The game of soccer continues to be a favourite pastime of all Africans. This is not in any way different for visually impaired or blind sportsmen or women. The five-a-side soccer team trains once a week and participates in exhibition matches.


Cricket for the blind has become an increasingly popular sport. LOFOB’s cricket team has been in existence since the late 90s with members competing in the Western Province Blind Cricket Association’s League. Through the years, many of our clients have gone on to achieve their Provincial and National colours.


Another unique opportunity for sighted, blind and visually impaired people to partner each other while reaping the benefits of exercising together. The pilot and blind or visually impaired “stoker” share the workload equally while the pilot has the added responsibility of steering the cycle.


Exercise plays an important part in everyone’s life, this is no different for the blind and visually impaired. Our clients train 5 days a week during their lunch break. Being part of a social group of this kind plays an important part in the independence training of our clients.

“Giving blind people the opportunity to work in teams and participate in South Africa’s favorite sports builds confidence and grows people”


As part of LOFOB’s adult independence training, games such as checkers, ludo and dominoes are encouraged to develop self-confidence in people who have recently gone blind. Games Day takes place every Friday.


Goal ball is a unique team sport where visually impaired, blind and sighted people can compete together. The games are 20 minutes long and played with an audible ball. With a maximum of 6 players, the object of the game is for one team to roll the ball over the opponent’s goal line with a bowling action while the other team attempts to prevent this from happening.


Forms part of the recreational and therapeutic programme where we teach our young and adult clients to confidently swim. During summer, this activity takes place once a week.


We participate in the ARD Three Vlei Race that takes place every September. Our clients run with a sighted partner on the 10km trail. Our older clients participate in the 5km fun run.