 or email