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Noble’s ‘goal worth talking about’

David Noble’s iconic goal for City against Crystal Palace will be brought back to life in support of World Mental Health Day.

The 30-yard strike in the 2008 play-off semi-final first leg, which helped the Robins reach the Championship final, has been selected by fans from a poll of four and will be re-created as street art in the City next week.

The selection of Noble’s goal is in support of Mind, charity partner of the English Football League (EFL), as part of an awareness campaign, Goals Worth Talking About, for World Mental Health Day 2019 on Thursday, October 10th.

Christian Roberts’ goal against Hartlepool in the 2004 play-off semi-final, Scott Murray’s ear-cupping second against Cardiff City in 2002, and Andi Weimann’s hat-trick completing effort at Sheffield United last season were the other goals polled.        

The mural, along with others around the country, will highlight how football is often a conversation starter, and the importance of talking when it comes to mental health support. 

The campaign is the latest activity by the EFL and Mind, who are currently in year two of their ground-breaking charity partnership which aims to improve the nation’s mental health and wellbeing and the approach to mental health in football.

Noble, still playing at 37 with St Albans in National League South, said: “When Scotty told me about winning the poll I was blown away. I am honoured that’s it’s so well remembered by Bristol City fans as it’s a club that’s so dear to my heart and I always know when it’s May 10th each year because I get tagged into tweets by fans!

“More importantly, it’s great that the goals are being used to encourage people to talk, especially young men, as support around mental health is so vital.” 

Paul Farmer Chief Executive of Mind said, “We know that football and emotion go hand in hand. That’s why we’re delighted to be marking World Mental Health Day this year with Goals Worth Talking About, as part of our charity partnership with the EFL.

“Football has the power to bring about real change. We hope that by harnessing the passion and emotion fans have about their clubs’ most significant goal through these fantastic pieces of street art, we can encourage more people to start up conversations about their emotions and ultimately their mental health too.

“Together, Mind and the EFL hope that Goals Worth Talking About can be the inspiration to people to make their first step to getting support.”

To find out more about the campaign, please visit: www.efl.com/onyourside

For advice and support please visit: www.mind.org.uk

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