IBF Foundation donates blind football started kits
Date: June 25, 2021
The International Blind Football Foundation (IBF) has announced that it will donate starter kits to 32 organisations around the world as part of its Let’s Play! Grant Programme.
In early 2021, the IBF invited clubs and projects with a particular focus on youth and women’s development to apply for the programme and received an impressive 57 applications. So many groups applied that the IBF Board decided to donate to more projects that originally planned.
National Blind Sports Federations (NFs), National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), NGOs, teams and schools for the visually impaired will all benefit.
The selection committee was made up of four IBF Foundation members. Criteria for selecting were the quality of the application, organisational capability, feasibility of the project, beneficiaries (players) and where the applicants currently were in their development of blind football.
All successful recipients will receive balls and both non-official and International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) approved eyeshades at no cost.
The projects are:
|Roman Rosell Institute||South America||Argentina|
|Club Municipalidad de Cordoba||South America||Argentina|
|Lucas Rodriguez Foundation||South America||Argentina|
|Escuela Especial N515||South America||Argentina|
|Australian Blind Football||Oceania||Australia|
|Bhutan Paralympic Committee||Asia||Bhutan|
|St. Barnabas School for the Blind||Europe||Cyprus|
|Comite pro-Ciegos y Sordos de Guatemala||Central America||Guatemala|
|India Blind Football Federation||Asia||India|
|Vision Sports Ireland||Europe||Ireland|
|Kyrgyz Federation of the Blind||Asia||Kyrgyz|
|Pan-disability Football club||Asia||Malaysia|
|Fucho para Ciegos Puebla||North America||Mexico|
|Mongolian Blind Football Federation||Asia||Mongolia|
|Nepal Association of the Blind||Asia||Nepal|
|Sports federation of the Nicaraguenese Paralympic Committee||Central America||Nicaragua|
|Portuguese Sports Association for People with Visual Impairment||Europe||Portugal|
|Asociatia Clubul Sportiv Kory Francisc||Europe||Romania|
|Degestan regional branch of the Russian Federation of Sports for the Blind||Europe||Russia|
|Mini-football club of the blind||Europe||Russia|
|SASPR Mari El||Europe||Russia|
|Sight2020 Direct||Africa||UK /Malawi|
|Uganda Blind Sport Association||Africa||Uganda|