The Royal National College for the Blind has won the bid to host the IBSA Blind Football European Championships 2015. The event will take place from 22-29 August 2015 at thePoint4, the College’s international standard sports centre.
The tournament will act as a direct qualifier for the Paralympics in Rio 2016 and will showcase the very best blind footballers from ten countries in Europe. Hosts England will compete against France, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Italy, Greece, France, Poland and Belgium.
In 2010 the College hosted the IBSA Blind Football World Cup. This proved to be an amazing success, attracting over 9000 spectators and TV audiences from around the world.
Since then, the Paralympics 2012 raised the profile of disability sport, increasing an already healthy interest in blind football as a spectator sport.
The college are looking for over 100 enthusiastic and energetic people and will be arranging short, informal interviews on various dates. If successful you will also be asked to attend a day’s training on 2 August 2015.
Please note that all volunteers must be over the age of 16 on 20 August 2015.
Tickets for the competition are now available for only £5. Get your Blind Euros tickets now!