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The First Disability Archery Championships at Lilleshall in August

The First Disability Archery Championships at Lilleshall in August
Venue:
Archery GB, Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9AT
Time:
10. 00 am registration - TBC
Phone:
01952 677 888
Date:
26th August 2017
Cost:
Call to Confirm


Archery GB and the Worshipful Company of Fletchers are joining forces to hold a world class event – their first Disability Championships – at Lilleshall in August. It is open to all World Archery classified athletes and athletes with a physical impairment.

Head Paralympic coach Michael Peart said: “We are really looking forward to this event and thank the Worshipful Company of Fletchers for their kind support. It will give our GB Para team a chance to compete in a world class event before the World Championships in September. This will be a great opportunity for our disability athletes to become Archery GB’s disability champions.”

Schedule

The format for this event will be a 720 round with head to heads.

Saturday 26 August: qualification round and finals for the disability categories
Sunday 27 August: finals for the World Archery classified athletes

Categories

World Archery classified athletes

Recurve open:

  • Men (70m)
  • Women (70m)

Compound open:

  • Men (50m)
  • Women (50m)

W1:

  • Men (50m)
  • Women (50m)

Les autres: An archer with a physical impairment but who does not have a valid classification under World Archery rules.

  • Disability compound men (50m)
  • Disability compound women (50m)
  • Disability recurve men (70m)
  • Disability recurve women (70m)

Visually impaired athletes

  • Open compound men (30m)
  • Open compound women (30m)
  • Open recurve women (30m)
  • Open recurve men (30m)

* Depending on final entries, the Organising Committee reserves the right to combine genders within disciplines in the interest of creating a competitive environment. To enter please click here.

Shooting Categories: Despite the confusing terminology in the AGB email and prospectus, all VI Shooting Categories from VI1 to VI-Open are accepted. However, categories could be combined for the finals depending on numbers. Please note that World and UK Records are only available for those complying with VI1 to VI3.

Timing: Registration 10.00 am, shooting will commence about 10.30 am, depending on numbers.  Date: For VI’s it will all be held on Saturday, 26thAugust.

Venue: The Qualifying round and VI finals will take place on the main field – so on grass.

Dogs: For this event they are trying to stick to WA rules as much as possible which do say “No dogs on field of play”. However, assistance dogs are not banned but if you are taking one please let Katy know, her can be found on the paperwork.

Finals: The VI finals will take place on the Saturday so there is no VI involvement on the Sunday.

Entry forms: The entry form is split into the information in an on-line entry form which requires registration. See link below.

To enter please click here.

* Depending on final entries, the Organising Committee reserves the right to combine genders within disciplines in the interest of creating a competitive environment.

AGB are aware that it is the BBS Outdoor Championships the following weekend.

Archery News: All disabled Archers Now pay 25% of the full Archery GB fee

 

Cricket: From Rugby Sevens to Cricket Sevens

Metro Cricket Team

29th July

Well for only one Metro player returning from the visually impaired rugby, three nil, “whitewash” of the All Blacks, as Metro’s other rugby player was not available partly as the result of a rugby tour injury. However, cricket with seven and three totals is a less enticing prospect so the team were pleased to find that the opposition only had nine themselves.

The Lancashire skipper is bowling to the Metro skipper, the ball skids through low and a huge appeal has the umpire raise their finger and say “out – lbw”, which has the Lions celebrating as they take a wicket. However the next words from the umpire are “over and time”, and the celebration subsides. Gareth has been denied the chance to bat as the Metro seven grabbed a hard earned draw. They had batted through thirty-one overs to score 91, with a massive thirteen of those from the bat.

The day had started well for the side, who had travelled for two hours on the train to what should have been a home game, as they won the toss and so were able to bowl and field first. The worst of the day’s weather was at the start of the game with a few spots of rain falling on the already quite wet pitch that was the cause of the ball often skidding on for much of the day. There was a further success as first Rory snared an opener leg before with the first ball of his opening wicket maiden over. On as first change Amit then bowled the number three batsman with just five more runs having been scored. Sheraz then came out to join Tahseen and the Lions started to take control as this pair put on over 100 for third wicket before Sheraz became Rory’s second victim as Charles took a well-judged diving catch behind the stumps. Metro were chasing hard in the field and Andy Law, in particular, in the total cordon made several important blocks. The bowling, mainly from Gatreth and Rory was tight and accurate making Lancashire work for their runs by giving away little in extras, but as Wasim joined Tahseen the runs continued to flow with a second century partnership pushing the score on to 217 from 26.2 overs. A further twenty one were added before a declaration on 238 leaving Metro the balance of the sixty to get through. Tahseen carried his bat finishing with 138 including 17 fours.

The attempt to bat the full game out did not start that well as Ryan, who had looked calm and assured, was caught by a diving catch from Rob to grab a well-played defensive prod from the last ball of Arslan’s opening spell with just three runs on the board. Charles joined Amit and they both showed the application and patience needed for longer formats of the game as they blocked the straight balls, and apart from a few wild swings left those not on target to reach the 15 over drinks break having dragged to score up to 34, with 32 extras and the two from the bat contributed by Ryan.

This pair carried on calmly after drinks taking the score past the 50 needed for a batting bonus point, Charles have taken a further three runs off the bat; and shortly afterward Amit drove into the covers for four. Perhaps his patience was wearing thin as just eight balls later he was bowled, giving Lancashire hope of a breakthrough. The next man in was the one wanted in a defensive cause- Hasmukh striding to the cease. He quickly lost two partners – Charles nicking a quick ball from Arslan to the keeper and Andy caught off Sheraz’s bowling. Metro were left with 4.2 overs to face as Rory came in and blocked two balls. The next over seemed never ending as it included 17 extras; the next was tighter to Rory with just two extras but then the first boundary of the Metro innings as Rory caught one down the leg side and helped it to a very fine, fine leg boundary. A less stressful eleven ball over followed and then the excitement of the final over.

A great performance from all seven of the team – hoping to be joined by four more next Saturday at Highgate for the T20 Cup quarter final,

Stat Attack

Metro bowled just 12 no balls and 17 wides in their 29 overs.

Amit faced 77 dot balls, Charles 63 and Hasmukh 21 in the Metro innings.

Report by Paul Toplis 

 

Support SELVis and Metro members Raise funds on 30th July in Prudential Ride London 2017!

prudential ride photo

South East London Vision will be taking part in Prudential Ride London 2017 to raise funds for The Metro Sports and Social Club of Vision Impaired People (Metro Blind Sport).

 original article on CAN Mezzanine 

CEO of South East London Vision Odette Battarel, who is partially sighted, will ride a tandem with her husband alongside five members of Metro Blind Sport.

Odette and her husband on a tandem bike
Odette and her husband on a tandem bike

Support the team by visiting its fundraising page.

Taking place on Sunday 30th July, The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey comprises of a 46-mile route on traffic-free roads, beginning at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and following the same route as the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the first 27 miles before taking a new two-mile route, which then links up with the last 17 miles through London to the finish at The Mall.

Metro Blind Sport was founded in 1973 by a group of inspirational blind and partially sighted people determined to increase opportunities for vision impaired people to take part in a diverse range of sports including athletics, bowls, cricket, football, tennis sailing and skiing.

The club has earned a reputation for meeting the needs of vision impaired people of all ages and abilities throughout Greater London and many of our members have represented the UK in international competitions including the paralympics and more recently the Commonwealth games.

Bradley & Linda
Bradley & Linda

Earlier this year Metro Blind Sport introduced its members to tandem cycling inspiring some, including Odette, to take part in Prudential Ride London 2017.

Aibgail and Odette on the Mall last year!
Aibgail and Odette on the Mall

Odette shares her motivations for taking part:

“I wanted to take part in an event with my husband who is sighted, to do a challenge together. We are always walking so carefully not to bump into things, it is great to feel we can go fast again!

“To be part of a big London event, riding in front of a supportive and enthusiastic crowd and be cheered.

“To raise money for a charity that does fabulous work enabling blind and partially sighted people to take part in sport and physical activities.

“I have experienced first hand the benefits of sports, of staying fit, of meeting like-minded people and I want to ensure Metro can continue to do this for others.

“To inspire and to show others that it is possible, that if you are blind or partially sighted you can still be active and take part in great events.”

Your support will enable members of Metro Blind Sport to benefit from activities which will not only improve physical fitness levels, but also help them to enjoy the social benefits of taking part in team sports from a grass root to international level.

Support the team by visiting its fundraising page.

Tandem Cycling – Herne Hill Velodrome – 9 Sept

"have a go" Tandem Riding Session with MSSC
Venue:
Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road SE24 9HE
Time:
3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07500 913 223
Date:
09th September 2017
Cost:
call to confirm


Merton Sports and Social Club (MSSC) will be running a tandem cycling event at Herne Hill Velodrome and MSSC  are trying to gauge interest at this stage, so we can gain some idea of numbers and logistics.

Herne Hill Velodrome  9 Sept

MSSC is also organising a trip for tandem riders to Herne Hill Velodrome on Saturday, 9th September.  We have booked a two-hour session between 3.00 and 5.00pm.   The Velodrome is at 104 Burbage Road SE24 9HE, about ten minutes’ walk from Herne Hill Railway Station.

Date: 9 September  2017   Time: 3.00 and 5.00pm

Venue: Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road SE24 9HE

Contact:  tel.james@tiscali.co.uk or call Richard on 07500 913 223.

Herne Hill Velodrome is an outdoor cycle track and 1948 Olympic cycling venue.  The track is 450 m long, with the steepest part of the banking at 30 degrees.  A brand new track surface was introduced in 2011, which is made of asphalt and very grippy, and is therefore safe to be ridden in both wet and dry weather conditions.

We are trying to gauge interest at this stage, so we can gain some idea of numbers and logistics.  Depending on numbers, we may decide to take a minibus from the Guardian Centre to Herne Hill.

If you are interested in attending the session, either as a front or back rider, please email tel.james@tiscali.co.uk and confirm whether you would like to travel by minibus, if available, or whether you would prefer to make your own way.

For more details about either of the above, please phone Richard on 07500 913 223.

“Have a go” Tandem Riding Session with MSSC!

"have a go" Tandem Riding Session with MSSC
Venue:
Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood SW19 2DX
Time:
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
07500 913 223
Date:
02nd September 2017
Cost:
call to confirm


Merton Sports and Social Club (MSSC) will be running a “have a go” tandem riding session

“have a go” Tandem Riding Session

Date: 2 September 2017    Time: 10.00am and 1.00pm

Venue:   Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood SW19 2DX.

Please join us if you would like to learn how to ride a tandem, either as a front rider (pilot) or back rider (stoker) or if you feel in need of some refresher training.

Places will be limited, so please let us know if you would like to take part as soon as possible – by 25th August at the latest.

Contact:  tel.james@tiscali.co.uk or call Richard on 07500 913 223.

Herne Hill Velodrome  9 Sept

MSSC is also organising a trip for tandem riders to Herne Hill Velodrome on Saturday, 9th September.  We have booked a two-hour session between 3.00 and 5.00pm.   The Velodrome is at 104 Burbage Road SE24 9HE, about ten minutes’ walk from Herne Hill Railway Station.

Date: 9 September  2017   Time: 3.00 and 5.00pm

Venue: Herne Hill Velodrome, 104 Burbage Road SE24 9HE

Contact:  tel.james@tiscali.co.uk or call Richard on 07500 913 223.

Herne Hill Velodrome is an outdoor cycle track and 1948 Olympic cycling venue.  The track is 450 m long, with the steepest part of the banking at 30 degrees.  A brand new track surface was introduced in 2011, which is made of asphalt and very grippy, and is therefore safe to be ridden in both wet and dry weather conditions.

We are trying to gauge interest at this stage, so we can gain some idea of numbers and logistics.  Depending on numbers, we may decide to take a minibus from the Guardian Centre to Herne Hill.

If you are interested in attending the session, either as a front or back rider, please email tel.james@tiscali.co.uk and confirm whether you would like to travel by minibus, if available, or whether you would prefer to make your own way.

For more details about either of the above, please phone Richard on 07500 913 223.

 

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