British Blind Sport Celebrates Lancashire Lions 10th Anniversary with VI Sport Taster Afternoon!

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British Blind Sport is delighted to be hosting a VI Sport Taster Afternoon as part of the Lancashire Lions 10th Anniversary Celebration event. The afternoon is free to attend and will take place on Saturday 28th August 2021, from 1pm to 5pm at Wright Robinson College in Manchester. The event is open to blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities, as well as their families, and will include a variety of inclusive sports such as Goalball, Cricket, and Baseball.

The sports sessions will be led by inclusive coaches in collaboration with local activity providers and will offer a relaxed and supportive environment for blind and partially sighted people in Manchester to try a variety of adapted sports and discover new sporting opportunities in the area. Lancashire Lions will also host a friendly goalball competition in the morning and are considering hosting a cricket tournament in the afternoon as part of the celebrations.

Lancashire Lions, British Blind Sport and delivery partners will adhere to updated Government Guidance regarding COVID to ensure the safety of all attendees.

Alex Pitts, National Partnerships Manager said, “British Blind Sport is proud to support this event and would like to congratulate the Lancashire Lions on 10 years of VI Cricket! Sport and physical activity can improve our health and strengthen communities by bringing people together. The event aims to encourage and inspire more blind and partially sighted people to get involved in sports. We’re looking forward to welcoming participants of all skill levels and to offer taster sessions to introduce people to VI sports in a fun and casual setting.”

“Lancashire Lions are proud to announce our 10th anniversary of providing multi sports to blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire and beyond” said Sheraz Chohan, Founder and Secretary of Lancashire Lions VI Sports Club. “Alongside the VI Sports Taster afternoon in partnership with British Blind Sport, we will also be hosting a goalball competition morning, inviting our friends from the community to enter in this friendly competition”.

Wright Robinson College is situated, Abbey Hey Ln, Gorton, Manchester M18 8RL. Online registration is required prior to the event. The form is available here.

For more information, please visit the British Blind Sport Website or email Alex Pitts, National Partnerships Manager or call 07929 356428.

For further information specifically about the Goalball Competition, please email Sheraz Chohan or call 07581 351786.

British Blind Sport are always grateful for 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.

Manchester VI Sport 2021 (poster opens in PDF)

Notes to Editors

About British Blind Sport

Based in Leamington Spa, British Blind Sport is the national disability sport organisation that represents visually impaired people in sport across the UK. The charity helps blind and partially sighted people get active and play sport. Sport and recreational activities can enhance the lives of people with visual impairments, by improving their health and increasing their social interaction. We encourage adults and children to participate in activities at all levels, from grassroots to the Paralympic Games.

About Lancashire Lions

Lancashire Lions Visually Impaired Cricket Club is a pioneering and multi-cultural organisation creating sporting and social opportunities for both males and females who have a visual impairment.

For further information email Sheraz Chohan, Club Secretary or call 07581 351786.

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