University Offering Blind Football Scholarship Ahead of Sport's European Championships

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Blind football’s European Championships will be taking place in Hereford this year, and the University of Worcester is again offering promising players the chance to take advantage of a unique scholarship opportunity.

The University is recognised as a centre of excellence for disability sport in general, and has a strong reputation within the field of blind football. The Visually Impaired Football Scholarship aims to give players the opportunities to succeed in an academic setting and on the field of play.

Originally launched following the World Championships in 2010, the scholarship is available to players with the potential to go on to represent their country.

The scholarship will cover tuition fees for a full-time, three-year degree course in any subject, and will give the recipient the chance to follow in the footsteps of the large number of Worcester students, graduates and staff members to have represented Great Britain in major blind football tournaments, including the Paralympic Games.

Tadas Lavickas, Sports Performance Administrator in the University’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, says: “The University of Worcester has an extremely good and proud reputation of developing blind football players and coaches.

“Several of our students, graduates and staff have represented Great Britain at World Championships and Paralympic Games and we have frequently welcomed international players to the University for training camps.

“This unique scholarship is designed to give promising players of the future the best possible chance to succeed in a sporting and academic sense, and we invite all those who believe they are eligible to get in contact.”

The successful candidate must meet the University entry criteria for academic courses and maintain a conscientious approach as a student and an athlete throughout the course of study. A review of playing and academic performance will take place at the end of each academic year.

There are a limited number of scholarships available and appropriate applicants will be invited to an interview for further consideration. Applications for the Visually Impaired Football Scholarship are now open for those hoping to commence study in September 2015. For further information please contact David Mycock on 01905 855490 or