International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football has launched an initiative to boost and promote the participation of women and girls in the sport.
As part of the IBSA Blind Football Development Project Europe, a network has been set up aimed at all women involved in blind football – players, coaches, guides, medical staff, administrators and other support staff. The European Blind Football Development Project of IBSA plans to organise a blind football event for women in the summer of 2017.
IBSA said the reaction so far has been very positive; a number of countries and individuals from Europe and other parts of the world have already contacted the International Federation, wanting to be engaged in the network.
The network will be co-ordinated by Dorottya Velegi, an 18-year-old blind player from Hungary. Velegi took part in the youth training camp held in Hamburg, Germany, in the summer of 2015.
While primarily focusing on Europe, the network is open to any women engaged in blind football from anywhere in the world.
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