low-res-1409-bbs-sports-festival-11-07-2015-0230Following hot on the heels of the successful Paralympics in Rio, British Blind Sport’s annual Visually Impaired (VI) Festival of Sport is taking place on Saturday 22 October at Bablake School, Coundon Rd, Coventry, CV1 4AU from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and is FREE to all blind and partially sighted people aged 5 and over.

Alaina MacGregor, CEO, said:

“We are delighted to hold our annual Festival of Sport for visually impaired children and adults so soon after the Paralympic Games.  Rio 2016 has no doubt sparked interest for many people and we hope that the event will provide new opportunities for those living with sight loss to see if sport is for them.”

low-res-1409-bbs-sports-festival-11-07-2015-0155Bablake School offers first class sporting facilities and is accessible to the majority of the UK. Buses will be put on to get people to and from Coventry station throughout the day and there are numerous sports available for attendees to try – these include tennis, athletics, goalball, football, judo, rock climbing, cricket, equestrian, bowls, cycling and swimming, so there really is something for everyone. All of the sports will be delivered by qualified coaches with experience of coaching people VI people and there will be no competition – just a chance to come and have a go!

There will be an option to have a scheduled day at the event and follow a specific timetable in order that participants take part all the sports on offer, or participants can try the sports at your leisure.

British Blind Sport needs volunteers to help out on the day, so if you can spare some time to help the visually impaired and blind attendees enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

To register your interest in attending the day or you want to volunteer, contact participation@britishblindsport.org.uk or call 01926 42 42 47.