Teenage Magpies fan Mikey and club striker Dwight Gayle star in a new BT Sport film which highlights Mikey’s development into one of the country’s brightest blind football prospects.
The film, which premieres in Premier League Tonight on 25 November, follows the story of Mikey who, having joined Newcastle United Foundation’s visually impaired football sessions has now been identified as one of 13 boys in the UK applicable for the FA Player pathway.
The award-winning BT Sport Films team is producing and broadcasting short films on individuals and storylines involved in the Premier League and BT Disability programme, raising the profile of the project and the clubs’ broader inclusion work to millions of people.
Following an independent funding application assessment process, successful Premier League clubs will employ a dedicated Disability Officer responsible for co-ordinating the programme and promoting inclusion.
Disability Officers will work with local agencies to amplify existing work and deliver programmes that engage disabled people through sport. Sport will be used to provide a range of opportunities such as volunteering, education, employability, and apprenticeships.