Blind Football, Cricket, Archery, Judo, Athletics, Goalball and Rock Climbing are some of the sports on offer at the last Open Sight Blind Sports Taster Session. The events, which are organised by Open Sight and funded by a Big Lottery Fund Awards for All grant, have helped hundreds of children learned just how challenging blind sports can be.
Many of the sport coaches who help out at the events are visually impaired themselves, including Richard Twose, who competed in the 2009 World Transplant Games and who has recently launched the Hampshire Football Association’s first VI Football Team.
One parents said “The fact some people do not have sight has really hit home with my son who is six. I think this was a fantastic opportunity to make children aware of sight loss and how it can impact others as well as show what can be achieved even if you lose your sight. Thanks again for all the hard work that went into this event. It was great fun and raised awareness of how important it is for us to safeguard our sight.”
Read about the Hayling College Blind Sports Taster Sessions in the Porstmouth News
Read about the Brighton Hill Community School Blind Sports Taster Sessions in the Basingstoke Gazette
For more information or to find out about the next Blind Sports Taster Session go to our Upcoming Events page or contact Open Sight office on 02380 64 12 44.