One hundred visually impaired youngsters demonstrated their sporting skills on the track during a competitive athletics event.
The children, aged four to 16, battled it out in a variety of track and field activities as part of the Actionnaires Athletics Day held at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe.
The budding athletes, all members of Actionnaires clubs for blind and partially sighted children, came together from around 20 towns and cities across the north of England and Midlands for the event.
Thirteen-year-old Liam Grayson, from Charnock, Sheffield, was among the competitors.
He said: “It’s such a great way to meet new people, and compete against them in various sports. The javelin is my favourite and the running and relay are great fun too.”
Lesley Inganni, operations manager at Action for Blind People, said: “The children were so excited about the event, as many don’t get to participate in sport at all outside of their local Actionnaires clubs.
“It was an opportunity to sample a range of sports for the first time, helping them to understand that sight loss isn’t a barrier to fun, competitions and social activities.”