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Former England keeper visits Windermere

FORMER England and Arsenal goalkeeper, David Seaman MBE, has paid his first visit to Windermere Golf Club.

The 52-year-old, who was staying at the nearby Holbeck Ghyll Hotel, was keen to play the course, of which he had heard great things – and the weather certainly didn’t disappoint!

Seaman, who was accompanied by son, Dan, a professional golfer at Leeds Golf Centre, Stephen Leahy and Holbeck Ghyll business manager, Joseph Nicols, enjoyed warm and sunny conditions.  Earlier in the day, he had opened St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School’s new primary spaces games and play area in Windermere with the parents and children taking part in a penalty shootout against him to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Retiring from football in 2004, the peak of Seaman’s career was during his period as Arsenal and England goalkeeper in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.  During his time at Arsenal, he won many medals including three league championships (1991, 1998, 2002), four FA Cups (1993, 1998, 2002, 2003), the League Cup in 1993 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1994. During this time, he also played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, and Euro 96 and Euro 2000, and is England’s second-most capped goalkeeper with 75 caps, after Peter Shilton.

“We are delighted that David chose to visit us at Windermere and by all accounts he had a perfect day for it,” said Windermere Golf Club’s chairman, Cliff Heath.

“It’s always exciting to host great sportsmen at the club, but an England player is very special. We look forward to welcoming David back again in the future.”

Pictured (from left) at Windermere are Holbeck Ghyll business manager Joseph Nichols, David Seaman, Dan Seaman and Stephen Leahy. Photo by Jo Spencer.