Sheffield Wednesday play blind for charity

Sheffield Wednesday players joined youngsters from the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind

Sheffield Wednesday stars put their skills to the ultimate test when they played in a penalty shootout - blind.

Anthony Gardner, Martin Taylor and Lewis Buxton gained first-hand experience of what it’s like to be partially sighted and how it would affect their lives when SWFC and the Sheffield Royal Society of the Blind held a community support day.

The players sported blindfolds and sim-specs, to simulate different sight loss conditions.

Gardner said: “Meeting the kids and seeing them play with such ease was an extraordinary experience because unless you try it you can never really understand how difficult it is."