Australian Blind Football visits JMF in Tennant Creek
November 8, 2022
Thank you to our partner Australian Blind Football (ABF) and Blind Sports Australia for visiting our John Moriarty Football (JMF) team in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory in October.
Together with JMF coaches, there were sessions held at Tennant Creek Primary School, Tennant Creek High School, Mungkarta School and Alekarenge School for students to learn what it’s like to play football with impaired vision.
Special guest Amir Abdi, Captain of the Australian Blind Football team wowed the children with his skills with the audible football.
Our JMF coaches also enjoyed a special coaching session to learn how to train and develop vision impaired players, like 16 year old Alyawarr player Tarrant Jackson from Mungkarta.
JMF and ABF formed a partnership in 2022 to ensure blind and vision impaired Aboriginal children in disadvantaged and remote communities will have the opportunity to participate in JMF’s game changing football initiative.
According to Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, eye and vision problems are the most common long-term health conditions experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.