Monthly Archives: June 2021

Multi-Sports at Gunnersbury Park Starts 11 July!

Four photo in a grid of tennis, football, cricket and goalball in onthat make up the Multi sports sessions at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Multi-Sports at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Metro Blind Sport have partnered with Goalball UK, Sportworks, Ealing Council and GLL to deliver multiple sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and is inviting Londoners to sign up. The project welcomes blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities from West London to engage in a variety of different sports.

The weekly sessions will include one of the following, football, tennis, goalball, cricket as well as many other activities throughout the year.

 

Multi-sports  at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Date: Every Sunday   Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.

*Booking Required

 

The weekly schedule  below

Please choose your preferred sport and date, click the link and use the online booking form to book your place

 

For more information.

Please contact Martin Symcox,
Email: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org  or call 07508 958 927

 

Charlie Raven, Sport Development Officer at Metro Blind Sport said

“As the charity continues to grow, we are incredibly excited to be extending our reach towards West London to deliver more sport and physical opportunities at this great new facility in Gunnersbury Park. We believe these weekly sessions can have a significantly positive contribution towards the social, physical and mental health of visually impaired people within the local community and across London.

Alex Bunney, Participation Lead at Goalball UK said

“We are delighted to be involved in this visual impairment specific multi-sport project alongside Metro Blind Sport and other key partners. The Hub at Gunnersbury Park in West London is a key location for us as we look to grow the number of accessible opportunities for people to play goalball in the capital”.

This past year has highlighted just how important it is to be active, and it is evident that disabled people have been hit hard by the pandemic. Metro Blind Sport want to deliver a programme in the new facility that is as welcoming as possible for blind and partially sighted people.

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

Pilates via the telephone – Sense

silhouettes of pilates text says Pilates via the telephone - Sense

An exciting new opportunity for those with a visual impairment to take part in Pilates, via telephone  delivered by Sense.

The seated Pilates classes are a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. Calm the mind and move the body gently following the instructions provided by our expert teacher.

This class will allow you to strengthen your muscles, improve posture and increase flexibility. These are audio sessions delivered by phone and are suitable for people with sight loss.

Audio Seated Pilates

Audio session – Telephone Call

  • Every Thursday
  • 11:30 – 12:30
  • Free

About the activity

Coach: Rebecca Light

If you would like further information or to book your place, please get in touch.

Contact:  Callan Barber  Callan.Barber@sense.org.uk  or call   0121 415 2759

 

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

 

Can Do Inclusive Sailing in Southwark!

Photo of small sailing Boats from Tideaway Sailability on the Thames river with thier and Leonard Cheshire logoin the top left - Can Do Inclusive Sailing in Southwark

Can Do Inclusive Sailing in Southwark

Can Do Sailing is an inclusive sailing project being run by Leonard Cheshire Disability in partnership with Tideway Sailability club in Southwark.

Tideway has many years of experience in providing support to children and adults with disabilities so they can enjoy an out-of-doors activity in a safe and inclusive environment.

For this project, we take individual or group applications and we are hoping to have at least 7 people to start the project.

Each participant will have an opportunity to do team building activities, develop leadership skills and earn a sailing certificate. There is no fee attached to take part.

We’re looking for young people who:

  • Have a disability or long-term health condition
  • Are aged 18-35 of any background or experience.
  • Live in London
  • Are willing to commit to the entire duration of the project
  • Have never taken part in a Can Do project before

Dates: One session a week over 8 weeks, from the first week of August to the end of September. The day has to be confirmed.

Time: TBC – 2 hours per session

Location: Tideway Sailability (Greenland docks Rope St, London SE16 7SX)

Please express  your  interest by getting in touch with Deborah below

Contact: Deborah.Sciortino@leonardcheshire.org  or Call +44 (0)7541 954 210

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide 1:1 support during the sessions or for travel, but family members, carers and support workers are welcome!

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

 

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 14 Sept

Photo of a blind cricket ball hitting a cricket net and the text says Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training tuesdays 5 pm at Highgate Woods cricket nets
Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
14th September 2021
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training

Learn to play blind cricket and train with the Metro cricket team players at Highgate Woods cricket nets

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods

Date:  Every Tuesday – during the cricket  season  Time:  5 pm
Location: Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Meeting place: Meet and greet available, on request, from Highgate Tube Station

Please email or ring one of the contacts below, to confirm that the event is taking place that week and that you would like to attend.

Contacts:   Cricket Sport Lead: Rory Field
Email: rory.field74@gmail.com Phone: 07742323224 or
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org Phone: 07956 292046

 

Link to our Cricket page: https://blindsport.uk/Cricket

Link to  all our Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids

 

Blind Cricket  video 1  from Metro Blind sport below

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate the equipment used and how to set up the pitch for blind and partially sighted people to play.

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods – Tues 7 Sept

PPhoto of cricket player bowling at a batsman in the nets at Highate Woods. Text says Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training tuesdays 5 pm at Highgate Woods
Venue:
Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Time:
5.00 pm - TBC
Phone:
07742323224
Date:
07th September 2021
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport cricket nets and training

Learn to play blind cricket and train with the Metro cricket team players at Highgate Woods cricket nets

Cricket Nets at Highgate Woods

Date:  Every Tuesday – during the cricket  season  Time:  5 pm
Location: Highgate Woods cricket nets, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill Road
London N10 3JN
Meeting place: Meet and greet available, on request, from Highgate Tube Station

Please email or ring one of the contacts below, to confirm that the event is taking place that week and that you would like to attend.

Contacts:   Cricket Sport Lead: Rory Field
Email: rory.field74@gmail.com Phone: 07742323224 or
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org Phone: 07956 292046

 

Link to our Cricket page: https://blindsport.uk/Cricket

Link to  all our Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids

 

Blind Cricket  video 1  from Metro Blind sport below

The video below has been created by Metro Blind Sport to demonstrate the equipment used and how to set up the pitch for blind and partially sighted people to play.

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here