We are excited to announce that the Blind Foundation is the proud sponsor of the international launch of Blind Rugby in New Zealand.

Blind Rugby makes New Zealand’s national sport accessible to the blind and low vision community through an adapted seven-a-side format of the sport.

The Change Foundation (United Kingdom) and Blind Sport New Zealand will officially launch the sport in Auckland this July, with support from the Blind Foundation.

This is another example of us working with local and international partners to provide even more opportunities for our clients to live a life without limits.

International launch events are set to include the world’s first Blind Rugby International Test Match fixture on Thursday 6 July at QBE Stadium on Auckland’s North Shore.  This match will be between the Blind Lions and the New Zealand Blind Rugby national team.

The 6 July test match will kick-off at 1.40pm and is game one in a three fixture test series between the two teams.

For more information on the international launch of Blind Rugby and the Blind Lions vs. NZ Blind Rugby team world’s first Blind Rugby International Test Series, contact Blind Sport New Zealand National Manager Dan Shepherd at dan@blindsport.kiwi.