Last month, Sue Crow, Head of Community at Melbourne City FC, attended the Launch of the Blind Football Program which is an initiative of Blind Sports Victoria. Together with Social Goal, FFV, Melbourne City FC is proud to support BSV with their football programs. It is the first time people who are blind or vision impaired have been given the opportunity to play football. Now, thanks to these initiatives and partnerships developed in the football community, people who are blind or vision impaired have the opportunity to play the world’s most popular sport.
The Blind and Vision Impaired AIA Vitality MiniRoos will be expanded to allow for more children to participate. An adult blind football league will also commence in Melbourne, the first of its kind in Australia, mixing sighted and blind and vision impaired participants in a truly inclusive competition.
Mr Connolly from Social Goal said “We are excited about what is ahead for blind football in Victoria. Through partnerships developed with Football Federation Victoria and Melbourne City Football Club these opportunities will continue to grow and provide opportunities for people of all ages who are blind or vision impaired to enjoy playing the world game.”