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British Blind Sport and Great Sport Manchester Launch Sport Taster

British Blind Sport are delighted to add another multi-sport event to our calendar this summer. Working in partnership with the RNIB, Lancashire Lions, Our Lady’s High School and Greater Manchester Sport, join us for a day of sporting excellence and have a go at a wide range of sports. The event is free of charge and open to anyone who is blind or partially sighted, providing an opportunity to try a wide range of sports including Golf, Football, Rock Climbing, Weightlifting, Cycling, Goalball, Judo, Cricket and more!

Taking place on Saturday 22nd July 2017, 10am until 4.30pm at Our Lady’s Sports Centre, Manchester, M9 0RP, this is the seventh event delivered this year as part of the British Blind Sport ‘Have a Go Day’ programme. These events have been run successfully across the country with blind and partially sighted individuals enjoying inclusive sport and physical activity with professional coaches in a safe and fun environment. Some of the feedback we have already received from those who have attended include:

‘Found it amazing the things I thought I couldn’t do, I actually could. Especially the cycling for the 1st time in 11 years I felt the wind on my face as we moved around the track. Golf was wonderful as was the putting. Really enjoyed the day and look forward to the next.’ - Participant, Have a Go Day Leicestershire.

‘It was fun and the staff were supportive. The day was one to remember.’ - Participant, Have a Go Day Northamptonshire.

‘Thank you so much for organising today's gala, two tired but happy girls tonight both utterly thrilled with their first Braille medals’– Parent of a participant, BBS National Youth Swimming Gala.

Online registration is available on the British Blind Sport website: http://britishblindsport.org.uk/have-a-go-days/enter-title-he/. For further details please telephone: 07929 356428 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk.

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