British Blind Sport brings their Have a Go Day to Northampton in 2020!
British Blind Sport is working in partnership with Northamptonshire Sport and Northampton Association for the Blind to deliver a sports taster event for people living with sight loss.
British Blind Sport’s “Have a Go Days” have been running successfully for 4 years all across the UK, giving children and adults living with a visual impairment the chance to try inclusive and adapted sports and physical activity in a safe and supported environment. As well as trying out different activities, the Have a Go Day is also a chance for attendees to meet industry professionals and other people in their local area who want to take steps towards being more active.
These events aim to provide participants with a pathway for continuing to be active in the future by inviting coaches from local VI-friendly clubs and community groups to run sessions during the day and give attendees the chance to try out something new and fun, which is also available in their location for them to continue after the event. So far, the confirmed sports that will be available at the Northampton Have a Go Day are Football, Cricket, Guide Running, Judo and Acoustic Shooting…with many more to be confirmed!
This event is completely free and is open to anyone with a visual impairment. BBS encourages participants to bring along family and friends to get involved alongside them! No matter if you’re already a fully-fledged sport player or haven’t kicked a football in many years, British Blind Sport encourages everyone to come along and “have a go”.
The Northampton Have a Go Day will take place on Saturday 25th April at Kingsthorpe College, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7HR from 10am – 3pm.
“Have a Go Days” have always been extremely popular, and so we encourage anyone who wants to attend to register their interest the event! We have received the below feedback from previous participants;
“Thanks for a great day, it’s been a great confidence builder for my daughter and she’s really enjoyed it! Look forward to the next time.” Parent of participant, Norwich Have a Go Day 2019
“The whole day was extremely well organised and each session was well structured. I learnt a lot about different sports available to visually impaired people and had lots of fun too! It is also good to have lots of visually impaired people meeting together to share experiences and ideas.” Participant, Leicester Have a Go Day 2019
“A fantastic day! Very useful and also inspiring!” Participant, Leicester Have a Go Day 2019
Registration is required prior to the event and is available on the British Blind Sport website: www.britishblindsport.org.uk/have-a-go-day-northampton/
For further details, contact Alex Pitts, National Partnerships Manager, on 01926 424247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
British Blind Sport are always grateful of the support of volunteers to help out at these events. If you can spare some time to help the attendees to enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.