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VIP Football Team for Hampshire!

Nov 22, 2012   //   by admin   //   News  //  Comments Off on VIP Football Team for Hampshire!

Richard Twose (blind sports coach, Rio hopeful and Hampshire athlete extraordinaire) is putting together a visually impaired football team here in Hampshire.

Richard already has plans to compete in the national leagues and is currently looking for people to join his team, he said ‘there are no VIP teams on the South Coast so we thought lets show the rest of the country what we can do!’

If you would like to join the team or would like more information please get in touch with Richard on 0793256096.

Fly fishing opportunity!

Oct 17, 2012   //   by admin   //   News  //  Comments Off on Fly fishing opportunity!

Would you like to try fly fishing or have you had to give up the hobby because of your sight loss? Open Sight is delighted to have been offered the chance to join forces with the The Masonic Fishing Charity which aims to bring an interactive fishing and countryside experience to disabled people with their ‘Catching the Smile’ project.

This is far more than just a days fishing! It enables disabled people to gain confidence, meet new challenges and achieve tangible results to take away.

The charity is offering a day’s free tuition, including equipment, with a volunteer angler at Meon Springs Trout Fishery near Petersfield. You only pay for the fish you catch! Dates by arrangement. For more details please call Terry on 023 8064 6377 or go to the Contact Us page.

Blind Sports Success at Hayling College!

Oct 12, 2012   //   by admin   //   News  //  Comments Off on Blind Sports Success at Hayling College!

Open Sight host another successful Blind Sports Taster Session for schools in Hampshire

Take two hundred children, seven sports, ten sports coaches, one Rio 2016 hopeful, one Gamesmaker and a Paralympic Torch, put them all together in one place and add some sunshine. Perfect start to the Olympic Legacy!

Blind Football, Cricket, Archery, Judo, Athletics, Goalball and Rock Climbing were on offer at the Hayling College session that was organised by Open Sight following a Big Lottery Fund Awards for All grant with additional support from Sainsbury’s Farlington.

Schools from across Portsmouth filled the seven available spaces and kids learned just how challenging blind sports can be. Many of the sport coaches who helped out were blind themselves, including Richard Twose who competed in the 2009 World Transplant Games.

So many amazing people helped to make the event happen including Robin Lyon, PC Debbie Surridge and all at Hayling College as well as the volunteers, coaches and not forgetting the school children!

Click here for more information on Open Sight Blind Sports Taster Sessions. The next event will be held in the Basingstoke area in the Spring, more details to follow.

Read more about the Hayling College Blind Sports Taster Sessions in the Porstmouth News

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