Former England football star is created fishing ambassador
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A former England footballer is among 25 new ambassadors who have been appointed by the country’s recreational fishing representative body to encourage more anglers to join its growing membership.
David Seaman, who played 75 times for his country and made over 400 appearances for Arsenal, is one of the UK’s most high-profile anglers and his appointment is seen as a coup by the Angling Trust as it celebrates its fifth anniversary.
He is joined by former Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon MP, Ian Chilcott, a former England Rugby Union star, sports promoter, Barry Hearn, and a host of well known English anglers, fishing journalists and radio and television presenters.
Seaman said: “Fishing is really important to me and I just want to see it protected and promoted. I can see that the future of fishing is in safe hands with the Angling Trust fighting our corner.”
Angling Trust Chief Executive, Mark Lloyd, said: “We are all very grateful to these new ambassadors for agreeing to help the Trust to continue to grow and develop. We hope their appointment will encourage more anglers to join us and support our work.
“We have achieved a huge amount in the last five years, but we could achieve so much more in the next five if we had another 10,000 members.”