Blind football heads to Belarus
Date: December 3, 2015
The IBSA Football Committee continues to expand the sport in Europe through the IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe, thanks to support from UEFA.
This weekend sees officials travel to Belarus to conduct training sessions with local blind players and coaches and hold meetings with local officials.
Belarus has been identified as one of the emerging countries in Europe and already has blind football teams and national competitions.
One of the main aims of the weekend is to provide top-level coaching to the players and coach local trainers. Another goal is to encourage Belarus to set up a national blind football team and start playing the game internationally. IBSA officials will set out a roadmap to assist Belarus in this pathway.
In addition to Belarus, the IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe has been working with several other emerging countries in recent months, and has supplied balls and eyeshades to countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina (thanks to a partnership with Cross Cultures), Portugal, Albania, Montenegro and Bulgaria.
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