India to host major blind football tournament
Date: April 24, 2016
The All India Invitational Blind Football Tournament will be held in Kochi, India, between 26th April and 1st May. Eight teams and around 100 participants will take part in the tournament.
Blind Football India sends us this information…
As a part of the ongoing Blind Football promotion activities in India, we are organizing the All India Invitational Blind Football Tournament at Kochi, India between 26th April to 1st May'16.
SRVC (www.visuallychallenged.com) is a voluntary organization working with rehabilitation efforts of the visually challenged since 2002, and has been working with the Paralympic Committee of India and Indian Blind Sports Association to promote Blind Football in the country including setting up of the first national blind football team in 2013. The team is represented by players from across the country has been participating at various international tournaments including the Asian Championships Rio Paralympic Qualifiers at Japan in Sept '15.
Caption: flyer for the All India Blind Football Tournament.
The Indian Blind Football team is ranked 25th in the world and we hoping to take the momentum forward with this eight-team tournament which will give a chance for new players and teams to witness and learn the game.
We are expecting around 100 participants and instructors from around the country for the event, and hope to start the first Blind Football Academy in the country soon at Kochi, India.
There will also be an orientation camp to be conducted by an international trainer and referee during the event which will better explain all rules, tactics and help improve the game.
Look forward to promoting the game further as we aim to build a strong national side.
For more information visit www.BlindFootball.in.