Blind football given boost by Hawkwell Athletic

On the up - Craig Leverington, Chairman of Hawkwell Athletic Football Club, Matt Leverington, Footballer and Steve Dowding, club secretary

On the up - Craig Leverington, Chairman of Hawkwell Athletic Football Club, Matt Leverington, Footballer and Steve Dowding, club secretary

First published in News

BLIND football is being given a boost by a Hawkwell football club as they hold a taster session.

The event is designed so anyone with a registered visual impairment, male or female, can go along and have a go.

Sighted friends or family members can attend and experience what blind and visually impaired football is all about.

Blind football uses a ball with a metal bearing inside that makes a noise when it moves so players can track its sound, goalkeepers though are fully sighted.

Partially sighted football Matt Levington said: “Kicking a ball around in a competitive game is something I feared I might never be able to do again. “Not only am I now able to play a sport I have always loved but doing it has kept me in touch with reality and gives me the same buzz it always used to do.”

Hawkwell Athletic Football Club, in association with the Essex Football Association, will host the session on April 26 from 10am to 12pm at King Edmund School, Vaughan Close, Rochford.

The event is free and registration is open now at www.hawkwellfc.com/bf

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10:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Thames Gateway says...

Good luck, it's an interesting and worthwhile concept. Isn't it usually the ref that is blind though?!
Good luck, it's an interesting and worthwhile concept. Isn't it usually the ref that is blind though?! Thames Gateway
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