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Nail-Biting Finish to National Blind Football League Season

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) football team has won the National Blind Football League.


In a competitive season it went down to the final day of fixtures to decide the league winner.


The closing matches saw RNC beat Merseyside Blind and VI Football Club 4-1 and in a final nail-biting encounter West Bromwich Albion 1-0, when team captain Owen Bainbridge rose to the occasion to score the winning goal.

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), located in Hereford, is the UK’s leading specialist residential further education and training provider for young people aged 16-25 with visual impairments.

“We are really pleased to have won the National Blind Football League,” said Head Coach Adam Bendall.


“It's been a tough season and to win the league on the last game shows the team spirit and togetherness that we have at RNC.”


The win secures RNC a coveted spot in the FA Disability Cup at St George’s Park, which will be televised on TNT Sports over the weekend of June 29 and 30.

Photo credit: Becky Christopher




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