The rise of B1 Blind football in Sheffield
Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA formed a partnership with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Royal Society for The Blind, Yorkshire Sport Foundation and Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme in March 2022 to launch Project B1, a small sided version of blind football that works on all the fundamental techniques needed to play the full version of blind football.
Due to the initial success of the programme, which has already identified a possible blind England star of the future after referring a female player to a Talent ID Day in Sheffield earlier this year, more sessions have been added at a new venue, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA.
The state-of-the-art venue is one of the largest multi sports centres in the UK and is fully accessible. The facility is the training venue of choice for Olympians, Paralympians, World Champions and up and coming stars of the future.
It’s the perfect setting for B1 Football participants to boost their confidence, improve their health and fitness, and make new friends.
The sessions are delivered by FA qualified coaches from the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme and will be held on Mondays between 5-6pm on the dates specified below:
- October 10th, 17th and 24th.
- November 14th, 21st and 28th.
- December 5th and 19th.
- January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.
- February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
- March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th.
The cost to attend is £1.50 per session or £20 to attend all 20 sessions.
To register your place or for more information, contact Julie Callaghan on 07736 946696 or at Julie.Callaghan@sheffieldfa.com