Here is your updated opportunities and news from Metro Blind Sport.
Take the time to have a read through and see how you can get active this week. There are a few really interesting news items to read through as well.
We are really excited to announce that we have launched our Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We intend to post regular information on to the Facebook page and this page complements our other social media activity on Twitter and Instagram. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your results of the weekly challenge with us, or chatting with friends you may have come in contact with through Metro Blind Sport activity.
To visit the Facebook page please follow this link and give us a follow and a like! https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport
As we mentioned last week, we are setting Metro Blind Sport members a small challenge to stay active each week. With the help of Mark Bullock, we will be sending out a link to a short video that will demonstrate the challenge. The video is only one minute, and the activities are all a bit of fun. Please get involved and share your achievements on social media. Don’t forget to mention Metro Blind Sport when you post something.
The second challenge is ‘Figures of Eight.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/2FALOZYIwZ4
London Pulse Netball who play in the Vitality Netball Superleague have kindly invited 5 of our members to join some of the online sessions from their Educate Train Inspire Programme. This is an amazing opportunity to benefit from the London Pulse programme, which means you can listen to Vitality Netball Superleague athletes’ stories about “What it takes”
There are two fantastic Zoom sessions detailed below that are available:
- What it takes to become an elite athlete – 3rd February at 1pm and hosted by Lefebre Rademan, London Pulse and South Africa’s Goal Attack
- Performance and hydration – 10th February at 6.45pm and hosted by Paul Moloney and iPRO
Signing up to these sessions are on a first come, first served basis so if you are keen to attend then please email Martin by the 31st January via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shape up with Spurs
Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2pm if you wish to register interest or find out more please contact: Adam Millar Call on 07392091327 or email: Adam.email@example.com
To find our what our members have said about these sessions please visit https://blindsport.uk/VirtualExercise
Get Yourself Active at Home
This week the ‘Get Yourself Active at Home’ workouts are again led by Metro Blind Sport coach, Mark Bullock. Subscribe to their YouTube channel to watch the videos https://blindsport.uk/GYAYoutube
Our four online Chair Yoga session with Claire Miller remain available. View them and all our sport videos on our YouTube page http://bit.ly/MetroBlindSportYouTube
Venture Force: Everest Base Camp for the Visually Impaired
Venture Force are providers of first class, extraordinary, and life-changing expeditions to destinations around the world. In 2019 they launched a concept that they now call ‘Challenge Expeditions’. These expeditions challenge a mixed team of visually impaired and sighted participants to work together to achieve a shared goal. They are now seeking to progress a second Challenge Expedition team to Everest Base Camp in Nov 2023 where both visually impaired and sighted clients will work together to complete the trek to Everest Base Camp. They would love to find more visually impaired participants who want to take up their expedition challenge.
Further details of the expedition and the costs can be found on their website via this link: https://www.ventureforce.co.uk/accessible-everest-trekking/
Disability Sports Coach
There is lots of awesome stuff out there but it can be a bit overwhelming to find the best option for your needs. Disability Sports Coach have tried to make it as easy as possible with their directories of opportunities. They have live sessions and recorded sessions available and activities include fun for all the family.
Sport England have pulled together a range of tips and tools employers can use to support the health and wellbeing of their employees through physical activity. The toolkit provides advice, tips and shareable resources so teams can build more movement into their working day. Find out more here https://www.sportengland.org/campaigns-and-our-work/active-employee-toolkit.
Croydon Vision invites you to join them for a free live Zoom event on the 5 February at 10am, register, join them and you will be inspired by their fantastic speakers and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about how blind and partially sighted people adapt to the work environment and the support available to employers.
Follow the link to register and book your FREE place: http://blindsport.uk/Diversity
Merton Sports and Social Club
Merton Sports and Social Club sent out their newsletter this week and it was full of opportunities and information, including their monthly quiz on the 2nd February, the tandem loan scheme and sessions promoting positive wellbeing. For more information visit: https://www.metroblindsport.org/mssc-events/
It is so important to be able to connect with others and the Zoom sessions are a great way to do just this. Stargardt’s first session of the year will be an informal one where people will be able to chat to others affected by Stargardt’s. Anyone affected by Stargardt’s can join, whether you have Stargardt’s yourself, are a parent with a child with Stargardt’s or have another family member with Stargardt’s.
For joining instructions, please email Bhavna Tailor on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and best wishes.
Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team
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