A multi-sport event open to anyone who is blind or partially sighted, providing an opportunity to try a wide range of sports including Golf, Football, Rock Climbing, Weightlifting, Cycling, Goalball, Judo, Cricket and more has been arranged by British Blind Sport. The organisation is working in partnership with the RNIB, Lancashire Lions, Our Lady’s High School and Greater Manchester Sport to help people who suffer from sight loss join in and have a go at a wide range of sports.
The event which is free of charge takes place on Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am until 4.30pm at Our Lady’s Sports Centre, Manchester, M9 0RP. This is the seventh event held this year and forms part of British Blind Sport ‘Have a Go Day’ programme. These events have been run successfully across the country with blind and partially sighted individuals enjoying inclusive sport and physical activity with professional coaches in a safe and fun environment. Some of the feedback we have already received from those who have attended include:
‘Found it amazing the things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially the cycling for the 1st 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.
‘It was fun and the staff were supportive. The day was one to remember.’ – Participant, Have a Go Day Northamptonshire.
Online registration is available on the British Blind Sport website: http://britishblindsport.org.uk/have-a-go-days/enter-title-he/. For further details please telephone: 07929 356428 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.