Blind archery event

Never too late to try

A severe visual impairment should not be a barrier to taking part or enjoying many sports.  Whether it is just to keep fit and healthy, or if you want to compete, there are so many new things to try.  

Taking part in sporting activities is not just good for getting active and keeping fit, sport is also a great way to socialise, make friends, build confidence and independence too. 

There are many sports that are open to blind and partially sighted people from archery, cricket, running, sailing, tandem cycling, tennis…. the list could go on and on! 

"I had never thought about playing tennis as a visually impaired person but I had always followed tennis on television and the radio. So when the opportunity came up to play visually impaired tennis I jumped at the chance.
For me playing VI tennis is a really good way not only to keep fit and healthy, but you are also using your brain when playing thinking about the next shot, so it is good for keeping your brain active too." 
Blind football training

We are here to help by…

  • Putting you in touch with a range of local visually impaired friendly sporting clubs
  • Hosting regular introductory taster sporting events where you can have a go at different sports 

Find out more

To find out more about any of the up-coming sporting taster events or to find a visually-impaired friendly sporting club near you then contact Marc Gulwell our Activities and Development Officer on [email protected], or call 0117 322 4885.

Participants at Blind Sports Taster Day


Vision West of England provides local services for people living with sight loss across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and in Wiltshire under the banner of Wiltshire Sight. Vision West of England is a UK registered charity no. 1178384.
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