The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) and Colour Blind Awareness have developed a project to support wider understanding and knowledge around colour blindness within sport.

The Tackling Colour Blindness in Sport programme (TACBIS) launches in 2020 and will develop advice and guidance promote a game that is accessible and welcoming for colour blind people.

A working group, comprising of EFDN, Colour Blind Awareness, Oxford Brookes University, the national football associations of Iceland, Portugal and Romania, and Danish club Randers FC, has been established to work on the Erasmus+ funded programme.

The project will investigate the prevalence of colour blindness in football (both fans and players), identify barriers to progression for colour blind players, and highlight coping mechanisms commonly employed by colour blind players. 

The group will soon begin an awareness campaign amongst clubs to prevent kit clashes for colour blind people, and share the gathered knowledge and practical solutions in a new EFDN Practitioners Guide.

For more information on the project, please click here.

Published 23/01/2020