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Come and join the fun at one of our social sport and recreation activities for teens who are blind or have low vision.

From gym-based activities, through to football, tennis, table tennis, Spin and swimming, there is something for everyone – and you don’t need to be fit or have any experience to join in.

Choose from programs in different areas of Melbourne – most of which are held after school or on weekends.

Come and meet others in your age group in a relaxed and informal setting. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member if you wish.

Below you can catch what some other teens have said about being involved in blind sports:

Tyra – Aged 15 - Blind Tennis

“I like playing blind tennis because it’s fun and it allows me to try the different activities. It was easy for me to understand and the coach made it interesting. When I play tennis, I feel more confident in knowing what to do and it motivates me to play even more.”

Bailey – Aged 14 – Blind football

“Blind soccer is great, we train on a fantastic pitch with awesome coaches. I have met many other people with vision impairments, and sometimes their guide dogs too. Last year some of the players I met travelled to Malaysia and India to play. Dad and I followed their progress on Facebook. It was really cool, and maybe one day I might get the opportunity to travel and play too.”

Steve Obeid – Vision impaired football

- Now a member of the Australian vision impaired football team -

“I had never been involved with blind sports before taking part in blind football in my teens. But now I love that there are so many sports to play and I am involved in AFL Blind and Blind Cricket as well.  Finding blind and vision impaired football felt like a second chance at playing a sport I grew up playing and loved passionately – and now I train with the National squad. Blind football has allowed me to achieve a lifelong goal.

What I really love about playing blind football, is that I have made heaps of long-term friends who I catch up with regularly on and off the field; as well as having the opportunity to be part of the National squad and train regularly with my friends".

Jarryd Clifford – Vision impaired runner

- First competed in the 2016 Paralympics aged 17 years -

- Now 2019 World Champion in 1500m and 5000m T13 events and 1500m World Record holder -

“I feel really lucky to have pursued running. All my best mates come from the running world. Sport is a great opportunity to meet new people with similar interests. Running is the purest sport in the world. You feel a sense of freedom and, for me, it is an escape from some of the daily challenges of living with a vision-impairment”.

 

Photo of Steve Obeid courtesy of Mark Avellino Photography and Football Victoria.


How to Get Involved

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Email: activeteens@blindsports.org.au

Telephone: (03) 9822 8876

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