British Blind Sport Launch New Strategy A Vision For 2020 and Beyond

British Blind Sport, the national disability sports organisation for people living with sight loss, are pleased to announce the launch of their new strategy; A Vision For 2020 and Beyond.

The strategy reflects the charity’s understanding of the difference that sport can make to the lives of visually impaired (VI) individuals and builds upon the organisation’s learnings to maximise the opportunities for VI people in sport and physical activity. The new plan focuses on working in collaboration with partners with an emphasis on educating the sporting workforce, volunteering, research and sharing insight, promoting inclusivity and growing new opportunities in sport and physical activity for VI people across the UK.

Following an in-depth review of the 2013-2017 strategic plan, British Blind Sport has researched government recommendations, the Sport England ‘Towards an Active Nation’ strategy and consulted with key stakeholders such as national governing bodies of sport to discuss their future plans for sport and physical activities.  During the consultation BBS was keen to identify how the organisations can support one another to deliver quality sporting opportunities.

On the launch of the strategy, Chief Executive, Alaina MacGregor said ‘Sport generates inspiration, passion and excitement for all types of people regardless of age, gender or background. BBS wants this new strategy to support visually impaired people at every point of their sporting journey, from childhood into adulthood; recognising the challenges and opportunities at every step of the journey supporting not only the VI person, but the people and services around them’

British Blind Sport Acting Chairman, David Gavrilovic said ‘The strategic direction of the charity is very important to myself and the board and we are pleased to support this new strategy. British Blind Sport passionately believe that anyone with a visual impairment can get real value and benefit from sport or physical activities regardless of whether they want to compete, learn a skill or just have fun. This strategy will help to build on the great work the charity has delivered in previous years and continue to grow opportunities available for visually impaired people.’

Click here to download a copy of the strategy. For more information regarding the British Blind Sport strategy telephone 01926 424 247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk