To celebrate a record first quarter, ACA invited 25 very special guests to meet another record breaker and national sporting icon Sir Geoff Hurst!
Sir Geoff, former England International footballer, remains the only player who has ever scored a hat-trick in a World Cup Final. The networking lunch was a huge success with guests enthralled as Sir Geoff regaled them with his role in the 1966 final, where at Wembley Stadium England defeated West Germany 4-2. He described what had happened before, during and after the final, as well as the sequence of events which had led to his career trajectory during which he scored 24 goals in 49 England matches. Sir Geoff began playing at West Ham, where he achieved 242 goals in his first 500 matches and won both the FA Cup (1964) and the European Cup Winners’ Cup (1965). He then played three seasons at Stoke City, followed by a move to West Bromwich Albion; internationally, he played for Ireland’s Cork Celtic and the USA’s Seattle Sounders. He completed his football career coaching sides as diverse as Telford United, Chelsea and Kuwait SC, finally leaving football to focus on his business interests. The atmosphere at the networking lunch was electric with excitement mounting due to the start of the current football World Cup now underway in Russia. Guests appreciated the chance to meet with Sir Geoff personally, network and establish new connections, and enjoy the discussions over a delicious lunch at Moreton’s Club in London’s Berkley Square.