Demos with England Blind Football Team

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/04/2015
All Day

Location
National Football Museum

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Ahead of this summer’s IBSA Blind Football European Championships, the National Football Museum in Manchester is partnering with the tournament hosts, The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), and The FA to stage an exciting family-friendly Easter event devoted to the Paralympic sport of blind football.

 

On Friday 10 April 2015 between 11:00am and 2:00pm visitors are invited to experience blind football by trying dribbling or shooting wearing a blindfold.

“We are excited about this event, which we hope will appeal to people who are sighted as well as those with visual impairments,” said Tournament Director Chris Combe. “It’s a great weekend of football for Manchester and we hope that people can learn more about blind football and even test their luck against former City defender Danny Mills in a pre-derby match day shoot out.”

 

For anyone who is visually impaired and wants to be the next Keryn Seal (England Blind Football Captain), this is your chance to show the FA talent scouts what you can do!

Alongside Head Coach Jon Pugh and the England team will be Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, BT Sport presenter Des Kelly, Danny Mills (Radio 5 Live pundit), and Dave Clarke (England Blind Football’s all-time top goal scorer). Tony Larkin, former England Blind Football Head Coach and the man who spearheaded the development of blind football in this country, will also be present.

Entry is free and visitors of all ages can call in to the amazing interactive exhibits at the Museum as well as watch demonstrations by the players and have a go at the sport.

If you require any further information then please email blindeuros@rnc.ac.uk

 

Find out more about the Blind Euros by visiting the official website; www.rnc.ac.uk/blindeuros

 

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