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.