IBSA Blind Football boosts game in Georgia
Date: July 9, 2015
Blind football in Georgia is set to receive a helping hand this weekend thanks to a training weekend run by an experienced international coach.
As part of the UEFA-backed IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe, the coach will travel to the capital Tbilisi to work with Georgian blind players in a series of training sessions.
Georgia is one of the emerging countries in blind football in Europe and is given preferential access to support from the project.
In addition, IBSA Blind Football will host a meeting involving all the major stakeholders in blind football in the country. The aim is to include all parties in a dialogue to set out a strategy for future development and establish goals for the programme.
IBSA has been helping Georgia to develop blind football through the IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe for over 18 months now, donating balls and eyeshades for use at a local school for the blind.
Caption: Blind children play football in Tbilisi.
The Georgian national blind football team was set up at the end of last year and made its international debut at the 2015 Seoul IBSA World Games in May.
Blind football in Georgia is run by the Georgian Blind Football Federation under the auspices of the IBSA-member organisation, the Georgian Paralympic Committee.
Caption: Georgia face England at the 2015 seoul IBSA World Games.