A group photo of Ian Mc Kinley, Robbie Henshaw and 2 female VI rugby players holding rugby balls, coaching guides and a Vision Sports Ireland logo sign

Vision Impaired Rugby Coaching Guide

Vision Sports Ireland and IRFU are proud to launch their Vision Impaired Rugby Coaching Guide.  The Vision Impaired Rugby Coaching Guide has been developed in partnership with The Change Foundation, for coaches, teachers and volunteers to help improve confidence and knowledge around coaching VI Rugby.

The Vision Impaired Rugby Coaching Guide is available in digital format on the link below. Coaches, teachers, volunteers and anyone interested in promoting inclusivity in rugby are encouraged to access and utilise the resource.

The VI Rugby Coaching Guide includes information on vision impairment and provides recommendations for coaches improving accessibility of training sessions through descriptive coaching, colour contrast, sighted guide and adapted training drills.

Vision Impaired Rugby Coaching Guide

Group photo of participants with a vision impairment, the man in the front of the image is receiving sighted guide, on the right of the image there is a participant holding their guide dog on their harness

Sighted Guide Training Video

Sighted guide is a way to safely and efficiently, walk with, and guide, a person who is blind or vision impaired.

This educational video goes into the steps of how to start a conversation when you meet someone who is blind or vision impaired, correct positioning, and sighted guide techniques in difference social and environmental scenarios.

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