Gordon Banks to speak at Forest

Football legend Gordon Banks is to speak at Forest on Thursday 8 December.

As part of the School’s second Brilliance at Forest evening, the nation’s greatest goalkeeper will share his experiences of a lifetime in the footballing world.

Gordon made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League. Starting his career in 1953 at Chesterfield, Gordon was soon playing for their youth team and competed in the FA Youth Cup. In 1958, he made his first team debut, and the following July transferred to Leicester City. In 1964, he helped the team win the League Cup and finish as finalists in 1965.

During this time, Gordon Banks established himself as the nation’s top goalkeeper and played in every game of the country’s World Cup victory in 1966. In 1970, he was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

The second Brilliance evening follows the first event in March, which celebrated the life of William Morris and was attended by over 300 people in the School’s Chapel.

Alongside Gordon Banks the evening will feature speakers from Forest School and the Independent Schools Football Association, who will discuss the early growth of football and how Forest played an important part in the foundation of the modern game.

To book a place at the evening, please click here.