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Athletics Open 2019 – Enter Now!

Athletics Open 2019
Venue:
Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW
Time:
10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
22nd June 2019
Cost:
Free


Annual Metro Athletics Open 2019

43rd Metro ‘Athletics Open’  Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW

Sat 22nd June – 2019 

INTRODUCTION

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by Carmen Butler Charities Charitable Trust and the Roden Family Foundation.  

Metro Blind Sport – Welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘43rd year! 

The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

The 2019 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages. The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.

Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate. Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers. *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.

Entry form and Information

  • Entry: FREE including packed lunch, t-shirt, medals/performance certificate
  • If you would like help to complete the entry form then please telephone Charlie on 07956292046
  • The closing date for Entries is Saturday 01st June 2019, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2019

 

Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 as soon as possible. 

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm  

 

 EVENTS 

  • Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, For B1 athletes only)
  • Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),
  • Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes  only – called 60m),
  • Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
  • Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35) 100m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, Shot

 

 

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).

  • Athletes aged Under 12, 14 or 17 may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of five events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • Electronic timing will be used on all track races.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES. Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.
  • Photos: A gallery of high resolution photos will be available in the week after this event. We will share a link with you where you can view and select, following a donation of your choosing, the photos you would like to keep. Please take note of the number/s and send these to wynne@metroblindsport.org. Saul will setup an individual WeTransfer link (available for 7 days only) for you to download the Digital High Res Photo/s you have chosen to your pc. Photo requests are on a first come, first serve basis only and will be processed when time allows. Donations can be made via the website donate button http://bit.ly/MBSDonatePage

In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Metro Athletics Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.    

 The closing date for Entries is Saturday 01st June 2019, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2019.

Accommodation: This will be available on Friday and Saturday night (21st and 22nd) at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18. A separate form is available for accommodation requests, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

 

Athletics Open 2019 – Enter Now!

Athletics Open 2019

Annual Metro Athletics Open 2019

43rd Metro ‘Athletics Open’  Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW,

Sat 22nd June – 2019 

INTRODUCTION

Hosted by London Borough of Tower Hamlets and GLL, supported by Carmen Butler Charities Charitable Trust and the Roden Family Foundation.  

Metro Blind Sport – Welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘43rd year! 

The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

The 2019 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages. The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.

Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate. Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers. *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.

Entry form and Information

  • Entry: FREE including packed lunch, t-shirt, medals/performance certificate
  • If you would like help to complete the entry form then please telephone Charlie on 07956292046
  • The closing date for Entries is Saturday 01st June 2019, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2019

 

Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 as soon as possible. 

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm  

 

 EVENTS 

  • Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, For B1 athletes only)
  • Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),
  • Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes  only – called 60m),
  • Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
  • Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35) 100m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, Shot

 

 

The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).

  • Athletes aged Under 12, 14 or 17 may take part in up to four individual events in any one day.
  • Senior Athletes may take part in a maximum of five events. These will consist of either 3 track and 2 field, or 2 track and 3 field on the day.
  • Electronic timing will be used on all track races.
  • B3 and B4 athletes are reminded that competition rules do not allow any concessions to assist performance. (No Guide Runners)
  • ALL B1 ATHLETES MUST PROVIDE AND USE THEIR OWN SHADES. Time permitting there will be a Fun Relay for all competitors during the afternoon including parents and coaches.
  • Photos: A gallery of high resolution photos will be available in the week after this event. We will share a link with you where you can view and select, following a donation of your choosing, the photos you would like to keep. Please take note of the number/s and send these to wynne@metroblindsport.org. Saul will setup an individual WeTransfer link (available for 7 days only) for you to download the Digital High Res Photo/s you have chosen to your pc. Photo requests are on a first come, first serve basis only and will be processed when time allows. Donations can be made via the website donate button http://bit.ly/MBSDonatePage

In order for as many events as possible to take place, it may be necessary to merge sight categories thereby ensuring the maximum number of individual ‘event requests’ are met. We recognise this could lead to a miss-match in functional sight levels, however our aim with the ‘Metro Athletics Open’ is to always offer the widest range of opportunities for athletes to compete. We view this as a preferable option to cancelling events with low numbers.    

 The closing date for Entries is Saturday 01st June 2019, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2019.

Accommodation: This will be available on Friday and Saturday night (21st and 22nd) at the aforementioned Queen Mary University of London.  Please note there is a further reduction for those under the age of 18. A separate form is available for accommodation requests, please email charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

 

Free Cricket Nets: Oval and Lords!

Free Cricket Nets at Lords 2019!

Metro Blind Sport have organised three exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at the Oval and Lords in January, Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at the Oval

Date: 12 January 2019 Time: 2 pm  – 4 pm
Venue: Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Contact: Rory Field:  Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

Cricket

 

Young Athlete Grant Scheme

Young Athlete Grant Scheme apply by 10 Feb 2019

Young Athlete Grant Scheme – applications open for 2019

The AAA has a fund which is able to support English Athletes under the age of 23 who are in full-time education and active in athletics. Applicants should not be receiving other funding and be eligible to compete for England.

Source of information

Registered charity Athletics for the Young offer financial help to young athletes and aim to spread their money widely to as many as possible so athletes receiving help elsewhere will not usually be granted an award.

The charity are particularly interested in helping genuine hardship cases for promising young athletes.  Over recent years, it has been the policy of the Charity to award small grants of the order of £50 to £200. It is possible to apply for funds for costs including equipment and travel.

Applications close 10 February 2019 and successful applicants will be contacted by the end of April.

Click here for a downloadable version of the Athletics for the Young Grant Application 2019

 

About the Amateur Athletic Association

The Amateur Athletic Association (AAA) works in a wide variety of areas providing open forums for discussion and organising events and competitions to help with the development of young athletes. The AAA has also taken on the role of safeguarding the history of the sport and awards its historic and valuable trophies to elite athletes.

Every year the AAA supports events across the country for young athletes with the aim of using these initiatives to build enthusiasm and to help in the development of young athletes.  There are 4 Tom Pink Relay (a multi disciplinary event for U13s) meetings in England and the Simultaneous Marathon (where 11 -13s working in teams complete a marathon; each child running 200m stints) event.

Source : http://bit.ly/EnglandAthleticsAAA

The AAA are also involved and have supported training days, workshops and materials for teachers and coaches working with younger athletes. The AAA work with England Athletics to promote and organise relay competitions for schools and clubs to increase participation and encourage more athletes to try relays and improve technique. The long term aim is to improve the British performance in relay events.

The AAAs meet regularly and it is an open forum for discussion between the 3 areas, North, Midlands and South about every aspect of the athletics scene with contributions from representatives of Cross Country, Road Running and from independent representatives within the sport.

The AAA also support the “Standards” by awarding badges and certificates to youngsters who’ve achieved standards in their discipline. We support the work of AAA Charity for the Young, which has its own board of trustees, giving small grants to young athletes helping them in the early stages of their careers.

Tom Pink Relays

In 2007 the AAA received a generous bequest from the late Alice and Lewis Pink, to fund children’s activities in memory of their son who was tragically killed in an accident in the early 1970’s. After discussions with the Pink family, the AAA agreed to use the money to fund a series of children’s events in support of and leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The event is supported by England Athletics and local Athletics Associations.

Relay races include trying to beat the times of some of our great distance runners with “Keeping up with Paula”, “Chasing Kelly” and “Chasing Steve.” On the field, Sportshall activities such as weight throw for height, caber toss, shot put, standing log and triple jump, highland steps and soft javelin are performed.

The Amateur Athletic Association believes the Tom Pink Relays provide a very important introduction for youngsters to be involved in competition at an early stage of their lives. The Tom Pink initiative, has brought much fun and enjoyment already to over 4,000 children and the popularity of the event goes from strength to strength.

Young Athlete Grant Scheme

The AAA has a fund which is able to support English Athletes under the age of 23 who are in full time education and active in athletics.  Applicants should not be receiving other funding and be eligible to compete for England.

A downloadable version of the Athletics for the Young Grant Application is available on the right hand side of this page. It is possible to apply for funds for costs including equipment and travel. Applications close each year in February (successful applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards).

AAA Standards Awards Scheme

The agreement reached in 1996 between representatives of the AAA of England and the Celtic Countries in respect of the recognition of common Track and Field Standards essentially remains in force. The performances listed hereunder apply to all British Athletics, irrespective of whether any Country intends, or not, to make Certificates and/or Badges available to their athletes.

With the advent of databases of performances it has been decided to completely revise the standards tables every two years and to introduce standards for events which appear in the Power of 10 database. The method of revising the tables has been to look at the total number of performances recorded in the database and to try to pitch the standards such that the top 7.5% of performances would attain a grade 1 standard; the top 15% of performances a grade 2 standard; the top 30% a grade 3 standard; the top 65% a grade 4 standard. Some events have not been included due to there being insufficient data on which to base a realistic standard, i.e. performances by less than 50 individuals.

The Standards for Senior athletes are for guidance only as there are no badges available for that age group.

The performance to be recognised must be achieved in the actual category of competition at:

  1. National, Territorial and County Championships
  2. All Young Athletes and other League competitions, Open Meetings and Inter-Club Trophy Meetings
  3. Other approved meetings
  4. ESAA National, Regional and County Championships

The Standards set for all field events in each age group are based on the use of the implement weights and specifications as detailed under UK Athletics Rules. Standards may be obtained for ALL Indoor Events additional to the 60m and 60m Hurdles using the relevant outdoor tables. Standards may be obtained in each or every single event contained within any Combined Event competition.

Contact Details

Emailaaa@teamathletics.net   Tel: 01928 732 228
Address:
AAA
Unit 11 Wincham Avenue
Wincham
Cheshire
CW9 6GB

Free Cricket Nets Lords 23 March

FFree Cricket Nets at Lords - 16 Feb, 23 March - Book Now!
Venue:
Lords Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
077 4232 3224
Date:
23rd March 2019
Cost:
Free


Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at Lords in March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

Nick Ebbeck Talks about Playing Blind Cricket

Metro Member Nick Ebbeck talks about playing Blind Cricket with Charlie Raven our sports development officer in the audio podcast below. Recorded at the Oval cricket nets session – 12 January 2019

 

 

Metro cricketer jumps and runs to get the run!
Metro cricketer jumps over the wicket to get the run!

 

Cricket