Channel 4 to Feature LRCFA Blind Players

Daniel English and Dylan Malpas will both be introducing Channel 4 programmes next week, as part of the Alternative Voices scheme.
The scheme aims to give people with disabilities the opportunity to introduce some of the channel’s most watched shows.  

Dan is a LRCFA blind regional talent centre coach and England player, and Dylan is a fully sighted goalkeeper who plays for the England blind squad, as well as being a LRCFA centre goalkeeping coach.

The pair will be introducing a number of popular programmes, including Tricks of the Restaurant Trade, The Secret Life of a Four Year Old and Jamie’s Superfoods.

Leicestershire and Rutland County FA have the FA license to deliver the regional blind centre for the East Midlands, and they train at Holmes Park on alternative Saturdays.

The County FA currently have players that have the potential to compete for England, but also have a grassroots section for those wanting to learn about the game and potentially move up the pathway.

Philippa Bass, Disability Football Development Officer at LRCFA, said: “I think it's fantastic that Channel 4 are showing the diverse make up of all of our community, and I’m pleased they chose blind football, as we want to encourage and spread the word about this fantastic game.

“Channel 4’s Alternative Voices show real people, doing real things, and it keeps the continuity going from the Paralympics’ Yes I Can advert, which we were also part of. I'm proud to have been a part of this, as I feel it gives the sport the credit it deserves.”

For more information about blind football, please contact Philippa Bass by emailing

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