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Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Association hosts u-18 blind football event

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Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Association is scheduled to host a u-18 blind football event at the Westfield Sports Centre on Eckington Road in Sheffield on March 20 from 10am until 12 noon.  It is open to anyone under the age of 18 who has a visual impairment.

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The event is being supported by Action for Blind, British Blind Sport, and Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.  If  the event is successful, Sheffield & Hallamshire County Football Association plan to try to regularly hold youth blind football events.

These sort of local events supporting football for people with disabilities build on a tradition that really got underway in the leadup to the 2012 Summer Paralympics, and have continued since despite Great Britain not qualifying  5-a-side team for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.  The Great Britain national 7-a-side team for athletes with cerebral palsy have qualified for Rio.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
<p>Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.</p>

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