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Former Shrewsbury and Hereford footballer becomes British Blind Sport Patron

Tony Larkin made over 450 professional appearances Credit: ITV News Central

Former Shrewsbury Town and Hereford United professional footballer, Tony Larkin, has become a Patron for British Blind Sport.

Larkin made over 450 professional appearances in his 15 year career.

After finishing his footballing career, he coached sports at the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in Hereford.

Tony has most recently led the Paralympic GB Blind Football team into the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He said: "It's an hour to be a patron to British Blind Sport."

Football fun day for blind youngsters in Leicester

Blind and partially sighted youngsters who took part in a football fun day have been brushing up on their football skills with help from two Leicester sporting legends.

The two stars, Alan Birchenall and Rendell Munroe, were guests of honour at a football fun day in the city.

They wore a blindfold for part of the training session to try and grasp playing football without vision.

Former boxer, Rendell Munroe has just been made an official ambassador for VISTA – a Leicester-based charity that helps bind and partially sighted people.

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In pictures: Blind football workshop in Nottingham

Students at Nottingham Trent University prepare for the session Credit: ITV News Central

Students from Nottingham Trent University have been taking part in a practical FA blind football workshop.

Paul Reynolds, regional talent selection consultant for the FA and member of the National Disability coaching staff, has been leading the session.

Paul Reynolds begins the workshop Credit: ITV News Central
The training begins Credit: ITV News Central