A Sporting chance – volunteer at the IBSA World Games
For the first time, the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games are coming to the UK. The games will be hosted in Birmingham, and those involved are keen to encourage visually-impaired people to volunteer at the event.
For the first time, the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games are coming to the UK and will be hosted in Birmingham. Over 1,700 blind and partially sighted athletes will travel from across the world to compete.
Ten diverse sports represented at the IBSA World Games
Sports at the games will include archery, blind football and partially sighted football, para judo, powerlifting and tennis. Football, goalball and judo events will also serve as qualifying tournaments for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris.
The 2023 Games is being delivered through a stakeholder group of organisations, comprising British Blind Sport (the Host Federation), the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council, UK Sport, and MLS Contracts Ltd.
Register your interest as a volunteer
BBS has placed blind and partially sighted people at the heart of the Games and is keen to encourage as many people as possible to volunteer in the organisation and delivery of the Games.
It will also hold demonstrations of other blind and partially sighted sports and local clubs will be invited to attend, participate, and potentially recruit new members.
People interested in volunteering should register their interest.