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Melbourne Blind Football (soccer) Club
Blind soccer is played by athletes who are blind or vision impaired. There are two formats of the game:
Blind soccer (B1) is an internationally recognised sport at the Paralympics, played outdoors by athletes who are blind or partially vision impaired on a 40m x 20m pitch, with side kickboards and an audible ball. There are two teams of five; four outfield players and a goalkeeper. The outfield players wear eye-shades to equal their sight and the goalkeeper can be fully or partially sighted.
Vision impaired/partially sighted soccer (B2/B3) is played by athletes who are vision impaired to Futsal rules with minor modifications. An audible ball which makes a rattling noise is used, allowing players to locate it by sound.
Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria works with Football Victoria, City in the Community and the Melbourne Blind Football Club to provide opportunities for people with a vision impairment of all ages to play football. The sport will help:
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In 2019, Australian Blind Football - with support from Giving4grassroots - is launching free monthly training centre days in Melbourne on selected Sundays.
These sessions are open to adults and children of all ages and classifications who are blind or vision impaired and provide opportunities to ‘come and try' the sport, assisted by members of the national blind soccer squad.
The Melbourne Blind Football Club also provides an opportunity for people of all ages who are blind or vision impaired to learn and develop their soccer skills. The regular club training sessions provide a pathway into other participation opportunities that are available in Melbourne.
North Melbourne Recreation Reserve, 204-206 Arden Street, North Melbourne (access through the North Melbourne Recreation Centre or Fogarty Street entrance).
Train – North Melbourne station. Walk 1 kilometre (12 minutes) along Ireland Street and Laurens Street to Arden Street.
Bus – Route 402, stop Corner Dryburgh Street and Haines Street. Walk 600 metres (8 minutes) along Dryburgh Street and Arden Street.
Tram – Route 57, stop 15. Walk 500 metres along Arden Street.
Come n’ Try Days are free.
David Connolly (for Come ‘n Try Days’) Michael Roski (for Melbourne Blind Football Club) / Phone Michale Roski (Coach): 0401 524 377 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
People wishing to register for the ‘Come and Try Days’ should contact Dave Connolly on Email: email@example.com
The Melbourne Blind Football Club provides an opportunity for people of all ages who are blind or vision impaired to learn and develop their football skills. The regular club training sessions also provide a pathway into other participation opportunities that are available in Melbourne, including:
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