UK Leads The Way With All-Female Visually Impaired Team
Thanks to the work of The Change Foundation Development Officer Beth Evans, the United Kingdom now has its own all-female visually impaired (VI) cricket team.
Inspired by the work being done by the Nepal Cricket Association during a trip in 2010, Evans returned to the UK determined to launch the UK's own all-female visually impaired team.
Now, four years later, the team is set to head out to Nepal to play their first VI international.
Interview - Beth Evans
They will tour from 19th to 29th October to play three matches against Nepal's own female VI team and it will be the first time that Nepal will have hosted another international VI team.
"The courage of the team is blazing a trail for other disability female teams across all sports," Evans said.
"It is important to realise the importance of female only teams, especially within disability sport which has very low levels of female participation.
"It is clear something needs to be done to inspire change."
The team is captained by 17-year-old Lois Turner, who has herself become a role model for others, coaching, inspiring and empowering disabled youngsters to get involved in sport.
"This tour is something that I have dreaming about for a long time, it's an opportunity of a life time," she said.
"This trip is a big stepping stone for all of us as a team and as individuals.
"I've never been so excited about anything before in my whole life."
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