A young woman who is wearing a purple top catches a rugby ball, while another woman who is wearing a Leinster training outfit runs in behind her ready to receive a pass.

Vision Sports Ireland and the IRFU are delighted to be supported by The Change Foundation and Old Wesley R.F.C to bring Vision Impaired Rugby to Ireland for the very first time.

Photo of participants and coaches playing rugby.

History

Vision Impaired (VI) Rugby was established by The Change Foundation in the UK in 2016, with teams already in New Zealand and Japan the aim is to now grow the game across the world. The gameplay takes into consideration a wide range of sight conditions whilst maintaining the fundamental codes, laws and spectacle of rugby to both the players and spectators.

A man stands behind a woman who is wearing a cap and glasses who is about to catch a rugby ball which is coming toward her in a mid-air

Adult Training Dates 2022

  • Saturday 24th September at IRFU High Performance Centre
  • Saturday 22nd October at Old Wesley RFC at 12noon
  • Saturday 19th November at Old Wesley RFC at 12noon

New players and volunteers are welcome.

Contact

Vision Sports Ireland, NCBI, Whitworth Road, Dublin 9.
Phone: 01 4056030   |   Email: visionsports@ncbi.ie


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