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Join our Junior Blind Tennis Program. Bring your family, bring a friend and have a hit. Lots of fun. Get involved.
Join us for a hit of tennis. Adapted to suit people with varying levels of vision impairment. We can't wait to meet you.
Join in on the fun and music with BSRV and Alan Bartlett at our next Music Quiz session on 20th March at 10.30am.
Georgie Tunny, from 'The Project', joined us on Centre Court at Kooyong to have a hit and learn about playing and coaching tennis with vision loss.
Assist a vision impaired tennis player getting to and from the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park. The Blind Tennis Program for adults runs from 6.30 to 8pm.
BSRV participant, Sue, has travelled an impressive distance with tandem bike pilot and BSRV volunteer, Rich. Discover how you can become a tandem bike pilot with BSRV.
BSRV are seeking a reliable riding buddy to pilot a tandem bike for a lady who is legally blind living in Geelong.
BSRV is seeking a tandem bike pilot for a BSRV member who is vision impaired. Join us.
Amanda, sailing participant, beautifully tells of her first experience sailing a 'Pacer' on Port Phillip Bay.
We learned how to react to the wind and waves, how to paddle to the conditions and new tips for water safety... and had immense fun.
Maria shares her experience of the many delights, and tells us why this market is a must to explore.
Join us for a coffee and cake catch up at the 'Where is My Coffee' Cafe. First Wednesday of the month, returning 7th February 2024.
'Making a Splash' is fun and fitness for adults who are blind and vision impaired - on Mondays 12 noon to 1pm.
Fun and fitness for adults who are blind and vision impaired where staff are trained in sighted guiding. Mondays 2.30pm to 3.15pm..
Jyotsna, Aqua Fit volunteer, believes that helping others while keeping active is a real win-win scenario!
Keep active and relaxed over the holiday break and in to 2024 in the comfort of your own home. Join in.
Come and Zoom in to enjoy some gentle Yoga with BSRV's personal trainer Lauren. Join in and keep moving.
Join us twice a week for an online walk. Easy to follow and work at your own pace. Keep active with us in 2023.
The class will activate your energy - breathe and relax with soft flowing movements. Stay healthy with us in 2023.
Join personal trainer Lauren every Thursday for gentle online fitness sessions.
Suitable for a range of fitness levels with a routine individually tailored to each participant.
Put on your gloves and join a small group 'Boxing & Fitness' class. Equipment provided. Any fitness level.
Join Personal Trainer Denise for a weekly Wednesday class at 11am for adult participants who are blind and vision impaired.
Four BSRV Ambassadors join the coaching ranks by undertaking Tennis Victoria's Foundation coaching course. Watch Rob and Adam coach Georgie from 'The Project' recently at Kooyong.
A wonderful lead up to Christmas celebrating the BSRV Origami project and the Statewide Vision Resource Centre children's choir.
Presented by Dr. Michelle Ananda-Rajah MP, receiving this award recognises Maurice's long-standing commitment as President and CEO of BSRV.
Congratulations to Maurice, welcome Kaine and thank you Kaye.
The COTA Victoria Senior Achiever Awards exemplify hard work, dedication, and selflessness. Congratulations to BSRV Ambassador, Doug Sloan OAM..
A sensational day of interesting facts as we walked to CERES Environmental Park via Joe's Market Garden.
Read Alan Bartlett's review of the iconic Annual Design Fringe Tactile Furniture Tour.
Joining 'Friends of Coburg Lake', we helped nurture the land to leave a lasting legacy.
Having formed a close friendship, Mary loves her weekly walks and sharing stories with Cathy.
Join our Walking With Willpower program for a weekly walk. Training provided.
Join our Walking with Willpower program for weekly one-hour walks. Training provided.
Join a BSRV member for weekly exercise around the Wendouree Lake Track loop. Training provided. Join us.
We explored beautiful natural environments on our four accessible sensory park walks.
Read about David's experience touching, smelling and tasting various plants and animals.
Such a wonderful and inclusive foodie experience... discovering new cuisines and friends on this great ‘Flavourhood’ Tour.
We were filled with vigour and vim at the Oak Park Sports & Aquatic Centre in Pascoe Vale. A great accessible class.
An opportunity to connect, share stories and celebrate great passion and commitment.
Ron writes about his life leading up to 'the big day' in his memoir 'My Life'.
A great day of making friends and having fun with horses at Tooradin Estate.
Annette recounts the buzz of a day at the AO.
Izzy faced her fears, conquered the cliff jump, and said "I now know I can do it!"
What a magic session of super sensory fun. Art with no rules.
BSRV's Ambassadors, Adam and Rob, were invited to be part of the announcement with Dylan Alcott and others.
An entertaining day with a few surprises along the way. We'll be back for more Geelong for sure!
Visitors were thrilled to learn about, and try, blind sports at the Vision Australia Family Fete.
A great opportunity to meet new people and join in on fun outings, delightful dinners, and wonderful walks.
Jane said “One of the best things I’ve ever done. Loved it! It was a spectacular adventure, typical of Blind Sports!"
The joys of history, nature and fish 'n' chips in Williamstown.
Discover the joy that the game of Swish brings Frank. Join us and join in.
Wonderful recognition of the many people, programs and organisations who are dedicated to creating a more inclusive world.
An exceptional three days of high level action. Congratulations to all involved for such a wonderful event.
Terry's passion for travel and music is shared on his radio program with an international audience.
A mix of sensations from a tour of Interesting textures, unusual materials and amazing creativity.
With a fascinating history and sensational acoustics, our experience was magnificent.
A fun and delicious, kids cooking workshop... with sticky fingers and well-licked spatulas.
We loved seeing the sneaky ducks in with the chickens. An amazing day for all.
Riley, who loves to give others the opportunity to join in, shares how he came to be part of the BSRV family.
Our wonderful Ambassadors recognised for their dedication to making the world more inclusive for people with vision loss.
Through detailed tactile instructions, BSRV participants with the assistance of volunteers, crafted 1000 origami cranes as offerings of eternal happiness.
An exciting weekend with athletes from all over the country.
16 people who are blind or vision impaired brought three beautiful Christmas trees to life as a show of appreciation.
We're very happy to be partnering with VicHealth to support the health and wellbeing of young people!
Carmel shares her volunteering experience and her motivation for helping others.
The Chadstone Butler Service eased the stress of embarking on a shopping expedition for Ali, Rob and Phoebe.
Committed to her weekly tennis lessons, Olivia is making terrific progress at her local inclusive tennis club. Meet Olivia and her coach Simon.
Ballarat is full of history and interesting places to visit and explore. A great destination for a long or short stay.
An interesting tour, from the heights of the Ponsford Stand to down on the hallowed turf. We loved it all.
Front row seats to see Charlie Pickering record his fabulous show 'The Weekly".
Dramatic waterfalls, rugged peaks, sheer cliffs and hidden trails... The Grampians had much to explore.
Emma Swann, our Forest therapy guide, together with co-guides Margaret and Rose lead a 'forest bathing' walk at Lysterfield Lake Park.
With over 30 years of performing experience, Alan honed his craft performing on the streets of Melbourne as a one-man-band.
Our Virtual Health and Wellness Programs continue to provide sporting and recreational activities for people who are blind and vision impaired.
We were thrilled to hear that our range of virtual programs had won the Health and Well-being Category.
Learn how Peter is empowering others to enjoy cycling and how you can join in.
Prostitutes, illegitimate children, gangsters, rowdy soldiers, 'Sly Grog' and a life of crime. Melbourne - what a history!
A lovely day out filled with gorgeous scents plus interesting historical and botanical information.
It was a fabulous day of squeals and camera clicks as the kids got to touch, smell and in most cases, hold a variety of animals.
Lionel Lauch from Living Culture shared how this land has provided for a Millennium for all inhabitants.
An eye opening experience for students as they were blindfolded and had to rely on their other senses.
With her husband David as her ‘eyes on the green’, Lisa has become a champion at Blind Bowls.
Get on the ice for social skating, figure skating, speed skating, curling or ice-hockey.
It was a lovely day for a tour and tennis on the lawn court. Thanks TennisVic for the invite.
A celebration of the commitment and achievements of our participants, volunteers and our Board members.
A great event for locals to have a hit using the ‘bell balls’ and ‘vision googles’ and to see the touring Australian Open Trophies.
A lovely 4 kilometre walk with great company, scenery and friendships made on the first day of Summer.
This online workshop was full of dancing and fun - a great experience. "It was good for body and mind".
"I loved it all, from the warm up exercises, the drumming rhythms, to the clapping and dance steps and movements". Carol.
A guide to help you make swimming accessible for people who are blind or vision impaired.
Watch these 2 'Opening Doors' tutorial videos to help you to include people with vision loss meaningfully.
BSRV Vice President presented with a well deserved award in recognition of her dedication to volunteering.
A BIG thank you to those who voted for BSRV as part of the Parks Victoria Volunteering Innovation Fund.
Congrats to all the winners at the 2021 Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Awards
Receiving the 2021 Price Waterhouse Coopers Volunteer of the Year Award is a well deserved recognition.
Awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) at Government House - A well deserved recognition for her dedication to helping others.
Awarded for his significant contribution to sport at the 2021 Victorian Tennis Awards.
Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative for 2021!
ABC Radio Melbourne's feature reporter, Madi Chwasta, chats to Maurice about his life.
This Honour Roll is great recognition for exceptional individuals. Congratulations Maurice.
A call for interest. Would you like to come and try Blind Judo? Bring your family, bring a friend and join in. Date to be confirmed.
We were very entertained by Robert's adventures and life of escapades!
Andy, a visually impaired nature connection practitioner took us through the chalk rivers and Chiltern hills near his home.
It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about Everton and Tegan's life in the country.
Weekly Aqua Fit Classes with a wonderfully enthusiastic instructor.
Time to reflect and be at one with nature. A wonderful experience at the Botanical Gardens.
An update from the Victorian Goalball Association. Tokyo and what's coming up for Goalball.
Read why Donna loves helping out and experiencing the company of friendly people.
BSRV are so grateful to benefit from the Nelson Alexander Foundation Day.
Congratulations Jane and thank you for your continued support of BSRV
A sunny day, friends, a historical tour, a walk, a poodle and a lovely lunch.
Lovely bushland with lots of birds and wildlife. A delightful day out.
We are proud to announce that Maurice is a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2021 Victorian Disability Awards.
New branding reflects the inclusive and welcoming nature of BSRV
Listen to a podcast of our President, Maurice talking to Carrie and Tommy about his life challenges.
Mr Charlie Pickering is the new co-Patron of Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria alongside Mr John Landy AC, former Governor of Victoria
Make a tax-deductible donation to assist children who are blind or vision impaired now.
Maurice Gleeson OAM appointed as President
Most Outstanding Inclusion Initiative - Victorian Blind Tennis Program
Limited spaces available - Zoom workshops!
"Yes, I fell in a few times, but that was all a part of the fun" Bianca
A fun day had by beginners and passionate tennis players 10 - 70 years old!
'It's so exciting to have these new opportunities for our kids' - Vanessa (mum)
A great experience for the kids joining Hawks AFL Blind player Ned Brewer-Maiga.