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KES to host two sports in the 2023 IBSA World Games

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King Edward’s School, Birmingham will be a host venue for two sports in the 2023 International Blind Sport Federation (IBSA) World Games.

It was announced on Monday 11 May that Birmingham had been selected as the host of the Games, which are due to take place from 18-27 August 2023. King Edward’s School will host the cricket and powerlifting, with other events being staged at the University of Birmingham and across the wider region.

King Edward’s boasts outstanding facilities with a 1st XI cricket ground and pavilion at Eastern Road and three junior pitches on the school playing fields, with practice facilities including a four-lane all weather net complex. The Andrew Brode Sports Centre, which officially opened in May 2019, provides a large sports hall, cardiovascular fitness room, multipurpose space and changing rooms.

Dr Katy Ricks, Chief Master of King Edward’s School, said: “Sport is an integral part of life at King Edward’s so we are delighted to be involved in the 2023 IBSA World Games. We look forward to hosting the cricket and powerlifting tournaments and welcoming athletes and supporters from all over the world to our beautiful campus.”

The IBSA World Games is the largest high-level international event for athletes with visual impairments, with more than 1,000 competitors from more than 70 nations. Staged every four years, the Games are the pinnacle of the international calendar outside of the Paralympic Games.

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