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First Steps into Scotland: British Blind Sport

What is First Steps? First Steps is a British Blind Sport initiative supported by Scottish Disability Sport for visually impaired children. The aim of the project is to improve visually impaired children’s health and fitness by encouraging an active lifestyle. The challenge: Two in every three children do not meet the Government’s guidelines of 60 minutes activity each day and over one third are overweight or obese. The risk of inactivity and obesity is even higher for visually impaired children, who face additional barriers to participation such as a lack of inclusive PE teaching in mainstream schools, bullying and lower … Read more


British Blind Sport and England Athletics have launched ‘Find a Guide’, a national guide runner database to support more people with a visual impairment to run. The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a visual impairment, whether they have never run before, are a gymgoer looking to take their running outdoors or a seasoned runner looking for a new guide. It will enable visually impaired people to go for a run on their own, join a club or running group or take part in an event or race. Over the next 12 months … Read more

British Blind Sport- Visually Impaired Archery Day

Accrington Academy of Sport & Leisure, Queens Rd West, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 4FF Saturday 21st May 2016 11:00 am till 4:00 pm If you are visually impaired and want to try a new and exhilarating sport, come and try archery at our special taster day. Specifically tailored for anyone who just wants to have a go, this is the perfect way to challenge yourself and hit your targets! For more information or to book your free place at this event, contact Lauren Impey at British Blind Sport participation@britishblindsport.org.uk 01926 42 42 47 / 07929 356428 www.britishblindsport.org.uk

People’s Postcode Trust helps British Blind Sport takes its First Steps into Scotland

The leading national charity for visually impaired sport in the UK, British Blind Sport, is delighted to announce that it has received over £15,000, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The funding through People’s Postcode Trust will enable British Blind Sport to deliver its ground-breaking First Steps project across Scotland. With many visually impaired children struggling with physical activity due to the lack of inclusive PE at mainstream schools and a personal fear of failure or low confidence, this often leaves them feeling isolated when it comes to taking part in sport. With over 25,000 visually impaired children living … Read more

British Blind Sport Festival of VI Sport

British Blind Sport is gearing up to host an exciting event to celebrate 40 years of supporting visually impaired (VI) people through sport. On 11th July the British Blind Sport (BBS) Festival of VI Sport, taking place in Coventry, will showcase many different sports and activities for people who are blind and partially sighted to experience. This event is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is blind or partially sighted to try new sports, learn new skills, gain confidence, make friends and have fun. The Festival of VI sport is free for everyone and BBS welcome visually impaired people of … Read more

Ronan’s first Goalball Experience

Goalball is one of those things that I might never have heard of if we weren’t on the journey of a blind child. Goalball is a Paralympic team sport designed specifically for blind and visually impaired athletes. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents’ goal. Teams alternate throwing or rolling the ball from one end of the playing area to the other, and players remain in the area of their own goal in both defence and attack. Players must use the sound of the bell to … Read more