FAI run Blind Football Workshop in ChildVision

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FAI run Blind Football Workshop in ChildVision

The FAI hosted an open training session for children with Vision Impairments, at ChildVision, earlier this week.
20th Jun 2018

To coincide with the school's Sports Day, a Blind Football pitch was brought to the school to encourage the children to play the game.

20 boys and girls of various ages took part on the day, using Blind Football equipment, making it easier to play.

FAI Development Officer David Rake has been working with the school in recent weeks, in the buildup to Tuesday's School Day.

Speaking at the event, FAI Football For All Development Officer Nick Harrison revealed the benefits of working with ChildVision.

"The FAI and Vision Sports Ireland are delighted to make a link with St Joseph's Primary School in ChildVision in Drumcondra.

"Principal Gwenda Johnson is incredibly positive about the value sport can bring to children’s lives and we will be going regularly to the school in the coming years to coach football to all the young people attending ChildVison, from age six up to 18.

"There are FAI Regional Centres for players with Vision Impairments in Cork and Dublin at the moment and we have plans to grow the game in Limerick, Waterford, Galway and Dundalk in the coming months."

There are plans in place to run an annual programme with ChildVision in an effort to make football available to those with Vision Impairments.