Boxing taster session for blind people

Sinn Fein Councillor Sandra Duffy.
Sinn Fein Councillor Sandra Duffy.

Sinn Féin councillor Sandra Duffy has welcomed a boxing taster session for people who are either blind or partially sighted in Foyle Arena tomorrow.

The event is being run by SportNI and is being facilitated by coaches from a number of local boxing clubs who are specifically trained in coaching individuals who would usually be limited by their sight.

Councillor Sandra Duffy said: “As someone who is partially sighted I welcome this as it can be difficult for people with certain disabilities to engage in sporting activities.

“I hope that this will be one of many of these types of sessions that will allow individuals with disabilities to experience different sports and perhaps find a passion or a hidden talent for one.”