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Have a Go Day: Northhampton!

Have a Go Day Northamptonshire with British Blind Sport 25 April 2020

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 alex@britishblindsport.org.uk

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.

 

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

 

 

BBS: Newcastle – Have a Go Day! Cancelled

Have a go Day - Newcastle

Due to circumstances out of our control, we have had to cancel the upcoming British Blind Sport Newcastle Have a Go Day planned for the 27th October 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The hope is to reschedule an event in the region in the not too distant future, but please in the meantime keep an eye on our BBS events page for other events taking place across the country: http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/events/

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We are delighted to announce registration is now open for British Blind Sport’s Newcastle Have a Go Day!  Working in partnership with Henshaw’s Newcastle, come along and take part in an entirely free day of activities! Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, including their friends, family or siblings.

When and where
Date: 27th October 2017
Time: 10:30-3pm
Venue: Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3BR.

Get Involved!
Register online please click here
For further details please telephone: 07917 388 172 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport’s: Newcastle – Have a Go Day! Cancelled

Have a go Day - Newcastle
Venue:
Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3BR.
Time:
10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Phone:
07917 388 172
Date:
27th October 2017
Cost:
FREE


Due to circumstances out of our control, we have had to cancel the upcoming British Blind Sport Newcastle Have a Go Day planned for the 27th October 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The hope is to reschedule an event in the region in the not too distant future, but please in the meantime keep an eye on our BBS events page for other events taking place across the country: http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/events/

——————————————————————————

We are delighted to announce registration is now open for British Blind Sport’s Newcastle Have a Go Day!  Working in partnership with Henshaw’s Newcastle, come along and take part in an entirely free day of activities! Open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, including their friends, family or siblings.

When and where
Date: 27th October 2017
Time: 10:30-3pm
Venue: Walker Activity Dome, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 3BR.

Get Involved!
Register online please click here
For further details please telephone: 07917 388 172 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk