Teen takes part in special match at Chelsea FC for blind charity

Theo Sergiou, 13, of Edmonton, took part in the special game

Theo Sergiou, 13, of Edmonton, took part in the special game

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An Edmonton teenager revealed that he felt like a “pro” after taking part in a special football match for visually impaired children at Chelsea FC.

Theo Sergiou, 13, from Edmonton, took part in the pan-disability match that was organised by Chelsea FC foundation and Blind Children UK.

The match was part of a campaign to help raise awareness of challenges faced by children with visual impairments.

Theo said: “Sometimes my vision impairment can make me feel a bit different to other children, but this wasn’t the case at the training session at Chelsea. We all had a really good time and were made to feel like pros."

Theo’s uncle, Andreas Coudounas, added: “It was such a great experience, even for me - and I wasn’t taking part. The coaches were fantastic and Andy Rose in particular was inspirational.”

The match used a specially designed football which had a bell inside to help players locate it by sound.

Lord Chris Holmes, Paralympian and ambassador for Blind Children UK, said: “Sight loss can leave children feeling isolated and afraid – I know this from personal experience. Blind Children UK helps gives children the skills, confidence and support to enable them to enjoy their childhood and reach their full potential.”

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