British Blind Sport put their Board of Trustees in the spotlight during National Trustee Week 2019

National Trustee Week is an annual campaign to highlight and celebrate the hard and charitable work of over 1 million trustees across the UK. At British Blind Sport, our trustees are a vital part of our work towards helping people living with sight loss to access sports and lead more active lives.

Clive Spencer is one of the Board of Trustees for British Blind Sport, voted in as a Trustee in June 2017.

Born and bred in Warwickshire, he has been involved with visually impaired sport for all of his professional life. He has been a member of British Blind Sport, and its predecessor BASRAB, since its inception in the 1980s.

As a qualified Physical Education teacher, he taught for 39 years at the country’s premier secondary school for the visually impaired in Worcester, where he was involved in almost all sporting activities undertaken by the visually impaired, including athletics, cricket, football and goalball.

He was responsible for the introduction of the disability specific sport of goalball to the country in 1978 with the staging of the first World Championships in Austria. The sport has subsequently enabled him to coach the GB team at World Championships and Paralympic Games.

Speaking of his motivations as a BBS Trustee, he says: “I have had many wonderful opportunities to coach and officiate at the highest level, and now is the chance to put something back into VI sport and create opportunities for the visually impaired members. I appreciate the great value that sport can have for people and its special importance for those with sight loss.”

Now retired for more than a decade, Clive is still involved in officiating cricket and goalball within the national leagues.

British Blind Sport would like to take this opportunity to thank their Board of Trustees for their commitment and passion towards helping us to make a visible difference to people’s lives through sport.