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."
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.
A group of students from Nottingham Trent university have been given the chance to experience disability football as part of a workshop run by the Football Association.
The students, who are all studying sport and leisure, were also taught how to coach footballers who have a disability as Michael Sibert reports.
A group of students from Nottingham Trent University have been given the chance to experience disability football as part of a workshop run by the FA.
The students, who are all studying sport and leisure, were also taught how to coach footballers who have a disability.
Michael Sibert reports.
Dr David Hindley from Nottingham Trent University's School of Education Sport and Leisure has told ITV News Central the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London last summer has helped raise the awareness of disability sports.
Paul Reynolds from the FA has told ITV News Central the Football Association are trying to raise awareness for children and young adults with a disability to participate in football.
Paul has been running a workshop for students at Nottingham Trent University to get them involved in disability football.
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.