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IBSA Blind Football promotes women’s football

Date: December 18, 2015

Category: Football

IBSA Blind Football has launched an initiative to boost and promote the participation of women and girls in the sport. 

As part of the IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe, a network has been set up aimed at all women involved in blind football – players, coaches, guides, medical staff, administrators and other support staff.

The network will be co-ordinated by Dorottya Velegi, an 18-year-old blind player from Hungary. Dorottya took part in the youth training camp held in Hamburg last summer.

Caption: Dorottya in action in Hamburg.

While primarily focussing on Europe, the network is open to any women engaged in blind football from anywhere in the world.

Dorottya sends the following message:

Dear Friends,
I am a 18-year-old blind footballer girl from Hungary, who took part in the Youth Blind Footballers Camp organized by the International Blind Sports Federation's European Blind Football Development Project in Hamburg this  summer.

There I heard about the following programme:
IBSA, the International Blind Sports Federation, would like to pay more attention to blind and partially sighted sportswomen, especially footballers. That's why the European Blind Football Development Project of IBSA is to organize a blind football event for women in the summer of 2017. Before this event they would like to set up a network of women involved in blind football, including players, coaches, referees, guides and other support staff.

It might be either a mailing list or a Facebook group where the members can keep contact, have information on new issues, discuss their techniques and experience, or organize international football teams as well.
If you need more information or have any questions, do not hesitate to send an email to the following address:

[email protected]
[email protected]
If you should know someone from your team who may be interested in joining this network, please forward this e-mail to them.
I look forward to your answer.


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