In A League of His Own: Visually Impaired 8-Year-Old Shows Off His Soccer Skills
An eight-year-old Arsenal fan from London, England, is pursuing his dream of playing soccer despite being blind.
Mikey Poulli, was born full sighted but after being diagnosed with a rare eye disease subsequently lost his vision by the age of seven.
However, as this video shows, Poulli’s enthusiasm for the game has not waned.
Writing on YouTube, Poulli’s dad John said, “He always loved playing football and was recently scouted by the English FA and enrolled into their Talent Development Pathway to potentially play for England.” The youngster’s skills have seen him featured on Premier League Fanzone alongside Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
Credit: Mikey Poulli via Storyful