As a member based organisations we are proud to work closely with our member organisations across the country, who work passionately to grow opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired to get involved in sport and get active.
Our members are made of a combination of state based members in all Australian states and national based members who represent a particularly blind sport.
It is through ongoing collaboration and engagement with our member organisations that we continue to grow and fulfil all our missions.
Blind and Vision Impaired Tenpin Bowling began in 2001 at AMF Box Hill (now closed). From this small group, five bowlers were selected to represent Australia at the inaugural IBSA Blind Tenpin Bowling Championships in Helsinki, Finland, in 2002.
Since its inception, BVIT has worked to further the goals of blind and vision-impaired Australians in the sport of tenpin bowling.
We have conducted national competitions in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane and run a bi-yearly Phantom League where members compete in a ‘virtual bowling competition’ by submitting their weekly scores.
Details of BVIT activities are available on their web site at http://www.bvit.asn.au
Blind Cricket has been played in Australia since 1922. Its early origins were in Prahran, Victoria where a group of blind and vision impaired people came up with the idea of putting some rocks in a can and using it as a ball. Today, Blind Cricket Australia oversees competitions in all mainland states and is developing the game in Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Secretary, Tony Sutton: email@example.com
Blind Cricket Australia Website: www.blindcricketaustralia.com.au
Blind Golf Australia was formed to promote the game of golf amongst blind and vision impaired people and to co-ordinate blind golf between the states of Australia. The organisation aims to represent Australian blind golf internationally and to create and maintain registers of blind golf events throughout Australia with lists of players, sight classifications and handicaps.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blind Sports South Australia is the peak sporting body for people who are blind or vision impaired. Supporting over 10 different sports, Blind Sports South Australia provides a link between the athlete, other sporting community & agencies in South Australia & the national body, Blind Sports Australia.
Email Address – email@example.com
Website – www.blindsportssa.org.au
PO Box 7089, Hutt Street, Adelaide 5000
The organisations main priorities are ;
– To promote the sporting activities of each Federation member amongst people who are blind and vision impaired in Western Australia;
– To be affiliated with Association for the Blind of WA;
– To co-ordinate sport between States for all and create a register of all events within Australia; and
– To co-ordinate with other bodies for any international events on behalf of our members.
Blind Sports and Recreation NSW/ACT is the peak organisational body for community members with blindness and low vision in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, providing sport and social recreation activities.
We are recognised by the State Government as well as multiple peak vision agencies including Vision Australia, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, Save Sight Institute and Blind Citizens Australia.
Email Address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – https://www.blindsportsnsw.com.au/home/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/blindsportsnsw/
Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria is a statewide organisation and was established in 1977 to promote health and wellbeing for people of all ages who are blind or vision impaired. Our objective is to increase participation and develop competitive and recreational sporting opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired.
Email Address – email@example.com
Website – www.blindsports.org.au
Phone Number – (03) 9822 8876
Inclusive Innovations Tasmania’s aim is to promote innovative approaches to the inclusion of people living with a disability, disadvantage or disruption across key sectors, drawing on best practice from informed partners and utilising accessible technologies and innovative ideas to position Tasmania as a leader on the national and international stage.
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association has been helping Queenslanders with a disability lead active, healthy lives and achieve their dreams since 1977. We are Queensland’s peak body for sport, recreation and fitness for people with a physical disability or vision impairment.