British Blind Sport celebrates Universal Children’s Day

British Blind Sport celebrates Universal Children’s Day

Today, Friday 20 November marks United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day.

Established in 1954, Children’s Day encourages all countries to promote exchange and understanding among children, and to promote the welfare of the world’s children.

To celebrate Universal Children’s Day, we’re sharing a few words from a young girl who enjoys playing football. In her own words, Anya explains just why she loves sport and physical activity, and why you should too.


I play football because it is loads of fun.

I feel excited and full of energy when I put on my football kit. Once, I was taken with my dad to White Hart Lane, the home of Tottenham Hotspur, the team I support. It was my birthday, in August of this year, and I had a brilliant time.

People should play sport because it keeps you fit, it is healthy and it’s great fun.

How we help

British Blind Sport prides itself on ‘making a visible difference through sport’ by providing opportunities for children and adults to take part in sport and physical activity. We offer a national events programme for both children and adults, along with a number of ‘have a go’ sport taster days. We also provide advice to parents, carers, teachers, coaches, sports clubs and other organisations on how to enable more people with visual impairments to participate in sport.

Find out more about the sport and physical activity opportunities we offer here.