Sport

Find your team. Together you can learn lots of new skills to benefit your future. Find out what opportunities are available to you.

Sport

Join a team and together you can learn lots of skills to benefit your future. Find out what opportunities are available to you.

Sport

Join a team and together you can learn lots of skills to benefit your future. Find out what opportunities are available to you.

I didn’t let my VI get in the way of…

rugby

“I am 17, have a visual impairment and I play rugby; a sport that at first glance may appear as far from appropriate for the partially sighted as is possible.”

triathlons

“I wanted to try a new group of sports all together and thought it would be a good challenge. It meant I had to be quite disciplined and train hard.”

marshalling

“For my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, I volunteered at my local Junior Parkrun. The rotation system allowed me to experience each different role.”

keeping fit

“I felt freedom whilst partaking in sports. Every little bit of built up emotions and feelings I could release whilst cycling, playing football again and even swimming.”

cricket

“In one of our school PE lessons a coach came in to do a session of visually impaired cricket and invited us to come to a taster training session at Chigwell School.”

skiing

“Fair to say that sun burnt and windswept though we undoubtedly were, each one of us improved in our stamina and skill over the course of the blind skiing trip. “

Need some more inspiration? British Blind Sport have lots of case studies for you to explore.
Click here to read them on the British Blind Sport website >

I didn’t let my VI get in the way of…

rugby

“I am 17, have a visual impairment and I play rugby; a sport that at first glance may appear as far from appropriate for the partially sighted as is possible.”

triathlons

“I wanted to try a new group of sports all together and thought it would be a good challenge. It meant I had to be quite disciplined and train hard.”

marshalling

“For my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, I volunteered at my local Junior Parkrun. The rotation system allowed me to experience each different role.”

keeping fit

“I felt freedom whilst partaking in sports. Every little bit of built up emotions and feelings I could release whilst cycling, playing football again and even swimming.”

cricket

“In one of our school PE lessons a coach came in to do a session of visually impaired cricket and invited us to come to a taster training session at Chigwell School.”

skiing

“It is fair to say that sun burnt and windswept though we undoubtedly were, each one of us improved in our stamina and skill over the course of the blind skiing trip. “

Need some more inspiration? British Blind Sport have lots of case studies for you to explore.
Click here to read them on the British Blind Sport website >

What VI sports are out there?

British Blind Sport can point you in the right direction

British Blind Sport (BBS) enables blind and partially sighted people to have the same opportunities as sighted people to access and enjoy sport and recreational activities in the UK. Discover all the different sports available for you to have a go at. Have you thought about trying some of these?

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Boccia
  • Canoeing & Kayaking
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Goalball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo
  • Paratriathlon
  • Recreational cycling
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Snooker
  • Snowsports
  • Swimming
  • Target Shooting
  • Tennis
  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Walking groups

Do you take part in any of these sports? we’d love to hear from you! students@victa.org.uk

Try sport with VICTA

VICTA Activities

We’ve tried all sorts of sports during VICTA activities – climbing, archery, tennis, goalball and blind football to name a few. Find out about what’s coming up and get a taste of the action.

Other useful links

Metro Blind Sport

A London based charity, creating fun, accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted of all ages and abilities.

Goalball UK

Goalball UK are busy working to develop new clubs throughout the country and regularly hold taster sessions of this inclusive team sport.

Park Run

Free, weekly, community events where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

FA Blind Football

Blind football is five-a-side football – and, more specifically, it is an adapted version of futsal – find out how to get involved.

Other useful links

Metro Blind Sport

A London based charity, creating fun, accessible sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted of all ages and abilities.

Goalball UK

Goalball UK are busy working to develop new clubs throughout the country and regularly hold taster sessions of this inclusive team sport.

Park Run

Free, weekly, community events where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

FA Blind Football

Blind football is five-a-side football – and, more specifically, it is an adapted version of futsal – find out how to get involved.

Video chats for inspiration!

VICTA VI Tennis Taster – Jasper chats about the fun he had attending our taster day

Rising stars at the VICTA Sports Camp

Meet Hester Poole, a Para-Alpine Ski Racer for GB!

Hester tells us all about how VI skiing works and how she fell in love with the sport. What started as a tobogganing experience on a dry slope let to her winning Bronze in the European Championships in Poland. You never know where trying something new might take you!  You can follow Hester and support her snow sport journey on Twitter @HesterViSkier. Hester also starred in an episode of Extraordinary Me on Nickelodeon UK! Click here to watch Hester’s feature on YouTube >

Meet Jenna Maunder, a Club Level Rugby Player!

Jenna loves rugby and encourages you to get involved! She now plays at Club Level for Trojans Rugby Club in Southampton and hopes to continue when she starts university. Although Jenna has a vision impairment she plays in a mainstream team and tells us how just a few small adaptations make the difference!

Meeting the England Partially Sighted Futsal Team

We chat to players from the England Partially Sighted Futsal Team – Adam Lione, Liam Spinks, Thomas Lamb, Harry Macdonald, John McDougall and Josh Pugh. Find out how they got info Partially Sighted Futsal, their biggest challenges, greatest achievements, what impresses them about the England squad and what advice they’d give to you if you’re thinking about getting involved.

Head Coach Steve Daley MBE chats to the VICTA Student Portal about the challenges and triumphs of being part of the Partially Sighted Futsal squad and the privilege of being part of the team members journeys both on and off the pitch. Find out more about how to get involved with Partially Sighted Football: www.thefa.com/get-involved/player/disability/grassroots-disability-football/partially-sighted-football

Meeting the England Women’s Blind Football Team

VICTA was privileged to attend the England Women’s Blind Team’s first official training camp at the home of England football, St. George’s Park. As well as seeing the training in action, we had the chance to chat to some of the team. Here we talk to player Lucja all about her journey into the Blind Football team and who she loves the sport and has big hopes for its future!

Here we talk to Lauren Asquith, the Female Para Development Coach about how her love for Blind Football came about, her aspirations for this quickly developing and talented team and encouraging other young women to give the sport a try.

Watch all of the interviews here >

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