VI rugby heads to Cardiff
20th and 21st August saw us taking visually impaired rugby to Wales for the first time. We were invited to Cardiff Arms Park, the home of Cardiff Blues, by volunteering organisation UNA Exchange to deliver VI rugby to a host of European exchange students and rugby coaches. UNA Exchange facilitates international exchanges to and from Wales, empowering individuals to take part in a variety of voluntary service projects that develop communities, protect the historic and natural environments and promote intercultural understanding. We were delighted to support everyone present to learn about the adaptations that we make to rugby in order to make it accessible for people with visual impairments.
On the second day, Cardiff Blues hosted a VI rugby open day where all kinds of people came down to give the sport a try. BBC radio Wales provided coverage of the day in the morning and we also received mentions on BBC Wales Ned and ITV Wales. It is great that Cardiff are so keen to be developing a VI rugby team in Wales and we look forward to supporting them through the process.
This is more welcome news for the growth of VI Rugby as we draw closer to the Men’s RWC in Japan where there will be an exhibition tournament of VI Rugby. To find out more, please get in touch with Alex Bassan.