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Have a Go Day in Sussex!

Have A Go day Sussex - British Blind Sport

We are delighted to inform you of a British Blind Sport – “ Have a Go Day in Sussex!

Attendees can expect a day of activities and fun including Golf, Goalball, Archery, Bowls, Tennis, Football, Cricket and Judo! Working with Active Sussex and Albion in the Community, this event is open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, adults and children, as well as friends and family.

Date: Sunday 12th August   Time: 9.45 am to 2 pm
Venue: Falmer Sport Complex, University of Brighton,
Falmer, BN1 9RHon
Cost: This is a FREE sports taster event.

To register, visit the Events page of the British Blind Sport website or use the link below.
Register for the Sussex Have a Go Day.

For further details please contact Participation Officer, Alex Pitts on 01926 424 247, mobile 07929 356 428 or email Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk.

View upcoming events: http://britishblindsport.org.uk/events/

 

Have a Go Day in Sussex!

Have A Go day Sussex - British Blind Sport
Venue:
Falmer Sport Complex, University of Brighton, Falmer, BN1 9RH
Time:
9.45 am - 2.00 pm
Phone:
01926 424 247
Date:
12th August 2018
Cost:
FREE


We are delighted to inform you of a British Blind Sport – “ Have a Go Day in Sussex!

Attendees can expect a day of activities and fun including Golf, Goalball, Archery, Bowls, Tennis, Football, Cricket and Judo! Working with Active Sussex and Albion in the Community, this event is open to anyone with a visual impairment aged 5 and up, adults and children, as well as friends and family.

Date: Sunday 12th August   Time: 9.45 am to 2 pm
Venue: Falmer Sport Complex, University of Brighton,
Falmer, BN1 9RHon
Cost: This is a FREE sports taster event.

To register, visit the Events page of the British Blind Sport website or use the link below.
Register for the Sussex Have a Go Day.

For further details please contact Participation Officer, Alex Pitts on 01926 424 247, mobile 07929 356 428 or email Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk.

View upcoming events: http://britishblindsport.org.uk/events/

 

The blind judo stars of India

original article by the bbc.co.uk  8 March 2018

In rural India, young women with visual impairments are seizing the opportunity to learn the techniques of self-defence.

Their disabilities mean that they are often most at risk from physical and sexual abuse, and many are unable to leave their homes unaccompanied. By becoming able to defend themselves, more than 60 women have been able to return to school, find jobs and become active members of society.

Several have gone on to compete in national championships, winning medals and mentoring other visually impaired women in their area.

A woman rests on another women's shoulders.
A woman rests on another women’s shoulders.

Image copyright: ARKO DATTO / NOOR / SIGHTSAVERS

A woman watches from the sidelines
A woman watches from the sidelines

Image copyright: ARKO DATTO / NOOR / SIGHTSAVERS

Two women do Judo
Two women do Judo

Image copyright: ARKO DATTO / NOOR / SIGHTSAVERS

Sudama started learning judo in 2014, and since then her confidence has grown considerably. She has been able to return to school. Before, she was unable to attend because her parents had to work and no other relatives were regularly available to take her.

“Before learning judo I was thinking: ‘How will I go out? How will my life go on?’ I used to be afraid to go to school alone. My mother and father wouldn’t allow me, because it was far away.”

After returning to school, Sudama began teaching judo to her friends and later qualified as a trainer. She has gone on to win gold and silver medals in Delhi, Goa, Gurugram and Lucknow.

A girl peers through a window
A girl peers through a window

Image copyright: ARKO DATTO / NOOR / SIGHTSAVERS

A mentor talks to a woman
A mentor talks to a woman

Image copyright: ARKO DATTO / NOOR / SIGHTSAVERS

Two girls wrestle
Two girls wrestle

Image copyright: ARKO DATTO / NOOR / SIGHTSAVERS

After competing at the National Blind Judo championships in New Delhi, the young women have gained a huge level of respect within their communities.

However, they still face challenges. After two years of training, 20-year-old Janki went on to win a gold medal at the National Blind and Deaf Judo Championships.

She has recently been selected to compete again at the International Blind Championships, which are taking place in Turkey. But it will be very hard for her family to raise sufficient funds for her to go.

Janki remains positive. “I feel very happy that I represented my country,” she says. “I never thought my life would be so changed after playing judo and learning self-defence.”

Two women talk on a slide
Two women talk on a slide

Image copyright: ARKO DATTO / NOOR / SIGHTSAVERS

original article by the bbc.co.uk  8 March 2018

British Blind Sport’s – Sport Specific Guides!

BBS Sport Specific Guides

British Blind Sport have begun developing sport-specific educational resources to assist those who are delivering sporting sessions with support and guidance on how to include people with sight loss.

Links below and include:

In partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association, Visually Impaired Friendly Swimming is an online swimming course for including people with visual impairment more effectively in swimming lessons and clubs. Find out more here.

Disability Sports Coach runs a 3.5-hour workshop about understanding and incorporating a variety of disabilities into sessions, looking at communication and coaching styles. The next workshop takes place on Thursday 21 January from 18:30 at Willesden Sports Centre. Book your place here.

 

Brent – FREE Multi Sports Event – 21 Nov 2015

Brent VI Taster Day

Brent VI Taster Day

What is it? Brent VI is a taster day for visually impaired children and adults. There will be a number of different sports to take part in including; Goalball, Walking Football, Dance, Trampolining, Athletics and Judo!

Sign up today!  Call Willesden Sports Centre  020 8955 1120

Date: Saturday 21st November
Time: Registration 11:30am
Event 12pm-4pm
Location: Willesden Sports Centre Donnington Road NW10 3QX
Contact  Form: http://allactivebrent.co.uk/contact-us/

All Active Brent is a range of activity programmes specifically designed for people in Brent who have a physical disability, learning disability or a mental health condition. We want to make activity assessable to everyone, so come along, get active and try this great new session.
Book now link : http://allactivebrent.co.uk/book-now/