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Metro Tennis Christmas Event

Metro's Tennis Christmas Celebration was enjoyed by all!

Last night, Martin, Charlie, Carol and I all went along to the Metro Tennis Christmas Celebration.

It was great to have a chance to chat and share ideas with our awesome coaches, Costa, and Mark.  We also caught up with our tennis players and had a chance to say thanks in person to Linda and Alan Almond and their team of amazing volunteers.

Below are some of the photos from the evening.

Charlie and Martin (wearing a B1 blindfold mask) tried their hand at a few rallies of VI tennis and Charlie our New SDO even managed to win a point. Not too bad on your first go! After the tennis sessions, we as all enjoyed some pizza and a drink.

Odette and then Martin thanked the volunteers and coaches, Martin then gave out some appreciation certificates to the Duke of Edinburgh volunteers. The Christmas themed evening continued with a festive sing-along as we all shook the VI tennis balls along in time to Jingle Bells no less!

So a Merry Christmas Tennis Celebration was had by all

All at Metro Blind Sport are grateful to the Islington Tennis Centre and GLL for their continued support.

Why not Try some Blind And VI tennis

Want to Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer, then please contact Linda
Email:   almondall@aol.com or call +44 7775 894136

 

Tennis Christmas Celebration 12 Dec!

Tennis Christmas Celebration 12 Dec

You are cordially invited to our Tennis Christmas celebration on

Wednesday 12 December at the Islington Tennis centre upstairs in the Mezzanine and classroom.

There will be some friendly games with all together with the B1 players and then some pizza and drinks.

Tennis from 6 to 8 pm

Food and drink from 8 to 9.30 pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

Please wear something Christmassy! To help us create a festive and fun atmosphere!

For catering purposes can you please let Odette know if you are coming and if you have any dietary requirements of allergies.

Contact:  Odette Battarel odette.battarel@selvis.org.uk

 

Tennis Christmas Celebration 12 Dec

Tennis Christmas Celebration 12 Dec
Venue:
Islington Tennis centre - upstairs in the Mezzanine and classroom.
Time:
6.00 pm to 8.00 pm tennis - 8.00 to 9.30 pm Food & Drink
Phone:
Date:
12th December 2018
Cost:
TBC


You are cordially invited to our Tennis Christmas celebration on

Wednesday 12 December at the Islington Tennis centre upstairs in the Mezzanine and classroom.

There will be some friendly games between all players and then some pizza and drinks

Tennis from 6 to 8 pm

Food and drink from 8 to 9.30 pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

Please wear something Christmassy! To help us create a festive and fun atmosphere!

For catering purposes can you please let Odette know if you are coming and if you have any dietary requirements of allergies.

Contact:  Odette Battarel odette.battarel@selvis.org.uk

 

Victa: Infinity Project 16-18 yrs!

Infinity Project with British Exploring Society & Jubilee Sailing Trust

British Exploring Society & Jubilee Sailing Trust ‘Infinity’ Project

original Post by victa.org.uk

Date: 26 October to 3 November 2018
Cost: £150 (payment deadline 30th September 2018)
Age: 16 to 18 years
Land expedition: Fri 26 to Monday 29 October 2018 (4 days, 3 nights), Dartmoor National Park
Sea voyage: Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November 2018 (5 nights, 5 days), Southampton/English Channel
Closing date: 30 September 2018

Join the British Exploring Society and Jubilee Sailing Trust in a land and sea expedition on their pilot programme ‘Infinity’. This is a nine day joint land and sea expedition where you must be willing to challenge yourself both physically and mentally and support your fellow explorers amongst a diverse, mixed ability expedition group.

For four days and three nights you and your team will work together on the wild moors of Dartmoor carrying heavy rucksacks, trekking all day across strange, rough terrain, then putting up your tent and cooking your own dinner.

On the fourth night you will board Tenacious, a sailing ship, on the south coast of England. She’s a very special ship. She is fully equipped to be crewed by a mixed ability crew, both disabled and non-disabled. For the next 5 days, everyone will work together as a member of the ship’s crew. You will learn to keep watch (including overnight, even on the first night), helm the ship, set the sails, go aloft up the rigging, work in the galley and clean the ship.

This nine days will be very demanding – but also extremely rewarding.

Do you have the resilience to get yourself through that and to support your teammates if they are struggling? Could you cope with an emotional roller coaster? One minute you could be exhilarated, the next frustrated. One moment it is the hardest day of your life, the next your greatest achievement. Are you the sort of person that enjoys the challenge? Will you be ready to support your teammates when they are feeling down? Can you ask for help when you are feeling low? Do you want to discover your capacity, to focus on what you can do (not what you can’t)? Do you want to develop new levels of self-confidence, independence, empathy and knowledge to take with you throughout your personal and professional life?

Please read through the downloadable PDF at the bottom of this section, containing further details of the land expedition and the sea voyage, as well as an example of a typical 24 hour period.

There will be NO VICTA staff or volunteers on this trip. The Leadership team for the Infinity pilot will include both male and female staff. 12 expedition and watch leaders, including two medical professionals will accompany the 28 explorers on both land and sea elements. On the sea voyage, the team will also be accompanied by the ship’s permanent crew.

Participants will need to make their own way to the start point (Dartmoor National Park) and arrange travel from the final destination (Southampton Docks).

We would also like successful participants to write about their experiences on the expedition that would feature on the VICTA website.

Link to VICTA website and form below

https://www.victa.org.uk/exploring-society/

Please apply via the link to their online form below (deadline 30th September 2018).

http://bit.ly/VictaInfinityProject

Please select ‘VICTA’ when answering ‘Through which organisation did you hear about the Infinity Programme?’

 

Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup 2018 – Joint biggest so far!

Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup 2018

BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup 2018

original article  by bcew.co.uk

The 2018 BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup will be the joint biggest it has ever been, with new teams Cheshire Cobras and Surrey VICC joining the returning Durham Viper Jets and Hampshire VICC in the largest field of entries for around 30 years.

In their first-ever match against national level opposition, Surrey face an away trip to Somerset VICC in the first round with the winner of that match to host defending Champions Sussex Sharks in the quarterfinals.

In a repeat of the 2017 BCEW Twenty20 Cup Semi-Finals London Metro face Cheshire Cobras, this time in the first round, with the winners hosting Warwickshire Bears in the quarter finals. Hampshire and Durham were drawn together in the first round with the winners travelling to Lancashire Lions in the quarter finals.

In the most open quarter of the draw, Nottinghamshire Knights will host Yorkshire Vikings in the first round with an away game for the winners against 2017 South & West Regional League champions Gloucestershire Growlers in the quarter finals.

In the BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup Quarter Finals the headline ties see Somerset VICC host Warwickshire Bears in a repeat of the 2014 final, and Lancashire Lions drawn against Sussex Sharks in a repeat of the 2015 final. Elsewhere, Yorkshire Vikings will take on London Metro and Northants Steelbacks will host Nottinghamshire Knights.

The BCEW South & West Regional Twenty20 Cup sees the top three from the 2017 South & West Regional League drawn in the same half of the competition with the winners of Kent Spitfires versus Dorset Dolphins to host Gloucestershire Growlers in the semi finals. Two-time defending Champions Surrey VICC face Hampshire VICC with the winner to host Berkshire Stags or Metro Devils in the semi finals.

BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup
First Round

Hampshire VICC v Durham Viper Jets
London Metro v Cheshire Cobras
Nottinghamshire Knights v Yorkshire Vikings
Somerset VICC v Surrey VICC

Quarter Finals

Game A: Metro or Cheshire v Warwickshire Bears
Game B: Gloucestershire Growlers v Nottinghamshire or Yorkshire
Game C: Lancashire Lions v Hampshire or Durham
Game D: Somerset or Surrey v Sussex Sharks

Semi Finals

Winners of Game A v Winners of Game B
Winners of Game C v Winners of Game D

BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup
Quarter Finals

Somerset VICC v Warwickshire Bears
Lancashire Lions v Sussex Sharks
Northants Steelbacks v Nottinghamshire Knights
Yorkshire Vikings v London Metro

BCEW South & West Regional Twenty20 Cup
Quarter Finals

Surrey VICC v Hampshire VICC
Berkshire Stags v Metro Devils
Kent Spitfires v Dorset Dolphins
Gloucestershire receive a Bye

Semi Finals

Surrey or Hampshire v Berkshire or Metro Devils
Kent or Dorset v Gloucestershire Growlers