IBSA assists blind football development in Georgia
Date: April 23, 2014
Georgia is just the latest country to introduce a blind football programme as the sport continues to grow and expand into regions of the world it has never before reached.
The Georgian Paralympic Committee recently initiated a project to enable visually impaired children from a school for the blind in the capital, Tbilisi, to play the game.
Forty-seven blind and partially sighted pupils attend the school, and the aim is to set up two teams in the centre before taking the game to other parts of the country.
The IBSA Futsal Rulebook is also being translated into Georgian to assist coaches and referees.
IBSA is delighted to co-operate with the Georgian Paralympic Committee in this project. Thanks to the UEFA-funded IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe, IBSA was able to donate footballs and eyeshades to kick-start the project.
Plans are also being made to send an experienced international blind football coach to the country for a training weekend.
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