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Blind Ice Hockey

A relatively new sport in the blind sports arena, Blind Ice Hockey is only played in Canada and the USA. The sport differs from Ice Hockey as all participants have some degree of visual impairment and it is played non-contact, with different sized goals and a metal puck that makes a lot of noise, making it easier to track.

OAB’s own, Nathan Tree, will be going to the Canadian and USA national tournaments later this year and is the first and only European player to participate.

Nathan says “It is a great opportunity to continue to play a sport I have played all my life and I am so happy I get the chance to do so”. Nathan will be away for 2 weeks starting in March to go and play.

Wish him luck!


Get fit and fundraise for OAB!

Are you, or anyone you know looking for a fitness challenge in 2018?

Would you like to join our Bike Oxford team on a single or tandem cycle?

Or could you take on the huge challenge that is Rough Runner in the beautiful Great Tew Park? (travellator image below being one of the activities).

Please consider helping us, to ensure that we are represented at important local events and to raise much needed funds for our free of charge services.

We are looking for participants to join our Bike Oxford and Rough Runner teams over the weekend of the 19 and 20 May. We can support you with finding partners or guides, organising your race entry, setting up an online fundraising page and anything else you may need.