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Geoff Hurst in Upton Park to kick off Sport for All’ campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:42 05 October 2010

Sir Geoff Hurst launches the Typhoo Sport For All disabled sports campain at Upton Park Football ground in London. He is pictured leading disabled sportsmen and women out of the tunnel at Upton Park. August 13 2009.

Sir Geoff Hurst launches the Typhoo Sport For All disabled sports campain at Upton Park Football ground in London. He is pictured leading disabled sportsmen and women out of the tunnel at Upton Park. August 13 2009.

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FOOTBALL legend Geoff Hurst kicked off a programme to make sport more accessible to the disabled. But he couldn’t resist a quick kick-about on the field first with some eager young fans when he arrived for the launch at West Ham’s Upton Park

FOOTBALL legend Geoff Hurst kicked off a programme to make sport more accessible to the disabled.

But he couldn’t resist a quick kick-about on the field first with some eager young fans (pictured) when he arrived in East London for the launch at West Ham’s Upton Park stadium.

Sir Geoff, 1966 World Cup hero, was there to lend weight to the Sports for All’ campaign to enable everyone to get involved in sport.

The programme aims to train at least 500 sports coaches in communities up and down the country with an accredited qualification in coaching disabled people.

The mission is to make sure disabled people can take part in the sport and physical activity of their choice, at a level of their choosing.

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