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British Blind Sport announces Paralympian Podcast series

British Blind Sport (BBS), the National Sport Disability Organisation for people with visual impairments, are very excited to be bringing a Paralympian Podcast series to their members and services users.

Image shows dates of British Blind Sport's Paralympic Podcast series

BBS have brought together a stellar line up of Paralympic athletes for a series of interviews to delve deeper into the professional lives and careers of our sporting heroes.

The podcasts will be delivered via Zoom, giving members and service users the opportunity to dial in and watch the interviews first hand. There will also be the opportunity for audience members to ask questions during the live episodes, or submit questions beforehand via Facebook.

Starting on Friday 3 July at 11am, episodes will run live at the same time every other week and feature a different athlete in each podcast. The current timetable is set for the next seven episodes, with the potential to extending the series further!

The recorded podcasts will also be available on the BBS website, Facebook and YouTube for anyone who can’t make the live episodes.

BBS Participation Officer, David, said:

“I’m really excited to be starting this new project for British Blind Sport. It’s a great way to allow our service users to engage with their sporting heroes and to hear first-hand the highs and lows of professional sport!
We’ve got a great line up of guests for our podcast series, and I can’t wait to get the chance to get to know more about them and their careers.”

The Paralympian Podcast line up is:

Friday 3 July at 11am – Hannah Russell MBE, British Paralympic swimmer

Access the Zoom link for Hannah Russell's Podcast

Friday 17 July at 11am – Noel Thatcher MBE, British Paralympic runner

Access the Zoom link for Noel Thatcher's Podcast

Friday 31 July at 11am – Roy Turnham, British Paralympic footballer

Access the Zoom link for Roy Turnham's Podcast

Friday 14 August at 11am – Sophie Thornhill MBE, British Paralympic tandem cyclist

Access the Zoom link for Sophie Thonhill's Podcast

Friday 28 August at 11am – Roy Smith MBE, British Paralympic high jumper

Access the Zoom link for Roy Smith's Podcast 

Friday 11 September at 11am – Mike Brace CBE, British Paralympic cross-country skier

Access the Zoom link for Mike Brace's Podcast 

Friday 25 September at 11am – David Clarke, British Paralympic footballer

Access the Zoom link for David Clarke's Podcast 

*For safeguarding reasons, please do not share these Zoom links on public pages or forums.

To receive more information about The Paralympian Podcasts and to be sent the Zoom links nearer the time, anyone interested can sign up to the BBS mailing list.

For more information about The Paralympian Podcast, please contact David on david@britishblindsport.org.uk.