A NEW sports club for visually impaired children has been launched.
The Actionnaires club, run by national charity Action for Blind People, was launched on Saturday at Huddersfield Sports Centre.
Visually impaired children aged eight to 16 got the chance to try the indoor wall climbing and use the trampoline.
The club will now run weekly sessions to help the youngsters play sports with their sighted friends or siblings.
Activities on offer include football, archery and martial arts.
Ross Ford, sports development officer for Action for Blind People, said: "Blind and partially sighted children can face many challenges in taking part in sport at a mainstream school or leisure centre.
"The Actionnaires club can offer them a real chance to develop their social skills and learn to play safely."
The Huddersfield club is one of many all over the UK.
The charity aims to help visually impaired people with work, housing and leisure.
It is funded by BBC Children in Need and The Primary Club, a cricket club which supports sport for the blind.
Anyone who would like more information about actionnaires clubs can contact Ross Ford on 01772 555915.