A number of UCFB students took part in a session of Blind Football as part of a recent event held at UCFB Wembley.

We were fortunate enough to have with us Azeem Amir, an England Blind Football Team player who was picked for the World Games earlier this year.

In addition to being a national team player, Azeem also runs his own business and charitable trust.

He lead the session, which taught our students at the event all about the game and how anybody can take part.

Blind football welcomes all, no matter which sight classification, as all players are blindfolded to make things equal for all players on both teams.

BA (Hons) Physical Education lecturer Joe Moreton said: “Azeem’s session was a great experience for the PE students, he was a very inspiring young man.

“At just 24 years old, it was great for our students to see such a positive young role-model.

“Azeem delivered an engaging and motivational talk about overcoming challenges and the importance of a positive mindset.

“For the practical there was a focus on empathy and communication skills using a range of the senses. The session was a memorable experience in which everyone had a lot of fun at the same time!”


Azeem is a close friend of UCFB, having visited our Manchester Campus in March as part of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity event panel, along with Dev Trehan and Millie Chandarana.

He said: “It’s great to share lived experiences with people who may have never interacted with people from certain backgrounds or challenges, and for them to be able to hear them stories.”

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