Azeem Amir is an extraordinary 17year old from Rochdale who has dreams of playing for his country. Although Azeem has a visual impairment and is almost completely blind, he has never let his disability get in the way of what he wants to achieve.
He has quickly made a name for himself in blind football and is so good at it he already has a contract to play for Merseyside Blind FC and is firmly in the sights of England football scouts. With his talent and determination he has already secured an invite from the FA to attend a series of residential training events over the coming months that will take him one step closer to the England Blind development squad. He takes his role as an ambassador for disabled sports very seriously and regularly fund-raises for charities as well as inspiring others to achieve their potential.
We are delighted to have supported Azeem’s journey by providing funding through his local football club to cover costly travel expenses so he can keep up his rigorous programme of training.
Follow his progress on Azeem’s Facebook page.