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British Blind Sport (BBS) will be hosting an Activation Zone at the IBSA World Games which are taking place at the University of Birmingham campus, as well as other regional venues, from the 18 – 27 August.

The Activation Zone will be open Monday 21 - Friday 25 August, 11:00am to 2:00pm at Chancellor’s Court, University of Birmingham. The event will feature sporting activity taster sessions for blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities to participate in and learn more about opportunities available to them in their local areas.

Any visitors to campus can join in the fun to learn and appreciate how sport is adapted for people with sight loss. Confirmed activities include judo, tennis, blind football, goalball, archery and more.

Physical activity plays such an important role in living a happy and healthy life, we hope our Activation Zone provides people with an opportunity to experience some of the activities available.

Vicky Cook, Participation Officer at British Blind Sport

Vicky Cook, Participation Officer at British Blind Sport said: “We are excited to be hosting an Activation Zone at this year’s World Games to give blind and partially sighted people, and all visitors, a chance to try out different sports and hopefully discover a new passion or hobby. Physical activity plays such an important role in living a happy and healthy life, we hope our Activation Zone provides people with an opportunity to experience some of the activities available”.

If you would like more information about the Activation Zones and how to get involved, please visit the British Blind Sport webpage.

The University of Birmingham is proud to be a host venue for the IBSA World Games and hopes these Activation Zones provide visitors with the opportunity to try different sports, have fun and inspire future athletes.

The University is hosting archery, blind football, chess, judo, and showdown on campus. For more information about tickets, please visit the IBSA website.