Try inclusive sports in Birmingham at BBS’s Have a Go Day for blind and partially sighted people!

Try inclusive sports in Birmingham at BBS’s Have a Go Day for blind and partially sighted people!

Try inclusive sports in Birmingham at BBS’s Have a Go Day for blind and partially sighted people!

British Blind Sport (BBS) is hosting a free sports taster event for blind and partially sighted people in Birmingham. The event will take place on Sunday 12th June 2022 from 10am to 3pm at Wolverhampton University, Walsall Campus, Gorway Rd, Walsall, WS1 3BD. The event will feature a fantastic line-up of sporting activities for blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities to participate in alongside their friends and family. Confirmed activities include cricket, baseball, goalball, rugby and more.

BBS Have a Go Days have been held successfully across the country since 2016, encouraging blind and partially sighted people to become more active. The event will give blind and partially sighted people in Birmingham and the surrounding area the opportunity to try adapted sports and learn about inclusive opportunities that they can continue to enjoy and participate in after the event.

Philippa Bass, Participation Officer at British Blind Sport said, " We are delighted to be hosting a Have a Go Day in Birmingham to give blind and partially sighted people a chance to try out different sports and hopefully discover a new passion or hobby. Physical activity plays such an important role in living a happy and healthy life, our Have a Go Days ensure that more people will get an opportunity to experience some of the activities available."

BBS is also running First Steps Family Days alongside our Have a Go Days. First Steps is a national project, funded by Children in Need, and helps young people with sight loss get more active by improving their motor skills and building confidence in their abilities. First Steps Family Days allow young people with sight loss from aged 3-11yrs to try out locally available sports and meet other young people with sight loss. Young people taking part will be welcomed into an introductory session and then join in the wider activities available at each Have a Go Day. For more information on Family Days, please email firststeps@britishblindsport.org.uk or call 01926 424247.

Registration is open. The form is available at: https://britishblindsport.wufoo.com/forms/have-a-go-dayfamily-day-registration-birmingham/

For more information, please visit the British Blind Sport Website:  https://britishblindsport.org.uk/bbs-have-a-go-days/

Or contact our Participation Officer at 07792 710570 or email sportdevelopment@britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport is always grateful for the help of volunteers at events. Please get in touch if you can spare some time to help attendees enjoy the day fully.