The British Blind Sport Have a Go Day is coming to Norwich on the 31st August

British Blind Sport (BBS) is pleased to work in partnership with the Virtual School Sensory Support Team at the Norfolk County Council to deliver a fun filled day of inclusive activities specifically for people living with sight loss across Norfolk.

British Blind Sport’s Have a Go Days have supported almost 1000 people with a visual impairment to get active and find a new passion in sport since 2016. This series of events brings together local and inclusive sport providers to create an opportunity for people living with a visual impairment to try their hand at a range of new and exciting activities in a supportive environment. After exploring these new activities, the British Blind Sport supports attendees to continue to play sport regularly at local clubs and sporting facilities.

The Norwich Have a Go Day will take place on Saturday 31st August, from 10am until 3pm at University of East Anglia Sports Park, NR4 7TJ. All participants will have the opportunity to try goalball, guide running, gymnastics, golf, football and tennis.

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-NORWICH.

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

This is what previous participants have said about the events:

“I got to try out loads of sports that I haven’t done before and sports I liked but didn’t think I could do anymore because of my sight” - Participant, Have a Go Day York.

“I had lots of fun… I am hoping to take up one or two of the sports I tried today more regularly” - Participant, Have a Go Day Bristol.

“I liked trying sports that were especially for visually impaired people. We might have a go at junior parkrun now” – Participant, Have a Go Day Cambridge.

3 photos of VI people playing inclusive sport

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. At the event, there will be an opportunity to try goalball, guide running, gymnastics, golf, football and tennis with further activities still to be confirmed. 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.
Register today at http://bit.ly/HAGD-NORWICH.

For further details, contact British Blind. Call 01926 424247 or email info@britishblindsport.org.uk.

British Blind Sport are always grateful of the support of volunteers to help out at these events. If you can spare some time to help the attendees to enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

Investing in local community activities is paramount to the health and welfare for people living with disabilities in the UK. British Blind Sport would like to thank The Lady Hind Trust and West Norwich Lions Club for supporting us to deliver this event. Activities like this would not be possible without the generous funding from our financial supporters.