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Monday, April 29, 2013

JBG? patron KIERON BRADY

 KIERON BRADY former Sunderland player and now equality Expert at CICI.

 Welcome to our new JBG? Patron  ex-Sunderland and Republic of Ireland u21 International Kieron Brady.

Although born in Glasgow,Kieron represented the u21 Republic of Ireland side at international level, and made total of four appearances in the green jersey .
He made his Sunderland debut coming on as a substitute for in a 3-1 win against Plymouth Argyle at Roker Park on 18 November 1989. Brady's full debut came in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale again at Roker Park on 30 December 1989. His first goal, a spectacular overhead kick, for Sunderland came in a man of the match performance against West Ham in a 4-3 victory at Roker Park on 24 March 1990, Brady went on to score his only other goal of that season seven days later in a 1-0 away victory at Valley Parade against Bradford City claiming a crucial 3 points as Sunderland went on to win promotion.
Although Brady only managed to make 40 appearances for Sunderland his contribution still sticks in the memory of fans lucky enough to see him play and he remains a cult hero among Sunderland fans who continue to marvel at just what a player he could have become but for a cruel career ending injury.Sadly the injury and after complaints of leg pains ultimately forced Brady to retire from the game in 1993, at  the age of just 22.

Kieron now runs the Celebrate Identity Challenge Intolerance Equality and Diversity training group which educates around the areas of racism, religious intolerance and other forms of discrimination. He has also become the first footballer to become a Patron of a Gay Pride, joining Peter Tatchell as Patron of Sunderland Gay Pride.

Find out more about CICI here: www.cici.org.uk



 



 Watch Kieron's skills in this video highlights clip from 1990.





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