Tickets on sale for IBSA Blind Football European Championships 2015
Date: December 24, 2014
The championships will be the biggest ever European event in blind football, featuring ten teams for the first time: Spain (reigning European Champions), England (hosts), Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia and Turkey.
Early-bird tickets for the Blind Euros 2015 went on sale just a few days ago. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to witness one of the biggest blind football tournaments since the United Kingdom hosted the London 2012 Paralympics!
The tournament will take place at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in Hereford and, with tickets at a low price, all the family can enjoy the spectacle and cheer on their favourite teamam, England. The venue is accessible for all and provides a fun summer’s day out with food stalls and stadium seating.
The tournament kicks off with the England v Poland game following the opening ceremony on Saturday 22nd August and matches are grouped into sessions.Session tickets are £5 each, with two sessions taking place per day until the final.
The IBSA Blind Football European Championships 2015 offer an amazing opportunity to watch skilled footwork, great goals and inspirational sportsmen.As one of the largest Parasport events scheduled in the UK, the Blind Euros 2015 will be highly charged, with the top two finishing teams gaining a place in the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Following the IBSA Blind Football World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, last month, all ten teams are in a position to compete for the honours.
As officially drawn by the President of the International Paralympic Committee, Sir Philip Craven MBE in November, Group A is led by England, the home team for the tournament, and also comprises Turkey, Germany, Italy and newcomers Poland. Reigning champions Spain (ranked number one in Europe) are joined by France, Russia, Greece and tournament first-timers Belgium in Group B.
Dave Clarke, former England and Team GB blind football captain, talked about his hopes for Rio: “There has been a lot of effort gone into creating blind football as a formidable sport. It’s vital that not just Hereford but the whole country gets behind the Euros in 2015. Let’s give our own team a fantastic chance of winning not just this tournament but also the Paralympics in Rio.”
Early-bird tickets can only be bought through the event website at www.blindeuros.co.uk.