British Blind Sports invites people to have a go at VI sport in Manchester

British Blind Sport, the national disability sport organisation creating equal opportunities for people living with sight loss to access and enjoy sport, is excited to announce that their popular sport taster day is returning to Manchester on Saturday 7th September.

The British Blind Sport Have a Go Days offer a unique opportunity for participants to try a range of inclusive sports and have supported over 1000 people with a visual impairment to get active and find a new passion in sport since 2016. These events support people living with sight loss to become active and play sport, as well as introducing them to local clubs and coaches in their local area. After exploring the new activities, British Blind Sport encourages attendees to continue to play sport regularly at local clubs, groups and friendly facilities.

The previous Have a Go Day in Manchester was the most popular to date, with a staggering turnout of 72 participants. This year’s event offers a range of inclusive sports and activities including football, cricket, baseball, goalball and much more!

The Manchester Have a Go Day, which is delivered in partnership with Greater Sport Manchester, Henshaws Manchester and the Lancashire FA, will take place on Saturday 7th September, between 10am and 3pm at the Armitage Sports Centre, University of Manchester Sport, M14 6HE. The sports offered will be delivered by experienced coaches and instructors, all members of the British Blind Sport’s Manchester VI Sport Forum.

photo of a girl learning to play blind football at have a go day, outside, astroturf

These events are always very popular and therefore registration is required prior to the event which is available on the British Blind Sport website at http://bit.ly/HAGD-MAN.

BBS encourage everyone, no matter their previous experience in sport, to come along, have a go, but most importantly – have fun!

This event is free to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 for non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18). The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport, along with friends and family members. As well as the opportunity to try lots of different sports and activities, all attendees will also benefit from meeting industry professionals as well as other people living with sight loss taking their next steps towards living an active lifestyle.

To find out more about the British Blind Sport Have a Go Days including other locations this year, go to https://britishblindsport.org.uk/bbs-have-a-go-days/or contact British Blind Sport Tel: 01926 424247 Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk.