British Paralympian GB blind football captain David Clarke from Hertfordshire gives a great talk and inspiration.

Hertfordshire-based David Clarke is the captain of Britain's Football five-a-side team.  At almost 42 years old, David is their most experienced player and the only member of the current squad to have represented Great Britain at the last Games in Beijing 2008; the first time this sport appeared in the Paralympics.



The game of 5-a-side football at the Paralympics is played by blind and visually impaired athletes, who all wear two layers of eye shades to make certain none of the four visually impaired players can see a thing; this makes everyone equal.


Back in November David Beckham spent a day training with the Paralympics GB five-a-side football squad. He admitted he "was a bit nervous about it beforehand because I’d never experienced or participated in blind football before."


"I’ve been playing football all my life, but I was really out of my comfort zone."

David Beckham has a go at playing blind football with the Paralympics GB Visually Impaired Football Team.


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