BLIND RUGBY

Supporting the British Blind Sport and RNIB Campaign
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BLIND RUGBY

Blind and partially sighted people are twice as likely to be inactive than people without sight loss. We want to change this; therefore, Worcester Warriors Community Foundation are proud to be supporting the British Blind Sport and the RNIB’s campaign encouraging more blind and partially sighted people to get more physically active: See Sport Differently – a new Sport England initiative designed to break down barriers in sport and increase opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to participate in physical activity. We are working to raise awareness among the two million people with sight loss in the UK, and across the sports sector, about how more blind and partially sighted people can get involved with sport and feel the benefits.

We know the positive impact sport can have on people’s lives and that people with sight loss can participate and excel in sport and physical activity at all levels. But we also know there’s work to do, as many people with sight loss are unable to access and therefore enjoy sport.

OUR CAMPAIGN

Our campaign sees Worcester Warriors Community Foundation working in partnership with The Change Foundation to develop Blind and Visually Impaired Rugby throughout the UK. We are both passionate about using sport to transform lives and build opportunities. We know, and our experience shows, that sport is a powerful tool for engaging and inspiring people, helping to improve physical and mental health, boost confidence and self-esteem, strengthen communication skills, encourage teamwork, foster new friendships and build camaraderie and community. Our organisations use sport as a platform for social change and believe that sport is for everyone with no exception. We are committed to working closely with our communities and creating opportunities for people to lead healthier lives, and to create inclusive access to rugby.

Partnership is key to everything we do, and we believe that by working as part of the See Sport Differently Project, our organisations can continue to build on our existing achievements.

 

AN INSPIRATIONAL SPORT

Between us we have been creating the inspirational and completely new sport of Blind Rugby for over five years, designed to build on rugby’s commitment to social inclusion and personal wellbeing. We have been piloting this game with youth and adult clubs throughout the UK.

The gameplay takes into consideration a wide range of sight conditions whilst maintaining the fundamental codes, laws, and spectacle of Rugby to both the players and spectators.

Registered Address: Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE
Registered Charity in England No: 1133136