We offer a range of team and individual sport and recreation programs for people of any ability. Explore the options now.
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Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) enhances the lives of people throughout Victoria who are blind or vision impaired through sport and recreation. Since our establishment in 1977 we have evolved into a small but thriving charity, which is setting the benchmark for blind sport and recreation in Australia. Supporting more than 1,200 members, we encourage people with no or low vision of all ages and backgrounds to lead more healthy and active lifestyles.
As a small non-profit organisation, we have a personal, flexible and inclusive approach, ensuring that we meet individual needs. Through our range of diversified sport and recreation programs for children, adults and seniors, we offer choice and a tailored experience across all life stages. The social nature of our programs help people of all abilities - from beginners through to more experienced and elite athletes - to improve their physical health, while also strengthening their social connections.
Our programs are for all members of the community – and we support all people, regardless of their ability, religion, age, gender, cultural background, sexual orientation or economic circumstances.
As the only recognised State Sporting Association for athletes who are blind or vision impaired by Sport and Recreation Victoria, Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria lobbies government on all levels in relation to programs, infrastructure, facilities and funding for people who are blind and vision impaired.
Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria is a charity registered by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Our Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status means that all donations are fully tax deductible.
Victorians who are blind or vision impaired are able to lead physically active lives by participating in sport and active recreation.
To improve the physical health, emotional well-being and social inclusion of Victorians who are blind or vision impaired by developing and supporting sport and active recreational opportunities.
Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria’s team, Board members and programs have received many awards – some of the more recent of these are listed below.
Victorian Disability Awards Finalist – Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria team
|Department of Health and Human Services||2018|
|Sir John Monash Awards - ‘Outstanding Advocate of People with Disabilities’ granted to Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria Secretary, Kaye Speed||Monash City Council||2018|
|Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation - Lifetime Achievement award granted to Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria President, Maurice Gleeson OAM.||Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation||2017|
|Victorian Disability Awards Finalist – Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria team for “Excellence in increasing participation”||Department of Health and Human Services||2015|
|National Disability Awards Finalist - Maurice Gleeson OAM||
Department of Social Services