A prize any boy would be proud of!

Jak had recently attended an event run by Sainsburys where he got the chance to experience And participate in a session of Blind Football coached by Gary Knight.
Read about how the event went here.

On the day all of the children got he chance to win a signed shirt by David Beckham by participating in a penalty shoot out but this was no ordinary shoot out, NO they were blind folded.
It started off with them near to the goal and as the competition got on Gary had to make it a bit harder for the children so the distance changed and he also got them spinning around on the spot ( he did help out by standing in the goal and shouting ‘over here’ to them so they could distinguish the direction of the goal.
All of the children tried really hard, Jak was determined to win and tuned in on what he could hear rather what he could see, it was nail biting stuff and at times I couldn’t even watch. Once it got down to two children, Jak and another boy I gave up watching and just walked away (shows how much faith in him I had eh! ) Jak only went and won! He was shaking and told me his heart was beating really fast but said he focused on why he wanted and took deep breaths.

Jak has been waiting patiently for the past month for his prize to arrive and eventually the day arrived when the courier knocked on the door with that special huge parcel for Jak.

It was a surprise for him went he got in from school and couldn’t wait to open it up. The shirt had been stretched and framed, all ready to display it proudly on his bedroom wall.


Thank you to Sainsburys and to Mumsnet for inviting us along and a special thank you to Gary Knight for being a fabulous coach 🙂


Here’s to Extraordinary

Today ia a big day for Jak, he has been picked to attend a special event run by Sainsbury’s and official sponsor of the Paralympic Games. It’s something he has been looking forward to for the past week. Today Jak will be attending a special session of Blind Football, the session will be run by Gary Knight who is the FA’s Blind Football who works with the Paralympics Blind Football Squad. He loves playing and watching football and belongs to a football team but this will be something different he is going to be blind folded and taught the skills to play Blind Football.

With the Paralympics opening ceremony starting in just 9 days, David Beckham is proud to be the Sainsbury’s London 2012 Paralympics Ambassador and as a world class athlete and father of four, David Beckham is the perfect ambassador for several of Sainsbury’s initiatives that encourage kids to lead healthier and more active lifestyles.

What Beckham says: “I wanted to become an ambassador for Sainsbury’s Paralympic campaign as I’ve always been blown away by the skill, commitment and discipline of all the athletes. It has been an honour to help tell the stories of the athletes in the Sainsbury’s advert in preparation of the Paralympic Games. I know there are going to be many inspirational performances in front of a passionate home crowd this summer.”

Today Jak is going to get the chance to participate in a penalty shoot out and have a training session with Gary Knight and Jon Whittingham. he has already been practicing and having fun at the same time with Sainsbury’s Online Blind Football game which you can too here http://paralympics.channel4.com/sainsburys/blindfootball/ 

Why dont you give it a shot and see how good you are?