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Memories from 1985: When Sir Bobby Charlton took his soccer sessions to Thurleston High School

PUBLISHED: 12:14 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:14 17 January 2018

Sir Bobby Charlton hosting a soccer school session at Thurleston High School in 1985

Sir Bobby Charlton hosting a soccer school session at Thurleston High School in 1985

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Do you remember when The Bobby Charlton Soccer School made a trip to Ipswich over 35 years ago to hold a session at Thurleston High School.

Manchester United and England football legend Sir Bobby Charlton in action at the former Thurleston High SchoolManchester United and England football legend Sir Bobby Charlton in action at the former Thurleston High School

The session was run by the legend himself and attracted dozens of youngsters from across the town, and perhaps further afield, who were tasked with a number of drills and given tips to improve their skills.

Sir Bobby Charlton watches on during the sessionSir Bobby Charlton watches on during the session

The event was held on the playing field at Thurleston High School, now called Ormiston Endeavour Academy.

The soccer school was a chance for the town's youngsters to meet with the football legend, who was an idol to manyThe soccer school was a chance for the town's youngsters to meet with the football legend, who was an idol to many

Sir Bobby Charlton is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team that won the World Cup in 1966, and a club legend at Manchester United.

The session attracted dozens of youngstersThe session attracted dozens of youngsters

The school is now known as the Bobby Charlton Soccer and Sports Academy.

Sir Bobby Charlton hosted the session himselfSir Bobby Charlton hosted the session himself

Did you take part in the session at Thurleston High School in 1985? Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in these pictures?

Participants were set a number of drill activitiesParticipants were set a number of drill activities

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Were you among the many youngsters to take part in the Bobby Charlton Soccer School when it visited the former Thurleston High School?Were you among the many youngsters to take part in the Bobby Charlton Soccer School when it visited the former Thurleston High School?


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