British Blind Sport announces The Paralympian Podcast series

British Blind Sport, the National Sport Disability Organisation for people with visual impairments, are very excited to be bringing a Paralympian Podcast series to their members and services users.

BBS have brought together a stellar line up of Paralympic athletes for a series of interviews to delve deeper into the professional lives and careers of our sporting heroes.

The podcasts will be delivered via Zoom, giving members and service users the opportunity to dial in and watch the interviews first hand. There will also be the opportunity for audience members to ask questions during the live episodes, or submit questions beforehand via Facebook.

Episodes will be broadcast live at 11am every other week and feature a different athlete in each podcast. The current timetable is set for the next 7 episodes, with the potential to extending the series further!

The recorded podcasts will also be available on the BBS website, Facebook and YouTube for anyone who can’t make the live episodes.

The Paralympian Podcast line up is;

Friday 14th August @ 11am – Sophie Thornhill MBE, British Paralympic tandem cyclist

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83091476447

Friday 28th August @ 11am – Roy Smith MBE, British Paralympic high jumper

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87104812126

Friday 11th September @ 11am – Mike Brace CBE, British Paralympic cross-country skier

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85937701479

Friday 25th September @ 11am – David Clarke, British Paralympic footballer

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81128001932

Friday 9th October @ 11am - Simon Butler, British Paralympic Runner

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6587426047

Friday 23rd October @ 11am - Ben Quitler, British Paralympic Judoka

Friday 6th November @ 11am - Naomi Richies MBE, British Paralympic Rower

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BBS Participation Officer, David, said “I’m really excited to be starting this new project for British Blind Sport. It’s a great way to allow our service users to engage with their sporting heroes and to hear first-hand the highs and lows of professional sport!

We’ve got a great line up of guests for our podcast series, and I can’t wait to get the chance to get to know more about them and their careers.”

To receive more information about The Paralympian Podcasts and to be sent the Zoom links nearer the time, anyone interested can sign up to the BBS Mailing List.

For more information about The Paralympian Podcast, please contact David on david@britishblindsport.org.uk