Athletes with vision impairment have reduced, or no vision caused by damage to the eye structure, optical nerves or optical pathways, or visual cortex of the brain.
Outfield players must be classified as completely blind (B1), which means they have very low visual acuity and/or no light perception, whilst the goalkeeper must be sighted or partially sighted.
To ensure fair competition, all outfield players must wear eyeshades. Teams can also have off-field guides to assist them.
|• Athletes have a very low visual acuity and/or no light perception.
• Visual acuity is less than LogMAR 2.60
How to apply for classification:
To be eligible to apply for a national classification, athletes must:
- Be affected by at least one of the impairments considered eligible by the IBSA
- Minimum of 13 years old
- Be involved in the sport of football for a minimum period of eight months
- Be a member of Vision Sports Ireland (VSI)
- Athletes who fulfil the criteria above should have the Medical Diagnostics Form completed and submitted to email@example.com.
Athletes who do not meet the list of criteria above may still be evaluated by the classifiers by prior arrangement. However, he/she will only receive a provisional class in order to facilitate them to compete this year.
This list includes active athletes who have been classified at national and/or international level. Click here to access the Masterlist
IBSA Classification Rules