Children kick around with Paralympic footballers

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 children have been training at Newcastle United's training ground Credit: ITV

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.

The coaching sessions are being offered by a charity in Newcastle Credit: ITV

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Paralympic footballers at NUFC

Newcastle United's training ground is playing host to this year's Paralympic football team as they help train children from the region who are visually impaired.