The IRFU and Vision Sports Ireland are delighted to be supported by The Change Foundation and Old Wesley RFC to bring Vision-Impaired Rugby to Ireland for the very first time.

Vision Impaired (VI) Rugby was established by The Change Foundation in the UK in 2016, and with teams already in New Zealand and Japan the aim is to grow the game across the world.

The ambition of the IRFU and Vision Sports Ireland is to establish a vision-impaired rugby team in Ireland. Prior to establishing a programme the aim is to recruit volunteers to support the rollout.

To support the training of volunteers a VI Rugby coaching course will be delivered by The Change Foundation UK.  The course will be three hours in duration, one hour online and two hours in person.

If you have an interest in coaching or volunteering, we want to hear from you.

Course Details

Vision Sports Awareness Training – Thursday, 17 August, 7pm – 8pm (online)

Vision Impaired Rugby Foundation Level Coaching Course – Saturday, 21 August – 11.30am – 1.30pm, Old Wesley RFC.

Limited places available, for more information and to register on this course, email David McKay.