On 29 May, Metro Blind Sport have released a new series of videos to improve the delivery, understanding and participation of visually impaired bowls.
A recent Sport England Active People Survey showed disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled. With support from the Greater London Fund for the Blind and the Masonic Charitable Foundation, Metro Blind Sport has created a series of videos to help to reverse this trend.
The three bowls videos are designed to show how visually impaired bowls is played, how to take part and the benefits it has on participants. The videos will share first-hand experiences from people with a variety of visual impairments, so others can learn from their stories, helping them to understand the health and social benefits of playing bowls.
Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Video Links Below
- Bowls Video 1: https://blindsport.uk/Bowlsvideo1
- Bowls Video 2: https://blindsport.uk/BowlsVideo2
- Bowls Video 3: https://blindsport.uk/BowlsVideo3
It is intended that the videos are used in bowls clubs, schools and sporting groups across the country to demonstrate how blind and partially sighted bowls is enjoyed by players all around the UK. The videos are an ideal resource for coaches who want to support the growth of visually impaired bowls.
Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport
“The videos have been made to make a positive change and support more people to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle through playing bowls. Bowls is such an inclusive sport and these videos are providing an understanding of how blind and partially sighted people can play sport and be active.”
Amit Amin, Double UK VI Bowls Champion and member of Metro Blind Sport
“For some time, we have needed a video to showcase blind and partially sighted bowls. Visually impaired bowls is an activity that can be played between sighted people and those with a visual impairment and I believe the videos will give more knowledge and confidence to support those people enjoying our fabulous sport.”
Below the 3 videos in a Playlist