Topsham Road, Exeter. EX2 6HA.
12th July 2017 6:00pm until 9:30pm.Refreshments provided.
The third annual Listen2Win Visual Impairment Challenge is to be held on the WESC Foundation's extensive Topsham Road premises in Exeter, and is taking place very soon!
Now is the time to sign your team up for a brilliant, fast paced, team-building/bonding evening competing against other local organisations. You will not need to field your footballers or wear shin pads as the challenges are suitable for all your colleagues and we will provide the blindfolds. Competitiveness and a sense of humour are more of a pre-requisite than football skills. In fact having no football skills might be an advantage!
The WESC Foundation is a leading national visual impairment centre and charity for the care of young people and adults from 5 to 25 and based in Exeter.
Listen2Win Ltd is also based in Exeter and specialises in training and developing organisation’s listening and communications skills and disability awareness.
The fun filled evening will be hosted and led by the three Listen2Win directors two of whom are leading International Blind Footballers from the England Blind Football team.
Keryn Seal was, until recently, the National and International Team Captain and currently holds well over 100 caps for his country. Keryn has also worked with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and currently works with Air Marketing locally. In addition, he is pursuing a lecturing career predominantly with Exeter College in addition to his already demanding sporting workload.
Robin Williams has around 70 caps and is one of the team’s leading goal scorers. He has just stepped up to the captaincy role following in Keryn's footsteps. Remarkably he has just completed a PhD in Statistics at Exeter University. As well as the blind football and L2W commitments Robin also works with the ATASS group locally.
Both Keryn and Robin are completely blind. Not that that stops them doing anything.
We are also really pleased to have Dan James with us on the evening who plays nationally and internationally for the team as their number one sighted goalie. He has attained over 80 caps and he, too, lives in Exeter.
Listen2Win was founded in 2012 by an Exeter businessman Richard Carpenter along with Keryn and Robin. L2W aims to bring the amazing skills, inspiration and motivation they have to offer to companies and organisations who experience communication challenges…and even those who claim not to have that issue. L2W have had the privilege of working with companies such as Castrol, University of Amsterdam, Merrill Lynch – Bank of America, Sampson Hall and the Met Office amongst many others.
The evening comprises of an inter-company challenge of teams of 5 x participants. Many leading local companies will be taking part in the sight restricted contests ranging from a vision impaired traverse climbing wall to blindfolded penalty taking to a50m sightless dash. Various other entertaining games are also involved throughout the event to keep the contestants on their toes and engaged.
The evening is huge fun and a fantastic team building exercise. Companies such as Blur, Francis Clark, WNW Digital, The Training Partnership, The Organic Agency, Thomas Westcott and many others have taken part in previous events. This is a spectacular evening to share with your colleagues.
If you can’t enter a team come along and spectate or even volunteer to marshal or adjudicate.
For more information contact [email protected] 07904 245 946 or sign up on this page now.
The 2016 write up can be seen here https://www.wescfoundation.ac.uk/about-us/news/wesc-invites-england-blind-footballers-challenge-local-businesses-sport-event/