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Mark Harrod supports World Blind Football Championships

Sports equipment manufacturer and supplier Mark Harrod Ltd has supported the 2010 World Blind Football Championship by providing the goals for the event which took place at the Royal National College For the Blind, Hereford.

The company, which has had a long association with blind football, also sponsored 34-year-old Jonathan Gribbin, who is England’s top star striker.

Mark Harrod, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this under-reported football discipline and listened eagerly to see how they were getting on in Hereford. The skill involved has got to be seen to be believed and our England squad are certainly one of the very best”

England finished 4th overall in the Championship with Spain, finishing as World Champions as they did in South Africa.

Blind footballers play on five-a-side pitches, using footballs filled with ball bearings so players can hear the ball - an addition which can occasionally cause injuries.

Mark Harrod Ltd manufactures and supplies high-quality sports equipment direct to schools, colleges, local authorities and sports clubs. Mark Harrod, who has more than 30 years experience as a manufacturer and supplier of sports equipment, is a leading advocate of sports safety with all equipment conforming to the latest British and European Standards.  For more information visit www.­markharrod.­com.

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