This incredible story from Rio shows the amazing and endless strength of those with handicaps who are brought together and are able to use football to enhance their lives as most never thought they would ever be able to play sport again but with the brilliance and fantastic people involved in blind training more and more people are playing and having the confidence to get involved with blind football.Blind football is a very difficult concept to learn and a lot of people never return after trying the first time if they don’t feel comfortable or if they don’t see a level of success that is acceptable to the participant but for those who stay those who have the courage to try again and again it can bring so much joy and keeps people involved in sporting activity and another example of the worlds greatest sport and how it changes lives all over the world.
This is a great story of just how far the football tidal wave hits in such remote areas around the world and in this story that tidal wave hits China. Football in China is the fastest growing sport and is getting more acclaimed with every year after decades of poor performance and lack of funding resulting in a decline and a sub standard culture of football in the country.This story shows how a team from Beijing travelled to play a team from a remote village in an extremely poor region in which the poverty is so bad that villagers explain that they used to sacrifice animals and blow up their bladders in order to play.The story shows how football is not just a game it is a tool and a force for good to improve relations and create communication links to some of the worlds most remote regions.
The game ended 13-7 to Beijing but the score wasn’t important, the important element is the legacy and footprints left behind to support and promote football for all and take away barriers to participation.Since the game there has been a major development for the people of Yuhu village as Budweiser have funded a full sized astro turfed pitch to be put in the village and you shall see in the video why that is such an important step for these rural communities.
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Goalkeeper Dan Cui has a story that rises above bullies.A Goalkeeper playing above his age group was made a scapegoat for a schools horrendous form and what happened next with a little help from his friends and Facebook he got his confidence back and became a star and had his moment of glory by helping the school finally secure victory with a sensational last minute save.
Cui, in actuality, isn’t a bad goalie, but he was playing above his age and his confidence had taken a bit of a beating from class mates calling him names such as the “Worst Goalie Ever.” Some of Cui’s teammates, however, came to his defence, using Facebook to fight the cyberbullying. They found a good picture of Cui making a save and posted it as their Facebook profile picture. More and more people from Cui’s school joined in and soon more than 100 students had liked, commented, or changed their pics to Cui’s save.
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Everything in this video is the truth and I would advise everyone and anyone to give it a watch ! An incredible and moving motivational video… A must watch !
Comedian Andy Zaltman has a funny way of describing the World Cup and peoples opinions and theories of England’s demise … must watch