London, Nov 25 : David Beckham, who was blindfolded when he joined the Paralympics football team’s GB captain Dave Clarke for a coaching session, found it a little difficult to train without his sight.
The visit was part of the midfielder’s campaign as a London 2012 Paralympics Games Ambassador.
The 36-year-old LA Galaxy star admitted that being without sight and finding out how much skill and effort it takes to become a Paralympic athlete was a huge eye opener for him.
“They are a real testament to the quality of our Paralympic athletes,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“The character and determination they show by doing this every single day, makes me proud to be British,” he added.
The unique training session coincides with the new Sainsbury’s Million Kids Challenge campaign for the Paralympics, which Beckham represents.
The campaign hopes to encourage youngsters to live a healthier lifestyle and also aims to highlight the level of skill and commitment needed to take part in Paralympic sport. (ANI)