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Tennis Tournament Reminder 9 Feb

Metro Blind Sport Tennis Tournament on 9 Feb 2020

METRO TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2020

Closing Date for receipt of entries:  Saturday 25 January 2020

Date: Sunday 9 February 2020  Time:  11 am – 6 pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre Market Road, London N7 9PL

This event is open to current Metro members only aged 16+.

By popular demand, the day will consist of a B1 singles competition and a B2-B5 mixed doubles competition. Doubles partners will be drawn out of a hat.

Registration: 10:45 am to 11:15 am in the upstairs Gallery. Play will start promptly at 11:30 am and finish by 5 pm.  We have three courts booked; two will be set up for B2-B5 doubles, and one for B1 singles.  Meet and greet from Caledonian Road at 10.30 am. Please inform charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org if this is required.

 Trophies:  Trophies will be presented in the upstairs Gallery at 5 pm.

 Cost: £5 per player payable on the day.

Entry Form link:  https://blindsport.uk/TennisForm2020

Please return this form to steven.pilcher1@btinternet.com no later than Saturday 25 January 2020 

Tournament rules:

B1 players must wear eyeshades. These will be inspected by the umpires before play starts.

B1 players will be allowed up to 3 bounces, B2 up to 3 bounces, B3 up to 2 bounces and B4/B5 one bounce.

Dress code: White tops must be worn by all players.

Catering: Please bring your own water bottle.  A packed lunch will be provided for players, umpires and volunteers.

Volunteers:  Please let us know of any volunteers/umpires who are free to help on the day.  Please ask family, friends and colleagues.  Without their support, this day will not run smoothly. 

Competition format: We are hoping to play a round-robin format for B1 and B2-B5’s events.  This will be determined by the number of entries and will be confirmed nearer the time. We aim to have a schedule of play available one week prior to the tournament. We expect this event to be popular. In the event of having to restrict numbers, preference will be given in order of receipt of entries.

Please return this form to steven.pilcher1@btinternet.com no later than Saturday 25 January 2020 

If you would like to be met at Caledonian Road tube station on the day, know of volunteers willing to help, or for all general enquiries, please email Charlie Raven, charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

Tennis Volunteers needed for the Metro Tennis Tournament – 9th Feb!

Linda Almond our amazing award-winning volunteering co-ordinator needs even more volunteers to help at the Metro Tennis Tournament on the 9th Feb 2020, and here is your chance to join Linda’s great team of volunteers!
So if you’re interested in trying out volunteering and helping with Blind and VI tennis in the Islington area, this is a great way to start.

Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com or Call +44 7775 894136

 

 

Metro Tennis Tournament 9 Feb!

Metro Blind Sport Tennis Tournament on 9 Feb 2020

METRO TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2020

Date: Sunday 9 February 2020  Time:  11 am – 6 pm

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre Market Road, London N7 9PL

This event is open to current Metro members only aged 16+.

By popular demand, the day will consist of a B1 singles competition and a B2-B5 mixed doubles competition. Doubles partners will be drawn out of a hat.

Closing Date for receipt of entries:  Saturday 25 January 2020

Registration: 10:45 am to 11:15 am in the upstairs Gallery. Play will start promptly at 11:30 am and finish by 5 pm.  We have three courts booked; two will be set up for B2-B5 doubles, and one for B1 singles.  Meet and greet from Caledonian Road at 10.30 am. Please inform charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org if this is required.

 Trophies:  Trophies will be presented in the upstairs Gallery at 5 pm.

 Cost: £5 per player payable on the day.

Entry Form link:  https://blindsport.uk/TennisForm2020

Please return this form to steven.pilcher1@btinternet.com no later than Saturday 25 January 2020 

Tournament rules:

B1 players must wear eyeshades. These will be inspected by the umpires before play starts.

B1 players will be allowed up to 3 bounces, B2 up to 3 bounces, B3 up to 2 bounces and B4/B5 one bounce.

Dress code: White tops must be worn by all players.

Catering: Please bring your own water bottle.  A packed lunch will be provided for players, umpires and volunteers.

Volunteers:  Please let us know of any volunteers/umpires who are free to help on the day.  Please ask family, friends and colleagues.  Without their support, this day will not run smoothly. 

Competition format: We are hoping to play a round-robin format for B1 and B2-B5’s events.  This will be determined by the number of entries and will be confirmed nearer the time. We aim to have a schedule of play available one week prior to the tournament. We expect this event to be popular. In the event of having to restrict numbers, preference will be given in order of receipt of entries.

Please return this form to steven.pilcher1@btinternet.com no later than Saturday 25 January 2020 

If you would like to be met at Caledonian Road tube station on the day, know of volunteers willing to help, or for all general enquiries, please email Charlie Raven, charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org

Tennis Volunteers needed for the Metro Tennis Tournament – 9th Feb!

Linda Almond our amazing award-winning volunteering co-ordinator needs even more volunteers to help at the Metro Tennis Tournament on the 9th Feb 2020, and here is your chance to join Linda’s great team of volunteers!
So if you’re interested in trying out volunteering and helping with Blind and VI tennis in the Islington area, this is a great way to start.

Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com or Call +44 7775 894136

 

 

Sailing: Blind Week 2020

Blind & Partially Sighted Sailors’ Week - Blind Week

Sailors’ Week – Blind Week 2020

20-27 June – Falmouth, Cornwall

We are writing with a warm invitation to participate in this year’s event!

Our 2020 sailing week will be Falmouth-based and hosted once again by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

Participants will gather during the afternoon of Saturday 20 June and we start the week with an opening dinner at the RCYC clubhouse that evening.

Having sailed to a variety of locations along the coast during the week, the yachts and their crews will re-convene at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club for the closing dinner on the evening of Friday 26 June.  The event will then end on the morning of Saturday 27 June when crews will disembark their yachts and return home.

I am delighted to say that Mike Browne has once again agreed to facilitate this event through his charity, Sporting Activities for the Disabled Charitable Trust.

If you are visually impaired and would like to apply for a place to crew on a yacht for the week please contact the below email to find out more and get the forms/emails you need to reply too  Closing date:  Monday 16 March 2020.

Please note that we now have a dedicated Blind Week email address which is: mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk and all emails and correspondence should be sent to this new address.

The RYA’s recently made video of the event is a useful introduction

To avoid misunderstandings it is important to reply to this email, even if you have previously indicated that you would like to participate in Blind Week 2020.

We are very aware of the need to keep costs under tight control and we have been able to maintain the VI participant’s fee for the 2020 event at £250.

If you haven’t participated in Blind Week before, please read ‘What’s it all About?’ – a description by regular VI participants to be found in the document which follows on from this letter (as we’ve been told that email attachments can sometimes be a headache!)

We should emphasise that you really do not need any prior sailing experience to participate in and really enjoy Blind Week.  Complete beginners and newcomers are just as warmly welcomed as experienced VI sailors whose skills have been developed over many sea miles!  If you know of any visually impaired person who may not be aware of the event, but might also like to come along, or any friend who doesn’t appear to have received this email, please do ask them to contact us – or you can simply copy this email onto them.

Please note that Blind Week only caters for applicants over 18 years old.  In addition, the sailing yachts used are not specially equipped or adapted to cater for physical disabilities, and therefore the event requires moderate agility by all the crew, including VI participants.  This requirement is set out in the ‘What’s It All About’ document, Section 4, and we ask you to confirm that you meet it.

At this early planning stage it is impossible to offer firm places until we know the availability of boats.  So while we will quickly acknowledge receipt of your application, we will only be able to confirm your place and your provisional yacht allocation in early April.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!  mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk

Once again – our best wishes for 2020… a New Year in which we hope you’ll spend some of your time on the water with us!

Will Bridge  and Rosie Shorman

Blind Week Co-ordinators

 

VICTA Spring Family Weekend 2020

VICTA Spring Family Weekend Closing Date for Applying: 21 Feb 2020

VICTA Family Weekend 2020 applications are now open!

Closing Application Date: 21 February 2020

Our ever-popular VICTA Family Weekends are now open, if you have a child aged 5 to 17 who has a vision impairment, you and your family can apply to join us!  Family Weekends are a great opportunity to try new things, meet people and share experiences. We provide a range of amazing activities for you and your children, as well as a chance to attend workshops and talks.

We will be hosting two Family Weekends, one in Spring (22 to 25 May 2020) and one in Summer (31 July to 3 August 2020).

Please make sure you apply before the closing date on 21 February 2020 as these weekends are always oversubscribed.

Event details for the  Spring Family  Weekend 2020

Closing Date to Apply: 21 February 2020  Event Date: 22 to 25 May 2020
Who: 5 to 17 years plus immediate family
Theme: Space Online Entry Form:  https://blindsport.uk/SpringFamily
Location: Dearne Valley, Doncaster
Cost: £50 per person (under 5s are free), if this is your family’s first VICTA family weekend we offer an introductory price of £40 per person

The Spring weekend is our first of the year and we will be heading back to Dearne Valley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Dearne Valley promises a fantastic array of exciting activities spread across 50 acres of grassland, woodland and wetland. Activities on offer at the centre include high and low ropes, zipwire, climbing, aeroball, archery, sport and team building activities, raft building and kayaking. The activities will be run by the ‘Kingswood’ activity staff who ensure everyone has an amazing time.

To find out more about the Spring Family Weekend and to apply, please follow the link below.

https://blindsport.uk/SpringFamily

 

Sailing: Blind Week 2020

Blind & Partially Sighted Sailors’ Week - Blind Week
Venue:
Falmouth-based and hosted once again by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.
Time:
Application closing date: 16 march - Event date: 20-27 June
Phone:
Date:
16th March 2020
Cost:
VI participant’s fee for the 2020 event at £250.


Sailors’ Week – Blind Week 2020

20-27 June – Falmouth, Cornwall

Dear VI Sailor or Would-be Sailor

We are writing with a warm invitation to participate in this year’s event!

Our 2020 sailing week will be Falmouth-based and hosted once again by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.

Participants will gather during the afternoon of Saturday 20 June and we start the week with an opening dinner at the RCYC clubhouse that evening.

Having sailed to a variety of locations along the coast during the week, the yachts and their crews will re-convene at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club for the closing dinner on the evening of Friday 26 June.  The event will then end on the morning of Saturday 27 June when crews will disembark their yachts and return home.

I am delighted to say that Mike Browne has once again agreed to facilitate this event through his charity, Sporting Activities for the Disabled Charitable Trust.

If you are visually impaired and would like to apply for a place to crew on a yacht for the week please contact the below email to find out more and get the forms/emails you need to reply too  Closing date:  Monday 16 March 2020.

Please note that we now have a dedicated Blind Week email address which is: mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk and all emails and correspondence should be sent to this new address.

The RYA’s recently made video of the event is a useful introduction

To avoid misunderstandings it is important to reply to this email, even if you have previously indicated that you would like to participate in Blind Week 2020.

We are very aware of the need to keep costs under tight control and we have been able to maintain the VI participant’s fee for the 2020 event at £250.

If you haven’t participated in Blind Week before, please read ‘What’s it all About?’ – a description by regular VI participants to be found in the document which follows on from this letter (as we’ve been told that email attachments can sometimes be a headache!)

We should emphasise that you really do not need any prior sailing experience to participate in and really enjoy Blind Week.  Complete beginners and newcomers are just as warmly welcomed as experienced VI sailors whose skills have been developed over many sea miles!  If you know of any visually impaired person who may not be aware of the event, but might also like to come along, or any friend who doesn’t appear to have received this email, please do ask them to contact us – or you can simply copy this email onto them.

Please note that Blind Week only caters for applicants over 18 years old.  In addition, the sailing yachts used are not specially equipped or adapted to cater for physical disabilities, and therefore the event requires moderate agility by all the crew, including VI participants.  This requirement is set out in the ‘What’s It All About’ document, Section 4, and we ask you to confirm that you meet it.

At this early planning stage it is impossible to offer firm places until we know the availability of boats.  So while we will quickly acknowledge receipt of your application, we will only be able to confirm your place and your provisional yacht allocation in early April.

We very much look forward to hearing from you!  mail@blindweeksailing.co.uk

Once again – our best wishes for 2020… a New Year in which we hope you’ll spend some of your time on the water with us!

Will Bridge  and Rosie Shorman

Blind Week Co-ordinators