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BBS Young Leader Camp 2019

BBS National Young Leader Camp 2019

British Blind Sport have open registrations for the first ever BBS National Young Leader Camp 2019

Have fun, play sports, make new friends and gain a nationally recognised qualification accredited by Sports Leaders UK!  This event is a British Blind Sport event, brought to you in partnership with the Royal National College for the Blind.

FREE for 14 to 16-year-olds living with a visual impairment in England.

Dates: Monday 15th April, Time : 11 am until Thursday 18th April, Time: 2 pm.

This 3-night residential camp will be held at Venue:  Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford.

For more details:  Go to https://bit.ly/NYLcamp19

Contact: Call 01926 424247 or Email Lijana@britishblindsport.org.uk

 

 

BBS Young Leader Camp 2019

BBS National Young Leader Camp 2019
Venue:
Royal National College for the Blind, Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DT
Time:
Time : 11 am - Thurs18th April, Time: 2 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
15th April 2019
Cost:
Call contact to Confirm


British Blind Sport have open registrations for the first ever BBS National Young Leader Camp 2019

Have fun, play sports, make new friends and gain a nationally recognised qualification accredited by Sports Leaders UK!  This event is a British Blind Sport event, brought to you in partnership with the Royal National College for the Blind.

FREE for 14 to 16-year-olds living with a visual impairment in England.

Dates: Monday 15th April, Time : 11 am until Thursday 18th April, Time: 2 pm.

This 3-night residential camp will be held at Venue:  Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford.

For more details:  Go to https://bit.ly/NYLcamp19

Contact: Call 01926 424247 or Email Lijana@britishblindsport.org.uk

 

 

BBS Swimming Gala 2019!

BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 30 March 2019

ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE BRITISH BLIND SPORT NATIONAL YOUTH SWIMMING GALA 2019

Originally posted on  britishblindsport.org.uk  by 

British Blind Sport is pleased to confirm the 2019 date for the charity’s National Youth Swimming Gala as Saturday 30th March. The prestigious event will take place in the West Midlands at the University of Birmingham’s Sport & Fitness Centre, Edgbaston (B15 2TT) from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm and is free to enter for all blind and partially sighted children aged between 8 to 17 years old.

Hosted by the national charity for visually impaired people in sport, this event has been held successfully for over 20 years and is the only VI specific youth swimming competition in the UK, attracting participants from across the country. It is the perfect event for any child with a visual impairment to take part in swimming or compete against children their own age. Free, one to one and small group lessons will also be on offer for those children aged 5-17 years of age, who may not feel confident enough to take part in the swimming gala but would like to learn the basic principles of how to swim. These lessons we be delivered by qualified coaches with experience of working with people with visual impairments.

Alaina MacGregor, CEO of British Blind Sport said:

“Every year we see how the gala makes a real difference to young people living with sight loss, many of whom have never had the opportunity to participate in a sporting event that is adapted to suit their needs or been able to compete alongside their peers. The event also helps young people, families and volunteers to learn more about British Blind Sport and the many projects that we deliver to support young VI people in sport.  It also provides a unique experience for our See My Voice Young Leaders who volunteer to help run the event. Year on year, we receive really positive feedback from the participants and young volunteers at the event and I am pleased that it remains a mainstay within the BBS calendar. ”

British Blind Sport Participation Delivery Officer, Alex Pitts said,

“Sport is a tool that can be used to inspire people of all backgrounds. The BBS National Youth Swimming Gala holds extreme significance, as it provides the opportunity to integrate and socialise with others who have had similar life experiences, as well as developing swimming proficiency.  The event also offers signposting to local clubs so that participants can train and compete year round. We love to see the difference just one event can make to young people’s lives”.

For further details please visit the British Blind Sport website or to register please click here. If you wish to sign up a group of swimmers, please contact Alex Pitts on 07929 356428 or email Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk.

British Blind Sport need volunteers to help at upcoming events. If you can spare some time to help the visually impaired and blind attendees enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

Download the BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2019 poster here

Download the BBS National Youth Swimming Gala Accessible Poster 2019 here

 

 

BBS Swimming Gala 2019

BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 30 March 2019
Venue:
West Midlands at the University of Birmingham’s Sport & Fitness Centre, Edgbaston (B15 2TT)
Time:
12.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07929 356428
Date:
30th March 2019
Cost:
Call Contact to Confirm


ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE BRITISH BLIND SPORT NATIONAL YOUTH SWIMMING GALA 2019

Originally posted on  britishblindsport.org.uk  by 

British Blind Sport is pleased to confirm the 2019 date for the charity’s National Youth Swimming Gala as Saturday 30th March. The prestigious event will take place in the West Midlands at the University of Birmingham’s Sport & Fitness Centre, Edgbaston (B15 2TT) from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm and is free to enter for all blind and partially sighted children aged between 8 to 17 years old.

For further details please visit the British Blind Sport website or to register please click here. If you wish to sign up a group of swimmers, please contact Alex Pitts on 07929 356428 or email Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk.

Hosted by the national charity for visually impaired people in sport, this event has been held successfully for over 20 years and is the only VI specific youth swimming competition in the UK, attracting participants from across the country. It is the perfect event for any child with a visual impairment to take part in swimming or compete against children their own age. Free, one to one and small group lessons will also be on offer for those children aged 5-17 years of age, who may not feel confident enough to take part in the swimming gala but would like to learn the basic principles of how to swim. These lessons we be delivered by qualified coaches with experience of working with people with visual impairments.

Alaina MacGregor, CEO of British Blind Sport said:

“Every year we see how the gala makes a real difference to young people living with sight loss, many of whom have never had the opportunity to participate in a sporting event that is adapted to suit their needs or been able to compete alongside their peers. The event also helps young people, families and volunteers to learn more about British Blind Sport and the many projects that we deliver to support young VI people in sport.  It also provides a unique experience for our See My Voice Young Leaders who volunteer to help run the event. Year on year, we receive really positive feedback from the participants and young volunteers at the event and I am pleased that it remains a mainstay within the BBS calendar. ”

British Blind Sport Participation Delivery Officer, Alex Pitts said,

“Sport is a tool that can be used to inspire people of all backgrounds. The BBS National Youth Swimming Gala holds extreme significance, as it provides the opportunity to integrate and socialise with others who have had similar life experiences, as well as developing swimming proficiency.  The event also offers signposting to local clubs so that participants can train and compete year round. We love to see the difference just one event can make to young people’s lives”.

British Blind Sport need volunteers to help at upcoming events. If you can spare some time to help the visually impaired and blind attendees enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

Download the BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2019 poster here

Download the BBS National Youth Swimming Gala Accessible Poster 2019 here

 

 

BBS: Have a Go Day Bristol

Have a go Day Bristol with British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport Have a Go Day Bristol

We are delighted to announce British Blind Sport’s Have a Go Day programme is coming to Bristol!  Working in partnership with Wesport and Vision West of England, the event will take place at St Pauls Sports Centre, Newfoundland Road,
St Pauls, BS2 9NH on Saturday 15th September. Register for the Have a Go Day in Bristol.

Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, including their friends and siblings, come along and take part in an entirely free day of activities including Cricket, Football, Guide Running and many more!

Last year a number of successful similar events took place across the UK. Here’s what other participants had to say:

“I found it amazing! The things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially cycling for the first time in 11 years. I felt the wind on my face as we moved around the track. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to the next.” Participant, Have a Go Day Leicester

When and Where

Venue: Bristol Grammar School Sports Hall, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SR

Date: Saturday 15th September   Time: 11am-4pm

 Get Involved!

Register for the Have a Go Day in Bristol.

Contact: For further details please contact Alex Pitts, Participation Officer on telephone:  07929 356428 or email alex@britishblindsport.org.uk