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BBS Have a go Day in York!

British Blind Sport's Have a Go day in York 11 May

British Blind Sport Announce Have a Go Day in York

original article by britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport are delighted to be bringing to York, a sport taster event specifically for people living with sight loss. British Blind Sport is the national charity that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

The Have a Go Day events have been run successfully across the country since 2016, supporting over 900 people with a visual impairment to get active, with those attending enjoying a range of inclusive sport and physical activities delivered by professional coaches. In addition to trying new sports, attendees will also benefit from meeting industry professionals as well as other people living with sight loss taking their first steps towards living an active lifestyle.

The charity is pleased to work in partnership with Better Leisure, Disability Sport Yorkshire and the Wilberforce Trust to deliver a fun filled day of activity that enables children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports. This event is free of charge to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18).

The York Have a Go Day

Date: Saturday 11th May, Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Energise Leisure Centre, YO24 3DX.
Register now
Contact: Alex Pitts Participation Officer on 01926 424247 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk
Registration is required prior to the event and is available on the British Blind Sport website: https://bit.ly/HaGD-YORK

The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport. At the event, there will be an opportunity to try archery, goalball, golf, rock climbing and tennis, with further activities still to be confirmed. Following the event, the charity supports attendees to continue to play sport regularly at local clubs and sporting facilities.

‘Found it amazing. The things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially the cycling, for the first time in 11 years I felt the wind on my face as we moved around the track. Golf was wonderful, as was the putting. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to the next.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Leicestershire.These events are always very popular and we would encourage everyone, no matter their previous experience in sport, to come along. Feedback we have received from those who have attended in the previously includes:

‘I had lots of fun. I was nervous at first but I was made to feel welcome and everyone was friendly and helpful. I am hoping to take up one or two of the sports I tried today more regularly.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Bristol.

‘I liked trying sports that were especially for visually impaired people. We might have a go at junior parkrun now’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Cambridge.

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.

Download the PDF event poster here: blindsport.uk/HAGDYork

Download the plain text Word document poster here:  blindsport.uk/HAGDYorkWord

 

 

Have a go Day in York 11 May

British Blind Sport's Have a Go day in York 11 May
Venue:
Energise Leisure Centre, YO24 3DX.
Time:
1.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
11th May 2019
Cost:
Free for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members


British Blind Sport Announce Have a Go Day in York

original article by britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport are delighted to be bringing to York, a sport taster event specifically for people living with sight loss. British Blind Sport is the national charity that supports blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport.

The Have a Go Day events have been run successfully across the country since 2016, supporting over 900 people with a visual impairment to get active, with those attending enjoying a range of inclusive sport and physical activities delivered by professional coaches. In addition to trying new sports, attendees will also benefit from meeting industry professionals as well as other people living with sight loss taking their first steps towards living an active lifestyle.

The charity is pleased to work in partnership with Better Leisure, Disability Sport Yorkshire and the Wilberforce Trust to deliver a fun filled day of activity that enables children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports.

The York Have a Go Day

Date: Saturday 11th May, Time: 1 pm to 6 pm
Venue: Energise Leisure Centre, YO24 3DX
Cost: This event is free of charge to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 to non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18).

Registration is required prior to the event Register now 

Contact: Alex Pitts Participation Officer on 01926 424247 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport. At the event, there will be an opportunity to try archery, goalball, golf, rock climbing and tennis, with further activities still to be confirmed. Following the event, the charity supports attendees to continue to play sport regularly at local clubs and sporting facilities.

‘Found it amazing. The things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially the cycling, for the first time in 11 years I felt the wind on my face as we moved around the track. Golf was wonderful, as was the putting. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to the next.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Leicestershire.These events are always very popular and we would encourage everyone, no matter their previous experience in sport, to come along. Feedback we have received from those who have attended in the previously includes:

‘I had lots of fun. I was nervous at first but I was made to feel welcome and everyone was friendly and helpful. I am hoping to take up one or two of the sports I tried today more regularly.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Bristol.

‘I liked trying sports that were especially for visually impaired people. We might have a go at junior parkrun now’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Cambridge.

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.

Download the PDF event poster here: blindsport.uk/HAGDYork

Download the plain text Word document poster here:  blindsport.uk/HAGDYorkWord

 

 

Brightside Ground Hosts BBS Cup!

Brightside Ground hosts the BBS Blind Cricket Cup Final

The Brightside Ground set to host the 2019 British Blind Sport Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup

original post by BBS

The Brightside Ground will host the final of the 2019 BBS (British Blind Sport) Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup on Saturday 31st August. It is the second time that Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s home ground will stage the match after a successful event in 2011.

During 2019 the ground will host a One Day International between England & Pakistan, 3 ICC Men’s World Cup matches, Afghanistan v Australia, Bangladesh v Sri Lanka & Pakistan v Sri Lanka as well as World Cup warm up matches, Afghanistan v Pakistan, South Africa v West Indies & West Indies v New Zealand.

Sussex Sharks are the two time defending BBS Cup holders & will start their defence away to Gloucestershire Growlers before potentially facing 16 time former winners London Metro in the semi finals, if the Londoners can see off Yorkshire Vikings first. The other half of the draw is wide open with Northants Steelbacks hosting Cheshire Cobras in the quarter finals with the winner to face Somerset VICC or Lancashire Lions in the other semi final.

The BBS Primary Club Cup is the longest running annual disability cricket competition in the world, first held in 1979 this season will see the 41stedition of the competition.

British Blind Sport Vice Chairman & Cricket Competitions Secretary Dave Gavrilovic commented on the announcement,

“We are delighted that our final is returning to Bristol, the 2011 final was a terrific event & I’m sure that 2019 will more than equal it. It is a massive privilege for our teams to have the chance to play at such an excellent venue especially in such a busy year of cricket when Bristol is hosting so many international matches. I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the team at Gloucestershire CCC for agreeing to host the final & I look forward to working with them to deliver a fantastic experience for the two teams who reach this year’s final.”.

Peter Hall, Ground Operations Manager at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club added:

“We are pleased that the Final will be taking place here at The Brightside Ground in August. It was an opportunity that we really wanted to be a part of again. We are looking forward to meeting the finalists and wish all the teams taking part the best of luck throughout the tournament.”

 

BBS: Try a VI Sports Day!

Try VI Sports Day with British Blind Sports

Come along to the British Blind Sport Try VI Sports Day!

British Blind Sport are delighted to bring an event offering a taster of visually impaired (VI) sport, open to both visually impaired and fully sighted individuals.

Date: Wednesday 17th April  Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Venue:  Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford
Contact: Lijana Kaziow Young Leaders Officer on 01926 424247 or email lijana@britishblindsport.org.uk.

Try cricket, football, goalball, guide running, tennis and more! 

This FREE event, delivered in partnership with the Royal National College for the Blind will be a fun-filled day of activity enabling VI children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports and activities. In addition to this sports coaches, officials and professionals will have the opportunity to explore VI sport through the experience of a young person with sight loss, increasing their understanding and raising the profile of VI sport.

British Blind Sport are delighted to bring an event offering a taster of visually impaired (VI) sport, open to both visually impaired and fully sighted individuals. British Blind Sport (BBS) is the national charity supporting blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. The Try VI Sports Day, delivered by BBS See My Voice Young Leaders, aims to help more VI people to find their next sporting adventure in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas as well as raising the profile and understanding of VI sport among sports coaches, officials and professionals.

The charity is pleased to work in partnership with the Royal National College for the Blind to deliver a fun-filled day of activity that enables children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports. This event is kindly funded by Sport England and the #iwill Fund, which is made possible thanks to joint funding from the government and the National Lottery Community Fund. There will be an opportunity to try cricket, football, goalball, guide running and tennis with more sports to be confirmed very soon. Following the event, BBS will support those that attended to identify what local clubs and sporting facilities are available to them to encourage all attendees to continue to play sport regularly.

The Hereford Try VI Sports Day is free to attend will take place on Wednesday 17th April 2019, 11 am to 4 pm at the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford, HR1 1DT.

British Blind Sport is welcoming anyone living with a visual impairment to attend as well as extending the invitation to any sports coaches, officials and professionals or anyone interested to learn more about VI sport and get a taster for themselves. Sighted participants will be able to explore VI sport through the experience of a young person with sight loss to help gain a greater understanding of what reasonable adaptations can be made to help make sport and physical activity more accessible.

Registration is required prior to the event and is available by completing a short online registration forms below:

If you are visually impaired and would like to attend this event, please complete this online form.

For further details, contact Lijana Kaziow Young Leaders Officer on 01926 424247 or email lijana@britishblindsport.org.uk.

Calling VI participants…

A fun-filled day for blind and partially sighted children and adults to come and have fun, meet new people and try a range of VI sports as well as supporting more VI people to find their next sporting adventure in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas.

Download the PDF poster here.
Download the accessible Word document poster here.

Are you a sports professional, coach, and official

Are you a sports professional, coach, and official or have ever imagined what it is like to play visually impaired sport?

Do you want to learn how to make sport sessions more accessible for people with sight loss?

Develop a greater appreciation for blind and partially sighted athletes by delving into the world of VI sport at the British Blind Sport Try VI Sports Day.

If you are a fully sighted and would like to improve your knowledge of, and explore VI sport through the experience of a young person with sight loss, please complete this online form.

Download the PDF poster here.
Download the accessible Word document poster here.

More updates form British Blind Sport can be found at https://britishblindsport.org.uk/news/.

 

 

 

BBS: Try a VI Sports Day!

Try VI Sports Day with British Blind Sports
Venue:
Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford
Time:
11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
17th April 2019
Cost:
Free


Come along to the British Blind Sport Try VI Sports Day!

British Blind Sport are delighted to bring an event offering a taster of visually impaired (VI) sport, open to both visually impaired and fully sighted individuals.

Date: Wednesday 17th April  Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Venue:  Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford
Contact: Lijana Kaziow Young Leaders Officer on 01926 424247 or email lijana@britishblindsport.org.uk.

Try cricket, football, goalball, guide running, tennis and more! 

This FREE event, delivered in partnership with the Royal National College for the Blind will be a fun-filled day of activity enabling VI children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports and activities. In addition to this sports coaches, officials and professionals will have the opportunity to explore VI sport through the experience of a young person with sight loss, increasing their understanding and raising the profile of VI sport.

British Blind Sport are delighted to bring an event offering a taster of visually impaired (VI) sport, open to both visually impaired and fully sighted individuals. British Blind Sport (BBS) is the national charity supporting blind and partially sighted people to get active and play sport. The Try VI Sports Day, delivered by BBS See My Voice Young Leaders, aims to help more VI people to find their next sporting adventure in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas as well as raising the profile and understanding of VI sport among sports coaches, officials and professionals.

The charity is pleased to work in partnership with the Royal National College for the Blind to deliver a fun-filled day of activity that enables children and adults to have a go at a wide range of sports. This event is kindly funded by Sport England and the #iwill Fund, which is made possible thanks to joint funding from the government and the National Lottery Community Fund. There will be an opportunity to try cricket, football, goalball, guide running and tennis with more sports to be confirmed very soon. Following the event, BBS will support those that attended to identify what local clubs and sporting facilities are available to them to encourage all attendees to continue to play sport regularly.

The Hereford Try VI Sports Day is free to attend will take place on Wednesday 17th April 2019, 11 am to 4 pm at the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford, HR1 1DT.

British Blind Sport is welcoming anyone living with a visual impairment to attend as well as extending the invitation to any sports coaches, officials and professionals or anyone interested to learn more about VI sport and get a taster for themselves. Sighted participants will be able to explore VI sport through the experience of a young person with sight loss to help gain a greater understanding of what reasonable adaptations can be made to help make sport and physical activity more accessible.

Registration is required prior to the event and is available by completing a short online registration forms below:

If you are visually impaired and would like to attend this event, please complete this online form.

For further details, contact Lijana Kaziow Young Leaders Officer on 01926 424247 or email lijana@britishblindsport.org.uk.

Calling VI participants…

A fun-filled day for blind and partially sighted children and adults to come and have fun, meet new people and try a range of VI sports as well as supporting more VI people to find their next sporting adventure in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas.

Download the PDF poster here.
Download the accessible Word document poster here.

Are you a sports professional, coach, and official

Are you a sports professional, coach, and official or have ever imagined what it is like to play visually impaired sport?

Do you want to learn how to make sport sessions more accessible for people with sight loss?

Develop a greater appreciation for blind and partially sighted athletes by delving into the world of VI sport at the British Blind Sport Try VI Sports Day.

If you are a fully sighted and would like to improve your knowledge of, and explore VI sport through the experience of a young person with sight loss, please complete this online form.

Download the PDF poster here.
Download the accessible Word document poster here.

More updates form British Blind Sport can be found at https://britishblindsport.org.uk/news/.