Monthly Archives: June 2015

(ELVis) Sight & Information Day! -Thurs 23rd July

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East London Vision (ELVis) Sight & Information Day is an opportunity to explore a range of daily living, technical, communication and mobility equipment that is suitable for people experiencing some form of sight loss. Come and meet experts on the day that can provide you with a practical demonstration of equipment on display.

Date: Thursday 23rd July
Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Epicentre, 41 West Street, Leytonstone, E11 4LJ

To learn more about this exciting event, please download the
screen reader version of the flyer

Light refreshments will be on sale, a tombola and auction will help raise funds and there will be various giveaways too.

All funds raised will be match funded by Lloyds Bank, up to the value of £500.

As well as ELVis, Some of the exhibitors who will be at the event include:

  • Waltham Forest Sensory Team
  • Human Ware
  • Optelec
  • Metro Blind Sport
  • Guide Dogs
  • Transport for London

Guides will be available to escort vision impaired people at the event if required. A meeting point from the nearest public transport will also be available. For more information please contact ELVis on Tel: 020 3697 6464


40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

Entry Forms Now Available for-the 40th Metro Athletic Open 2016
Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14 7TW
Festival starts 10.00am - Competition: starts 12 noon
07814 751643
25th June 2016

Above: Photo of Track Event runners – Metro Athletics open 2014-2015

40th Metro ‘Anniversary Athletics Open’ 2016

Metro Blind Sport are excited to announce that their Annual Athletics competition is celebrating its ‘40th’ birthday and will be held on 25th June 2016, incorporating a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends.

Entry and Accommodation Forms 2016

Entry Form Anniversary Athletics Open 2016 (Word) below
To fill in word and then email to Ian Francis
Entry Form 2016 – Word

Entry Form Anniversary Athletics Open 2016 (Print) below
Used To print out, fill in and send by Post.  Return the completed form to: Ian Francis, 36 Copsleigh Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5BG
Entry Form 2016 – Print

Accommodation Request Form 2016
Accommodation Form – 2016

The closing date for Entries Extended to Friday 17th June 2016, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 28th March 2016.

Entry forms to be returned to

or call Tel. 07814 751643

Event Details

Venue: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14 7TW

Festival starts 10.00am – 11.30, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 the week beginning 27th June, photos will also be available during this time.

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm

Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2016) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)
100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),

Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin

Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35)
100m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot

Entry: FREE including pack lunch, T-shirt, Medals/Performance Certificate.    

The Festival of Athletics (Endorsed by England Athletics) will again offer those new to the sport a chance to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Qualified England Athletics coaches will be on hand to advise and guide you. All ages and abilities are very welcome so come along and try!

This year coaching and advice will be available to adults and young people, who are either interested in trying a new event or improving their technique. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or if you are looking to improve your performance in an event, this is the place for you.

Competition will begin after the Festival and we will again be joined by a UK Athletics talent spotter looking out for future Athletics Stars! Events will be held for Under 18’s, Senior’s and Veterans.

Entry to the Festival and Competition is Free and there will be souvenir
T-shirts and catering.  Results will be ratified for Power of 10 rankings for classified and non-classified athletes. For further info on the classification process please contact British Blind Sport via their website or British Athletics (Parallel Success) Classification link

With new features to look forward to including Audio Commentary and a special guest presenting awards and trophies,  we hope to see a record number of Athletes in our Anniversary Year!!

If you are a member of a local society or VI group and want to join us, please let me know.

Ian Francis (Metro – Sports Development Officer) Tel. 07814 751643
Email: Ian Francis  Twitter: @MetroVISports
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