Monthly Archives: June 2022

Telephone Physical Activity Sessions from sense

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Telephone Physical Activity Sessions  from  Sense

The Sense Active team offer a range of audio-described physical activity sessions that help you to keep active at home. These are delivered by expert instructors over the telephone. Take a look at the options below and contact us if you are interested!

 

Seated Yoga 50+

Mondays 11.45am – 12.45pm

This class offers a fun and friendly, low-impact way to keep active. Calm the mind and move the body by gently following exercises.

 

Movement with Imagination (starts 19th July)

Tuesdays 11.00 am – 12.00 pm

A drama-inspired class delivered by a visually impaired teacher, this class offers the chance to exercise both the mind and body and have lots of fun!

 

Seated Dance

Wednesdays 11.00am – 12.00pm

A fun dance class that offers a fully accessible way to enjoy dance and movement from a seated position.

 

Seated Pilates

Thursdays 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Tighten your core, strengthen your muscles and improve your balance with our seated pilates class. Suitable for any ability level, exercises will be tailored to participants’ needs.

For more information and to book any of these sessions please contact Alice Miller – alice.miller@sense.org.uk / 07599 104405

 

 

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Volunteers needed for Station Collections!

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Volunteers are needed for collection at Waterloo Station
on Friday 26 August!

Great news, Metro have the go-ahead to do a collection at Waterloo train station on 26  August from 7 am (catch the commuters!) until 7 pm.  As you can imagine, these opportunities help us to raise money to continue to provide support for sporting and social activities across London.

We can have up to 6 people collecting around the station at any one time and we are looking for people to come along and help us.  Assistant dogs are very welcome and if you would like to bring a friend for support that would also be welcome.

We will have a schedule so you can do as long or as short as you like.

People need to bring a photo ID and sit through a ten minute safety brief before starting.

If you are interested in being part of the day, helping us to raise awareness of the charity and to raise some funds, we would love to hear from you

You will be supplied with collection boxes and tee shirts which you will be able to keep as a thank you after the day is over.

Please reply to tracie.tappenden@metroblindsport.org with details of what you can offer on the day.

With very best wishes and grateful thanks

Tracie Tappenden
CEO Metro Bind Sport

 

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Job Opportunity: Self-employed Tennis Coach!

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Metro Blind Sport is looking for a self-employed Tennis Coach based at Islington Tennis Centre in Middlesex.

Tennis is one of our key sports and an area of focus for us at Metro Blind Sport. As a provider of inclusive sports for blind and partially sighted people, we aim to make tennis accessible and affordable to those living with sight loss.

Self-employed Tennis Coach

  • Based: Islington Tennis Centre
  • Hours: 2 hours every other week on a Wednesday 6 pm – 8 pm and/or 2 hours every other week on a Friday 6 pm – 8 pm.
  • Other hours available with Islington Tennis Centre.
  • Up to £35 per hour rate dependent on qualification and experience.
  • If you are keen to get involved in a really rewarding coaching
    opportunity, please send your CV to sport@metroblindsport.org.

We believe that sport and fitness should be available to everyone and are looking for inspirational Tennis Coaches to bring tennis to our members.

Although you’ll enjoy the performance aspect of coaching, what you really love is getting more and more people to play – especially a ‘non-traditional’ tennis audience.

Visually Impaired tennis (also known as VI tennis, Sound tennis or Blind tennis) is one of the leading sports for blind and partially sighted people in the UK.

Metro Blind Sport has been at the forefront of promoting the game.

This format of the game is slightly different to traditional tennis – it’s played on a smaller court with a lower net. Some courts also have tactile lines – so players can touch them – and players also use an audible tennis ball that makes noise so they can hear it bounce and being hit.

As an experienced coach, you’ll be qualified to Level 1 or 2. You’ll need to be driven, passionate about what you do and able to work independently but with the support and guidance of our staff team and our volunteers.

We will provide you with all the information you need on how to adapt coaching for visually impaired players.

If you are keen to get involved in a really rewarding coaching opportunity, please send your CV to sport@metroblindsport.org.

 

 

Want to Volunteer for Metro Blind Sport

To find out more about the volunteering roles we have currently available. Visit our volunteering page 

 

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Goalball in Croydon – 15 Aug 2022

Group photo of the croysutt warrior and goalballuk and volunteers and coaches - Goalball in Croydon with the Croysutt Warriors
Venue:
Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.
Time:
6 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07889648925
Date:
15th August 2022
Cost:
Free


Goalball is great fun,  good exercise, and social We are a friendly group who play Goalball seriously for fun. We welcome new players of any age or ability whether Novice or Expert so why not give us and Goalball a try.

Try Goalball with the Croysutt Warriors!

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Date: Every Monday
Venue: Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.

For more information and to confirm the event. please
Contact: Robin Tel 07889648925 ,  Tommy  0740343536  or email Croysuttwarriors@outlook.com
See us on Facebook at Croysutt WarriorsGoalball
Twitter @croysuttwarrior

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

What is goalball?

Goalball is an exciting, indoor, 3-aside team sport, of attack and defend – with
a unique twist!

The sport was originally devised in 1946 to help rehabilitate soldiers who had lost
their sight during the war. It has been played throughout the world ever since up to
the highest level as a Paralympic sport, by people who have visual impairments.

Goalball is a truly inclusive sport as fully sighted players can also play alongside
those with visual impairment as all of the players wear eyeshades so that nobody
can see the ball. Players, therefore, have to rely entirely on their other senses. It is
suitable for all ages and abilities

The ball contains internal bells so players are able to track its movement by its sound. The court is marked out with tactile lines so players can feel where they are.

The idea of the game is quite simply to score goals by bowling the ball along the floor, past the opposing team.

Goalball sessions are currently running at the Sir Philip Game Centre in Croydon for
further details please email croysuttwarriors@outlook.com or call Robin on
07889648925

Anyone who wants to get involved in the sport please visit our website
www.goalballuk.com or email us on enquiries@goalballuk.com

 

 

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Goalball in Croydon – 8 Aug 2022

Group photo of the croysutt warrior and goalballuk and volunteers and coaches - Goalball in Croydon with the Croysutt Warriors
Venue:
Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.
Time:
6 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07889648925
Date:
08th August 2022
Cost:
Free


Goalball is great fun,  good exercise, and social We are a friendly group who play Goalball seriously for fun. We welcome new players of any age or ability whether Novice or Expert so why not give us and Goalball a try.

Try Goalball with the Croysutt Warriors!

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Date: Every Monday
Venue: Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.

For more information and to confirm the event. please
Contact: Robin Tel 07889648925 ,  Tommy  0740343536  or email Croysuttwarriors@outlook.com
See us on Facebook at Croysutt WarriorsGoalball
Twitter @croysuttwarrior

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

What is goalball?

Goalball is an exciting, indoor, 3-aside team sport, of attack and defend – with
a unique twist!

The sport was originally devised in 1946 to help rehabilitate soldiers who had lost
their sight during the war. It has been played throughout the world ever since up to
the highest level as a Paralympic sport, by people who have visual impairments.

Goalball is a truly inclusive sport as fully sighted players can also play alongside
those with visual impairment as all of the players wear eyeshades so that nobody
can see the ball. Players, therefore, have to rely entirely on their other senses. It is
suitable for all ages and abilities

The ball contains internal bells so players are able to track its movement by its sound. The court is marked out with tactile lines so players can feel where they are.

The idea of the game is quite simply to score goals by bowling the ball along the floor, past the opposing team.

Goalball sessions are currently running at the Sir Philip Game Centre in Croydon for
further details please email croysuttwarriors@outlook.com or call Robin on
07889648925

Anyone who wants to get involved in the sport please visit our website
www.goalballuk.com or email us on enquiries@goalballuk.com

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Social Networks

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Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook |Twitter  |Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

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