Former footballer and ambassador for the Arrhythmia Alliance’s Hearts and Goals campaign Fabrice Muamba will be telling his inspirational story at Hill House School on October 12. (Start 5:30pm).
The event is free to attend but you must register your attendance by clicking here.
Muamba’s story is inspirational without even mentioning his recovery from a cardiac arrest during an Emirates FA Cup quarter-final in 2012.
Born in Zaire in 1988, he arrived in England aged 11 to join his father who had fled to the country as a political refugee five years earlier. Fabrice spoke no English when he arrived, making friends at school through playing football, but went on to gain A Levels as well as excelling at the sport he loved. Fabrice played internationally for England at every youth level. He captained England’s Under-19s and went on to make 33 appearances for England’s Under-21s.
In March 2012 he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch while playing for Bolton Wanderers against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup. Despite his heart stopping for 78 minutes, he went on to make a remarkable recovery, and was discharged from hospital just over a month later.
Unable to play football again, Fabrice has paved a career in the media, graduating in 2015 with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism. He has worked as a pundit for BBC, Sky, ITV and talkSPORT and has completed his UEFA A license. Fabrice is now working with various football organisations such as the PFA as a liaison between players and governing bodies and the Premier League as part of the VAR assessment team.
Fabrice is dedicated to raising awareness of heart conditions and treatment and is an ambassador for the Arrhythmia Alliance’s Hearts and Goals campaign, which aims to place more defibrillators in public places to ensure other people may survive sudden cardiac arrest.
This is a FREE event open to the public, the registration deadline is the 11th October 2021.