Title: Going For Gold – The journey of Keryn Seal Paralympic Blind Footballer (Lansdowne Campus)
Event Date: 2 December 2019
Speaker: Keryn Seal, Paralympic Blind Footballer
Keryn will share his experience of becoming a Paralympian in football and give an insight into what fuels his motivation to succeed. He will discuss the complexity of inclusion, how their disability is considered within society and how they build on their own resilience to help change perspectives on disability.
Keryn Seal discovered Blind Football as a Paralympic Sport in 2005 after losing his sight in 2002. Within three months of attending training camps, Keryn was playing at the European Championships. Keryn made history when he became the first Captain to take over the England squad in the professional era and competed in both the Beijing and London Paralympic Games. Winning 3 bronze and 2 silver medals at European and world level. Earning 127 caps for England and GB over a 13 year career.
Now retired from International Football, his focus is on his family and continuing with his career within Air Marketing Group in Exeter.
Prior to his football career, Keryn played for the England Blind Cricket team from 20-01 until 2007. Finishing 3rd at the 2002 World Cup and winning the blind Ashes in 2004. Keryn also worked as an Athlete Mentor with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, helping young people back in to training and employment through the trust’s employability programmes.
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