News & Online Event Update – 3 March 2021

Weekly online event and news Update

News & Online Event Update

As we edge towards activities being able to resume, please find below information that can help you stay active at home.

Walking Programme

We have had a good response from people interested in taking part in our walks in London parks. We are continuing to make the necessary arrangements, but in the meantime, if you might want to join us, then please just email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org to register your interest.

Calling for Walk Leaders and Volunteers in London

We are now recruiting for paid walk leaders and for volunteers to help deliver the above Walking Programme. If you are interested in being part of the project from a delivery perspective, then please download this word document: https://blindsport.uk/WalkingDoc

If you would like to part of this exciting project, please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call Martin on 07508 958927

 

Cycling Programme

The same goes for the cycling programme that we are arranging with Bikeworks in West London.
If you are keen to come along, then please email Martin. We will then register your interest and contact you shortly with all the booking details and the days and times the sessions are running.

 

Yoga

To coincide with the upcoming release of a new set of videos focusing on floor-based yoga for beginners on Metro Blind Sport’s website, Claire Miller, a highly qualified fitness and yoga teacher, from Ruislip talks to us about her journey into yoga and physical activity. Have a read here https://blindsport.uk/AYogaJourney

 

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm. If you wish to register interest or find out more, please contact:  Adam Millar 07392091327 Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

Tennis

After the positive feedback that we have received from members, we have decided to continue to deliver the online coached tennis sessions every other week on Wednesday and Friday evenings. These sessions are fee to attended and are suitable for all ability levels. It is a relaxed atmosphere to play a few tennis drills and keep active.

If you have never played tennis before and want to understand a little more about the game, then please come along with no obligation to play.

New dates are as follows:

March 10th, 12th, 24th and 26th

April 7th, 9th, 21st and 23rd

May 5th and 7th

Sessions are from 6 pm to 7 pm. To register your interest, please email Charlie Raven charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

 

British Blind Sport

Along with their inclusive coaches, British Blind Sport have developed audio-led workouts, covering a wide range of activities such as Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, Boxercise and Strength Training as part of their Active at Home Programme.

Find out all of the details of the live sessions by clicking here https://britishblindsport.org.uk/the-active-at-home-programme/

  

Sense

Sense Active offer a range of inclusive sport and physical activities for people to take part in. They work with experienced instructors and providers who aim to make each session enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and fun. Please contact sense.active@sense.org.uk for booking support, but a link to the activities can be found here.

https://tinyurl.com/InclusiveSense

 

Multisport – Croysutt Warriors

Croysutt Warriors Goalball Club is continuing to run a session to get people active in Croydon. The sessions include, over a 2 hour period, Goalball, Football and Basketball on an outdoor lit court.

The sessions are run on a Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, and all levels are welcome.

Please phone or email Robin on 07889648925 or Croysuttwarriors@outlook.com

The sessions take place in CR0 6EA.

 

News Items

 Visually Impaired Sailing Association

The Visually Impaired Sailing Association (Visa-gb) have produced a short film which I am sure that our members would be interested in.  This Visa-gb film  https://youtu.be/nPC27FvJQMUshows how Visa-gb empower and encourage visually impaired adults to enjoy offshore sailing. It includes audio description and testimonials from their crew and previous participants. VISA would love to hear what our members think of the film. Please send your thoughts to Lorraine Dodge at info@visa-gb.or.uk.

More information about the Visa-gb programme of activities and how people can join Visa-gb is available from Sue Hogge using this Contact us link https://visa-gb.org.uk/contact and on their website. https://visa-gb.org.uk

Anyone wishing to join Visa-gb can do so using this Join Us Visa-gb link.

https://visa-gb.org.uk/join-our-community/  Membership is free.

 

London Vision

The team at London Vision have produced their monthly London Scene newsletter, which informs people with sight loss about accessible activities and events happening around London, including local society events.

March’s newsletter is full of information so have a read here

https://tinyurl.com/LondonVision

 

Facebook

Our numbers are growing on the Metro Blind Sport Facebook page. We encourage you to get involved with our new Facebook page, perhaps sharing your results of the weekly challenge with us or sharing any other activity that you might be doing.

To visit the Facebook page, please follow this link and give us a follow and a like https://www.facebook.com/metroblindsport

 

British Blind Sport AGM

Annual General Meeting of British Blind Sport is to take place on Tuesday 30th March 2021 at 1 pm, for approximately two hours. Due to socialising restrictions and government guidelines, this year’s AGM will be taking place using Zoom video conferencing software.

If you would like to attend the AGM, please inform their head office by calling 01926 424247 or emailing info@britishblindsport.org.uk so that they can ensure you have the appropriate documents and the links to join the Zoom call.

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

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