Monthly Archives: April 2016

Monthly Tandem Cycling Rides: – 28 May!

Cycles made for 2 - Tandem Cycling with Wheels for Wellbeing
Venue:
Herne Hill velodrome
Time:
9.30am - 12.30pm
Phone:
020 7346 8482
Date:
28th May 2016
Cost:
£5 per person per session (+ one carer free). £10- Group (one disabled cyclist + 3 )


Monthly Tandem Cycling Rides

Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm, meet at Herne Hill velodrome

28th May (Bank Holiday)

25th June

30th July (joining in the Freecycle event)

27th August (Bank Holiday)

Other Tandem Cycling Events

1.) Friday 24th June,  6pm to 9pm

Critical Mass on tandems (meet at velodrome, cycle up to Waterloo Bridge)

2.) Sunday 17th July, 9am to 12pm – Lambeth Floral Ride on tandems (meet at velodrome)

For more information, 

Contact: Abs Tripp; Community Engagement Officer and Cycle Instructor

Email: abs@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk or Tel. 020 7346 8482

Mob: 07588 50 26 15

Wheels for Wellbeing : Cycles Made for Two -Tandem Cycling rides!

Cycles made for 2 - Tandem Cycling with Wheels for Wellbeing

Monthly Tandem Cycling Rides

Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm, meet at Herne Hill velodrome

30th April (hopefully include the new Cycle Superhighways EW NS!!)

28th May (Bank Holiday)

25th June

30th July (joining in the Freecycle event)

27th August (Bank Holiday)

Other Tandem Cycling Events

1.) Friday 24th June,  6pm to 9pm

Critical Mass on tandems (meet at velodrome, cycle up to Waterloo Bridge)

2.) Sunday 17th July, 9am to 12pm – Lambeth Floral Ride on tandems (meet at velodrome)

For more information, 

Contact: Abs Tripp; Community Engagement Officer and Cycle Instructor

Email: abs@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk or Tel. 020 7346 8482

Mob: 07588 50 26 15

2016 North East Vision Impaired Tennis Regional 14 -15 may!

North East Vision Impaired Tennis Regional
Venue:
Northumberland Club
Newcastle
NE2 3JU
Time:
Sat 14 - Sun 15 may
Phone:
07889762580
Date:
14th May 2016
Cost:
£40 to enter


Greetings Champions!

North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club

07889762580Contact: Email  Steve Trewick  or call 07889762580

Entry remains open until Saturday April 30th.

ENTRY FORM  |  ENTER ONLINE

Download Format Information – updated 21-04-2016

Please share this with all your VI tennis contacts. Our list may not be comprehensive.

See You On the Courts!

All Regional Tournament Information

I am pleased to provide you more information regarding the Blind & Vision Impaired Tennis regional tournaments that are taking place this year. Here is a reminder of the details for each tournament:

Date
Location
Organiser
Tournament Code
20 Mar
London
Luke Mulvihill
07734 468 660
SUR15W6885
10 Apr
Birmingham
Simon Lancaster
07946 469 506
WAR16S1159
14 -15 May
Northumberland
 steve.trewick 
07889762580
NTB16S1160
23 July
Cambridge
Alex Wheen
07745343948
CAM16S1161
7 Aug
York
Andy Crockett
07926172939
YOR16S1162

The first one to kick off the year is being held at Sutton Tennis Academy on the 20 March.  If you would like to enter please follow the steps below.  If you have already entered on-line please contact Sutton Tennis Academy reception team on 0208 641 6611 to make payment (£18) by debit or credit card.  Please note this payment needs to be made before the entry deadline.

1)  On-line entry via the Competitions Search Tool –

http://www3.lta.org.uk/Competitions/Search/
You will need to be a British Tennis Member in order to enter on-line. If you have any problems or would like further information please email disabilitytennis@tennisfoundation.org.uk or phone myself on 0208 487 7068.

Please follow these steps in order to enter:

  • Go to www.lta.org.uk
  • Click on Members – Log in or sign up today
  • Sign up to BTM membership if you are not already a member
  • Log in to your profile
  • Go to COMPETE – Find a competition
  • At the bottom of the screen there is a box where you can enter the tournament code or name.  You will find each tournament code in the tournament information above.
  • Click on the event(s) you wish to enter, click on add to basket & then checkout.
  • Please enter the category you wish to play in (players can enter one category above their sight classification)
  • Please pay the entry fee as stated for each tournament.

Please note all B5 players should enter the B4 category as the on-line entry system doesn’t have a B5 category option.

2) If you are unable to complete the online entry please use these short links below of the entry form for the Sutton tournament in word format: http://bit.ly/1SnG07Q or in a editable PDF format: http://bit.ly/20jadJm

For other tournaments please contact the tournament organiser for each tournament & they will send you a paper entry form.

An internal prioritisation system will be in place for each tournament & players from within the region that the tournament is taking place will be accepted first.  This should allow all players to be able to participate in at least one regional tournament.

Classification

All players participating in a regional tournament will need to have a BBS classification.  After the entry deadline all entries will be checked by the tournament organiser with BBS.  Players are permitted to enter one category above their classification but they must play to the rules of that classification.  If you don’t currently have a sight classification through BBS you can find out more information by clicking here

Format and Rules

Please click here  for a document outlining the rules & format that will be in place for each tournament.  This document should answer all your questions but if it doesn’t please phone or email me & I will try to answer your questions as best as I can!

If you have any queries about the specific events please contact the relevant tournament organiser or if you have any other general queries please contact the Tennis Foundation.  At the end of the series I would really value constructive feedback from players, tournament organisers & referees so please keep a note of what you feel is good & what could maybe be improved for next year.

You can keep up-to-date with the latest news at www.tennisfoundation.org.uk and follow us on Twitter @TennisFndation

Good luck!
Kind regards
Kirsty Thomson
Disability Tournament Director

 

 

 

Tournament report: PSFL End of Season Chris East Memorial Cup

Football: London Metro FC

Date: 23 April 2016   Venue: @Futsal Swindon

London Metro Futsal Club took two teams to the end of season tournament in Swindon, renamed for the tournament after their former player, Chris East.

The ‘A’ team were looking to go one better than both the early season cup and the league, where they had two 2nd place finishes, and the ‘B’ team were hoping to recreate the form that took them to the semi-final of the early season tournament. The cup format was the same as before, with the 9 league teams playing each other in a round-robin group stage (8 games of 8 minutes each in all) and the top four teams going on to contest the semi-finals and final.

London Metro Teams Back row (L-R): Ryan Jones, Chris Berry, Neal Byrne, Matt Dean, Gareth Jones, Craig Groves, Mark Russell Front row (L-R): Everton Amos, Charles Ronayne, Malcolm Woolven, Jay Start

London Metro Teams Back row (L-R): Ryan Jones, Chris Berry, Neal Byrne, Matt Dean, Gareth Jones, Craig Groves, Mark Russell Front row (L-R): Everton Amos, Charles Ronayne, Malcolm Woolven, Jay Start

London Metro ‘A’ went a goal down early in their first game against Loughborough but this spurred them into life. They won that game 6-1 and cruised through the rest of the group stage winning every game and only conceding one other goal, in a 3-1 win against league champions Birmingham.

London Metro ‘B’ lost their opening game to North West Scorpions but claimed a shock win against Lisburn Rovers of Division 1. The team also claimed a point against Winsford Wolves but despite some good performances were unable to build on those results and lost their other 5 games and failed to qualify for the semi-finals.

London Metro ‘A’ topped the group to earn a semi-final against the 4th placed team, Loughborough. As in the group, Loughborough scored early but this time the ‘A’ team found it very difficult to break them down, whilst Loughborough still looked strong on the break. The goals did come, however, and the ‘A’ team got through to the final with a tight 2-1 win. The final was against North West Scorpions, a team beaten 1-0 in the group stage. North West also scored early but the ‘A’ team were unable to break them down and Scorpions doubled their lead late on to win 2-0 and secure their first every trophy.
Both teams played well with the ‘A’ team particularly very impressive in the group stage but were unable to win the trophy. The team now take a break until the start of the next season and the beginning of training, around August.

Results:

‘A’ team: 6-1 (v Loughborough), 3-0 (v SW Rovers),3-1 (v Birmingham),1-0 (v NW Scorpions), 2-0 (v Lisburn), 1-0 (v RNC), 6-0 (v London Metro ‘B’), 6-0 (v Winsford), 2-1 (v Loughborough (SF)), 0-1 (v NW Scorpions (F))
‘B’ team: 0-4 (v NW Scorpions), 1-0 (v Lisburn), 0-1 (v RNC), 0-3 (v SW Rovers),1-1 (v Winsford), 0-5 (v Loughborough), 0-6 (v London Metro ‘A’), 0-2 (v Birmingham)
‘A’ Team: Matt Dean; Craig Groves; Gareth Jones; Charles Ronayne; Mark Russell; Jay Start

‘B’ Team: Everton Amos; Chris Berry; Matt Boulding; Neal Byrne; Malcolm Woolven

Report by Charles Ronayne

There’s still time to book your place at the 2016 North East Vision Impaired Tennis Regional!

North East Vision Impaired Tennis Regional

Greetings Champions!

There’s still time to book your place at the 2016  North East Vision Impaired Tennis! We have a whopping 29 entries so far but we still have space for more!

ENTRY FORM  |  ENTER ONLINE

Currently there are slots available for 5 B1 players, 2 VI Men and 4 VI Ladies.

Download Format Information

Entry remains open until Saturday April 30th.

Please share this with all your VI tennis contacts. Our list may not be comprehensive.

See You On the Courts!

North East Visually Impaired Tennis Club