Ged O'Brien on 'Scotland: Founders of Modern World Football’

Thu 23rd July 2020 at 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

One of our members says - 'He wrote a cracking book Played in Glasgow about all the sport played in the second city of the Empire - he should be magic!' Ged will be speaking to us on Thursday 23rd July at 7pm.

Ged O’Brien is the foremost champion for Scotland’s role as the most important sporting nation, on earth. In his talk 'Scotland: Founders of Modern World Football’ he will explain why this fact is barely known, even amongst sports historians. Ged was the founder of the Scottish Football Museum. He is the author of ‘Played in Glasgow’ and is currently writing 'The Scottish Game: How Scotland Invented Modern World Football’. His proudest moment was proving that the world’s first black international captain was Andrew Watson of Scotland. He currently teaches in the East End of Glasgow, where senior students who take Scottish Studies with him have the opportunity to follow his history unit ‘How Glasgow Invented World Football’.

During this difficult time we are meeting online twice per month on the 2nd and 4th Thursday's at 7pm. Visiting Rotarians and guests are always welcome but please contact us beforehand so we know to expect you and don't leave you in the Waiting Room.

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