Children from the region have had the chance today to kick a ball around with players from this year's Paralympic football team.
The event is being run by Newcastle-based charity Henshaws Society for Blind People.
The Paralympic football team, along with their head coach Tony Larking, are in the North East to take part in coaching sessions for the visually impaired that are being offered by Henshaws.
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