Former England striker Michael Owen opened the new FA150 interactive timeline at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.
Ten school children joined Owen at Wembley to learn about football’s origins, the people that have played a crucial role in the development of the nation’s favourite game and the key milestones through until the modern day.
As well as allowing people to celebrate The FA150 anniversary, the timeline will act as an educational tool for children too.
At the launch, Owen said: “The timeline gives you a good grasp of the main events that have gone on over the last 150 years, and it even teaches me a thing or two, so it is a great concept.”
The timeline includes Owen’s famous goal against Argentina at the World Cup in 1998, and the Three Lions legend was pleased with the feedback he got from the kids.
“It is in there, and I’ve had a few comments saying that I still look the same.
“It still feels to me that it didn’t happen that long ago, but some of these kids weren’t even born then.”
The timeline was launched in the build up to the Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day – allowing for the history and future of football and The FA to be celebrated together.
The Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day will see 150 events taking place across the country as part of The FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations – providing a showcase of The FA’s work at a grassroots level and giving the entire nation the opportunity to get involved with the sport.
Visit www.nationalfootballday.thefa.com for more information and to get involved in an event near you.