As part of the See My Voice programme, British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport, and Sport Birmingham will host an exciting Parasports Festival on Friday 19th August 2022 from 11am-4pm at Nechells Wellbeing Centre, Rupert Street, Birmingham, B7 4AR. The day is completely FREE and the BSL interpreter will be provided on the day.
Birmingham 2022 has confirmed the largest parasport programme in Commonwealth Games history and intends to set new standards for creativity, inclusivity, and sustainability to leave an indelible mark on the region and inspire the next generation. The See My Voice Parasports Festival is the perfect opportunity for children and young people with a disability in Birmingham and the surrounding area who have been inspired by the Games to try adapted sports and learn about inclusive opportunities that they can continue to enjoy and participate in after the event. This year’s cohort of See My Voice Young Leaders will host the sports sessions, along with inclusive coaches, to help them put their newly formed leadership skills into practice and act as role models for the young people attending
Lydia Ingman, UKDS SMV Delivery Officer said “After a great success at the residential in April, UK Deaf Sport (UKDS) is delighted to take part in the See My Voice Commonwealth Sports Festival Day! This is a great opportunity for anyone to join! There will be an opportunity to try out multiple different games and meet some of the guest speakers.”
Connor Fellows, BBS SMV Delivery Officer said, “The Commonwealth Games promise to be a truly inclusive and unforgettable 11 days of sport. We’re delighted to be giving young people and our Young Leaders the chance to try out the different parasports featured at the Games, with the hope that they’ll discover a new interest or hobby that will lead to new opportunities or pathways.”
Melanie Piper, BBS SMV Lead Officer said, “We are excited to be working with Sport Birmingham and UK Deaf Sport to host See My Voice’s Parasports Festival. We look forward to continuing our strategy to ‘scale up‘ the impact of See My Voice and create more opportunities for young people with disabilities to participate in sport and volunteering.”
If you have any questions about this day, please contact Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org.