5-a-side Soccer

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5-a-side soccer is played by athletes with a visual impairment. The game is played on a smaller pitch than able-bodied soccer and the pitch is enclosed by boards similar to what you would expect for hockey. The game is very loud as coaches and sighted goalkeepers shout instructions, players verbally communicate, and the ball makes noise.

Watch this video for more on the sport and to see the players’ skills.

Ontario Blind Sports Association has more information.

 

Tentative Schedule:

All games held at Pickering Soccer Centre.

Saturday, February 9, 2019.

10:30 – 11:30am – Ottawa Blind Soccer vs. Pickering Soccer Club
12 noon – 1pm – The Kitchener Soccer Club vs. Ottawa Blind Soccer
12:30 -1:15pm – Break
1:15 – 2:15pm  -Pickering Soccer Club vs. The Kitchener Soccer Club 

Sunday, February 10, 2019.

10:30 – 11:30am –  Pickering Soccer Club vs. Ottawa Blind Soccer
11:45am – 12:45pm – Pickering Soccer Club vs. The Kitchener Soccer Club
12:30 – 1:15pm – Break
1:15 – 2:15pm –  Ottawa Blind Soccer vs. Kitchener Soccer Club
2:15 –  2:30pm – MEDALS CEREMONY

 

Results

Gold – Kitchener Soccer Club
Silver – Pickering Soccer Club
Bronze – Ottawa Blind Soccer