Have a go at inclusive sports at BBS’s event in Leicester!
Try rock climbing, fly fishing, fitness workouts, rugby, football and more at British Blind Sport’s (BBS) Have a Go Day in Leicester. The free event will take place on Saturday 10 September 2022 from 10am to 3pm at Brockington College, Enderby Road, Leicester, LE18 4AQ. We invite blind and partially sighted people of all abilities, as well as their families, to come along and participate in sport in a relaxed and supportive setting.
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 people living with sight loss in Leicester 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 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.”
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. Family Days allow young people with sight loss 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 First Steps or call 01926 424247.
For more information about Have a Go Days, visit the BBS website.
Alternatively you can email our Participation Officer or call on 07792 710570.
BBS 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.