Former England captain took part in a training session in Los Angeles.
You can watch David Beckham trying out Blind Football here
England legend David Beckham
rubbed shoulders with the Paralympic GB Blind Squad in LA recently when he took part in a training session with the London 2012 hopefuls.
The session was filmed as part of Sainsbury’s Million Kids Challenge with the former England captain wearing a blindfold and trying out some skills and drills with Blind squad skipper David Clarke, who, like Beckham, has over 100 caps to his name.
The Paralympic GB Blind squad is made up of players from the England Blind team which is run and funded by The Football Association.
Last year saw England finish fourth at the World Championship in Hereford before securing Bronze at the European Championship in Turkey with David Clarke securing the Golden Boot with six goals.
“It’s been a fantastic experience training with the team as I have never experienced or participated in blind football before," said Beckham. "They are a real testament to the quality of our Paralympic athletes. The character and determination they show by doing this every single day, makes me proud to be British.”
Dave Clarke added: “Spending a day training with a world football icon like David Beckham was a great experience we will never forget.
“This opportunity allowed our squad to showcase the skills and levels of concentration needed to participate in blind football at an elite level.
“With David’s support and through the Sainsbury’s Million Kids Challenge, we are encouraging much of the UK to experience Paralympic Sports for the first time."
An official partner for next year’s Paralympics, the Sainsbury’s Million Kids Challenge was launched in April and gives primary school children a chance to experience and play Paralympic sport for the first time.