Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sports for the visually impaired

PEOPLE with visual impairments can try their hand at football, trampolining and archery during a sports challenge.

British Blind Sport, together with Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire Visual Impairment Service, are holding a "have a go day" at Chesterton Sports Centre in Cambridge for people to try out different sports. There will also be prizes for various challenges as well as family races.

The event coincides with the launch of British Blind Sport's "Seeing a healthier future" project, funded by the Big Lottery, which is aimed at improving sporting opportunities for 11-25-year-olds with visual impairments.

Sports could include football, cricket, trampolining, athletics, tri-golf, archery, racket sports and races. The event runs from 10.30am-3pm on August 18.

To book a place contact Ryan Armes, east regional development officer (young people) for British Blind Sport, on (01487) 843344 or email

People can also get involved as volunteers or coaches.


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