British Blind Sports (BBS) are giving people the opportunity to try a whole host of fun sporting activities at their Have a Go Day on Saturday 10 September in Leicester.

First held in 2016, the event will enable blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and their families to try rock climbing, fly fishing, fitness workouts, rugby, football, and much more in a supportive and relaxed setting at Brockington College.

For the first time, BBS will also be running their First Steps Family Days alongside the Leicester event, which will give young people living with sight loss the opportunity to get more active, build up their confidence and improve their motor skills. Funded by Children in need, the First Steps Family Days will give young people aged three to 11 the opportunity to take part in sports and meet other young people living with sight loss.

Philippa Bass, participation officer at BBS, said: “We are delighted to be hosting a Have a Go Day in Leicester to give blind and partially sighted people a chance to try out different sports. We encourage everyone, no matter their previous experience, to come along, make new friends and hopefully discover a new passion or hobby.”

Leicester’s Have a Go Day is one of a host of events being held across England and Wales by BBS. Other Have a Go Days are being held in Liverpool, York and Swansea, with an adaptive surf event also being held in North Devon, which will allow young people the exciting opportunity to try surfboarding in association with The Wave Project.

BBS’s Have a Go Day in Leicester will take place between 10am and 3pm at Brockington Castle on Saturday 10 September. To register for the free event, click here. For more information, visit the British Blind Sport website.

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