Yuki Judo Dojo

Email: 
info@yukijudo.com.au
Phone: 
0448 514 104
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Judo
Location: 
Strathmore Heights Community Hall
1 Boeing Rd
3041 Strathmore Heights , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Northern
Organisation: 
Description: 

Current classes (First class is free):
•    Kids aged 8-14, mixed class for sighted and blind and vision impaired kids. Mon & Wed 5PM to 6PM 
•    Adult class, exclusive for blind and vision impaired people. Mon & Wed 6PM to 7:30PM 

Judo is an extraordinary sport for blind and vision impaired people. The kids and adults attending the classes will have concrete benefits like improvements in their spatial awareness, balance, confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, they will get all the health benefits coming from engaging in an intense physical activity.

Blind Sports Victoria - Blind and Vision Impaired Soccer

Email: 
swong@ffv.org.au
Phone: 
(03) 9474 1805
Contact: 
Sharon Wong
Category: 
Football (soccer)
Location: 
TBC
454 Glenferrie Road
3144 Kooyong , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Eastern
Description: 

Blind football is played by athletes who are blind or vision impaired.  There are two formats of the game, blind football (B1) and vision impaired/partially sighted football (B2/B3).

Blind Football (B1) is an internationally recognised sport played at the Paralympics. It is played outdoors by totally blind athletes on a 40m x 20m pitch with side kickboards and an audible ball. There are two teams of five; four outfield players and a goalkeeper. The outfield players wear eye-shades to equal their sight and the goalkeeper is sighted.

Vision impaired/partially sighted futsal (B2/B3) is played by athletes who are vision impaired and is played to futsal rules with minor modifications.

Blind Sports & Recreation Victoriais working with Football Victoria and Australian Blind Football to provide opportunities for people with a vision impairment of all ages to play football.

Why play?
Blind and Vision Impaired Football is guaranteed to:
• Enhance your communication skills
• Improve orientation and mobility
• Heighten your spatial awareness and echo location

Equipment
Blind and vision impaired football is played with an audible ball which makes a rattling noise. This allows players to locate it by sound.

Details will be confirmed in early 2019, please email BSRV or Sharon Wong to express interest in finding out more.

Blind Sports Victoria - Tenpin Bowling

Email: 
vvitba@optusnet.com.au
Phone: 
0412 224 242
Contact: 
Paul
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Tenpin Bowling
Location: 
Any Tenpin Bowling Centre
454 Glenferrie Road
3144 Kooyong , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Eastern
Description: 

Blind & vision impaired tenpin bowling began in 2001 at AMF Box Hill (now closed). From this small group, 5 bowlers were selected to represent Australia at the inaugural IBSA Blind Tenpin Bowling Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in 2002. Victorian Vision Impaired Tenpin Bowling Association (VVITBA) was created late 2002 with a steering committee and have been incorporated since early 2003.

At the IBSA World Championships, we discovered the guide rail and how it is used. We developed a prototype, which has since been sanctioned by Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) for use by bowlers who are blind or have low vision. A guide rail enables a person to bowl independently without being manually lined up by a friend or family member. The guide rail (long) consists of 2 base trays, 4 uprights and 4 or more pieces for the top rail (see photo). There are short guide rails in various bowling centres in metropolitan & regional Victoria – the list can be found at our Facebook page.

A volunteer/spotter will assist the bowler with information, when they step off the approach lane: with pins left, how many pins went down, where their ball went, etc. Bowlers can chose their own level of bowling – social or compete in a local league/bowling centre or compete in state, nationals or international competitions.

The majority of leagues use a handicap system, which enables a level playing field for all bowlers, regardless of their vision loss or ability. Tenpin Bowling is suitable for all ages & abilities, the activity develops wellness within each individual person, regardless of their cultural background or disability.

Blind Sports Victoria - Spin and Swim

Email: 
sandra@blindsports.org.au
Phone: 
(03) 9822 8876
Contact: 
Sandra Knight
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Cycling
General fitness
Swimming
Location: 
Hawthorn Aquatics and Leisure Centre
1 Grace St
3122 Hawthorn , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Eastern
Organisation: 
Description: 

Spin classes are a great way to mix up your routine and challenge your body in a different way. Spinning is a cardio workout on a fixed stationary bike where you can cycle at your own pace. It is set to music and you are led by a certified instructor.

You can spin for as long or as little as you feel comfortable with. Classes go up to 45 minutes. This is a great opportunity to give spinning a go!

A swim after our spin class at Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre will be a great way to leave you feeling refreshed after your spin class. We will be using the 50m lap pool which is a multi purpose space used for swimming lessons and group exercise classes.

You can choose whether to do laps in the pool or just relax and enjoy the freedom of the water.

Blind Sports Victoria - Lawn Bowls

Email: 
mareefenech1@gmail.com
Phone: 
0490 337 481
Contact: 
Maree Fenech
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Bowls
Location: 
Various locations
454 Glenferrie Road
3144 Kooyong , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Eastern
Description: 

Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty”. Lawn bowls is played for the challenge and competition, personal enjoyment and the pleasure of spending time outdoors and for social interaction. It is also a low-impact, therapeutic form of exercise. When playing lawn bowls, members with a vision impairment are accompanied by their own sighted helper who are also a member of the club. For beginners, bowls are available for use on the day and free coaching assistance is always available on the day of the game. Lawn Bowls is a sport suitable for all people over the age of 12 and low vision is no barrier when it comes to playing lawn bowls. A weekly game is held each Sunday from September to April.

Blind Sports Victoria - Australian Rules Football

Email: 
Scott.Nicholas@afl.com.au
Phone: 
(03) 8341 6000
Contact: 
Scott Nicholas
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Football (AFL)
Location: 
Tullamarine Action Indoor Sports
2/10-12 Carrick Dr
3043 Tullamarine , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Northern
Description: 

AFL Victoria has developed an adapted version of Australian Rules football to allow Victorians with blindness and low vision to play our great game.

The game has been developed to allow males and females, of all levels of vision, to play the game together in a safe and welcoming environment.

Currently games are run for those 14 years of age and older, however AFL Victoria are looking into introducing junior programs. Please check in with AFL Victoria for the finer details.

More details into how a game is played, please refer to rules here - http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-12142-0-0-0&sID=410096

Achilles Running Club

Category: 
Athletics
General fitness
Running
Location: 
Beauty Park
Young St
3199 Frankston , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Southern
Description: 

Achilles Melbourne (Mornington Peninsula) is your local all-abilities social running club. Whether you have a disability or you wish to run/walk alongside people with a disability, we run/walk together to achieve individual fitness goals. This includes support to participate in major running events in Victoria. Training sessions are also available in the Melbourne CBD (Tan running track) area. Regular Sunday Training: 8.00am - 10.00am Sundays (except Christmas and Easter) at Beauty Park, Frankston 3199. Meeting point at the Young Street end of the Park opposite the Frankston Football Club Oval.

Blind Bowls Victoria - Kyneton

Email: 
secretary.bbv@gmail.com
Phone: 
0418 539 030.
Contact: 
Peter Campion
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Bowls
Location: 
Kyneton 3444 Kyneton , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Loddon Campaspe - Sports Focus
Description: 

VISION IMPAIRED BOWLERS is the name Blind Bowls Vic Inc. have registered to include all people with sight loss of any degree to join them and be part of a State Representative side. Bowlers are offered an even competition as they are classified into one of the 4 grades of visual capability.

Blind Bowls Victoria - Bendigo

Email: 
secretary.bbv@gmail.com
Phone: 
0418 539 030.
Contact: 
Peter Campion
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Bowls
Location: 
Bendigo 3550 Bendigo , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Loddon Campaspe - Sports Focus
Description: 

VISION IMPAIRED BOWLERS is the name Blind Bowls Vic Inc. have registered to include all people with sight loss of any degree to join them and be part of a State Representative side. Bowlers are offered an even competition as they are classified into one of the 4 grades of visual capability.

New Junior Blind Tennis

Email: 
info@blindsports.org.au
Phone: 
T 03 9822 8876
Contact: 
Janelle Ryan
Category: 
Blind and vision impaired sports
Tennis
Location: 
National Tennis Centre
100 Olympic Blvd,
3004 Melbourne , VIC
Australia
Victoria AU
Region: 
Metro - Inner
Description: 

BSRV, in partnership with Tennis Victoria are proud to announce the *NEW* Junior Blind Tennis program.  After the success of the pilot in Term 1 all children aged 5 to 15, who are blind or vision impaired, are invited to join us on alternate Fridays during terms 3 and 4 from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.
Dates:
4 and 18 August
1 September
13 and 27 October
10 November
Qualified, professional coaches and all equipment will be supplied.  Free parking is provided for parents of participants.
 
 

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