Tri Albion Challenge: Blind football team complete leg two
12 March 2015
Group walk to all 119 schools in Sandwell
LAST Friday saw The Albion Foundation’s blind football team complete the second-leg of the Tri Albion Challenge, as they successfully walked to all 119 primary schools in Sandwell.
The group were guided by the Foundation’s disability coaches throughout the week with blind team captain Simon Hill leading the way from start to finish.
The monumental effort will help to raise awareness of disability sport across the Black Country. The area has one of the highest number of people living with a disability in England, yet has one of the lowest numbers of disabled people participating in sport.
They are appealing for fans to donate just £3 to The Albion Foundation to help the charity continue their award winning work across Sandwell, Dudley and Worcester, which recently saw them voted the Community Project of the Year at the Black Country Sport & Physical Activity Awards.
Upon completion of the walk, Simon passed on the Baggies Baton to ‘Blind Dave’ Heeley who will soon take on the third, and most gruelling, leg of the Tri Albion Challenge.
Dave will compete in the Marathon des Sables in April, which consists of a 150+ mile run across the Sahara Desert, carrying all of his provisions on his back.
The first leg was completed by a group of 17 cyclists including club legend Brendon Batson OBE and Blind Dave himself, who successfully cycled 156 miles from St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, to The Hawthorns over three days.
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