David Beckham who is the Paralympics games ambassador has joined GB’s visually impaired footballers for their training session. Beckham is seen donned in a blindfold playing the five-a-side version of the game, this is part of his work in raising awareness in the Paralympic games and also to encourage children into some kind of sporting activity. He was helped through a set of drills by Dave Clarke, the Paralympics GB Beijing five-a-side football captain.
Sainsbury’s Million Kids Challenge
After some training the LA Galaxy star is seen slotting the ball past the keeper from a spot kick whilst still blindfolded, the footage which has been recorded will be released to promote retailer Sainsbury’s Million Kids Challenge.
The big supermarket chain is an official partner of the Paralympic Games and they are putting in the effort with the hope to provide inspiration to children of all ages and abilities to lead more active and in turn healthier lifestyles.
Beckham had said that he was humbled to have been able to play with these sports stars and went on to say: ” It has been a fantastic experience training with the Paralympics GB five-a-side football squad as I have never experienced or participated in blind football before. They are a real testament to the quality of our Paralympic athletes. The character and determination they show by doing this every single day, makes me proud to be British”
Beckham has been trying to get on the GB Olympics team as one of the older players in the squad and recently there have been talks that he will be making a move to French football team Paris Saint-Germain after his contract with LA Galaxy came to an end.
The deal is worth £12 million and could see him become one of the games highest paid players, taking him past Samuel Eto’o the highest paid player in the world at Russian side Anzhil Makhachkala.
Beckham the top player he has been has always found a way to play for top sides and makes a strong impression everywhere he goes. The former Manchester United midfielder left Old Trafford for Real Madrid after which he moved to LA Galaxy while having a stint at AC Milan.
There were rumours that he would be moving to either QPR or Tottenham as his potential Premier League destinations but he turned down offers to come back to the UK. This move will put the one time England captain back in the Champions League which he one with Manchester United in the treble winning season of 1999.