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Highgate: Tennis & Social Event!

Group photo of smiling players volunteers and the coach an a outside courts at the Highgate tennis club

Our first Tennis & Social event at Highgate Tennis Club!

On Sunday 14th August, 14 Metro players went to Highgate Tennis Club for a great
afternoon of tennis followed by a social.

Having picked one of the year’s hottest days at 34 degrees, the four tennis courts were set for Metro players. Coach Joe Lake delivered the session involving coaching and some friendly singles and doubles matches.

 

Photos from the Tennis & Social event are below!

After 3 hours of tennis, supported by a group of 10 wonderful volunteers, everyone went into the clubhouse for a meal and drinks.

It was a brilliant afternoon. Thank you to Linda and Alan Almond for all their help, along with the rest of the team at Highgate Tennis Club.  Bring on the next tennis social!

Report by Lucy Simper

 

Congratulations to all of those who took part.

A special thanks to the volunteers 🙏 who came along. Metro couldn’t have done it without you.

 

 

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MSSC: Anniversary Cycle Ride and Picnic – Sat 18 June

Photo of cyclist and walkers in Richmond park and an inset photo of a stag deer
Venue:
Old Rutlishians’ Sports Ground, Poplar Road, Merton Park SW19 3JS and then onto Richmond Park for Picnic
Time:
9.30am Cycling 11am for Picnic - 3 pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
18th June 2022
Cost:
FREE


Please join Merton Sports and Social Club (MSSC) for a picnic in Richmond Park on Saturday 18th June,  to mark MSSC’s 40th year as a registered charity.

All are welcome, whether cycling, walking or by some other means of transport.

Tandem pilots and stokers will gather at our base at Old Ruts ( Old Rutlishians’ Sports Ground, Poplar Road, Merton Park SW19 3JS) around 9.30 am to ride to Richmond Park in small groups. Solo cyclists are also very welcome.

After a ride around the park, we will settle for a picnic in the vicinity of Pembroke Lodge.  We will aim to return to Old Ruts by around 3 pm.  Non-cyclists are welcome to join us for the picnic from 11.00 pm.

So that we can get an idea of numbers and how much cake might be needed, please register for the event via the link below:

Register by Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/CycleNPicnic

 

Please bring your own snack or you can buy food and drink from one of the cafes in the park (Pembroke Lodge will be close by).  Anniversary cake will be provided

Please be aware, if you are a dog owner, that from 1st May until 31st July, it will be compulsory to have your dog on a lead in all areas of the park because of the deer birthing season.

We will be organising a special 40th-anniversary walk later in the year.

 

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MSSC: Anniversary Cycle Ride and Picnic – Sat 18 June

Photo of cyclist and walkers in Richmond park and an inset photo of a stag deer
Venue:
Old Rutlishians’ Sports Ground, Poplar Road, Merton Park SW19 3JS and then onto Richmond Park for Picnic
Time:
9.30am Cycling 11am for Picnic - 3 pm
Phone:
N/A
Date:
18th June 2022
Cost:
FREE


Please join Merton Sports and Social Club (MSSC) for a picnic in Richmond Park on Saturday 18th June,  to mark MSSC’s 40th year as a registered charity.

All are welcome, whether cycling, walking or by some other means of transport.

Tandem pilots and stokers will gather at our base at Old Ruts ( Old Rutlishians’ Sports Ground, Poplar Road, Merton Park SW19 3JS) around 9.30 am to ride to Richmond Park in small groups. Solo cyclists are also very welcome.

After a ride around the park, we will settle for a picnic in the vicinity of Pembroke Lodge.  We will aim to return to Old Ruts by around 3 pm.  Non-cyclists are welcome to join us for the picnic from 11.00 pm.

So that we can get an idea of numbers and how much cake might be needed, please register for the event via the link below:

Register by Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/CycleNPicnic

Please bring your own snack or you can buy food and drink from one of the cafes in the park (Pembroke Lodge will be close by).  Anniversary cake will be provided

Please be aware, if you are a dog owner, that from 1st May until 31st July, it will be compulsory to have your dog on a lead in all areas of the park because of the deer birthing season.

We will be organising a special 40th-anniversary walk later in the year.

 

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Athletics Open to all – not just London!

Close up photo of a guide in yellow and a junior runner in a red Metroteeshirt holding a tether and running on the track at an Athletics Open in the Sun Text Says Athletics Open is back - 11 June 2022 Join us for a Fun Day: For more info Call 07966 260089.

Athletics Open to all on 11  June 2022

Our Athletic Open on 11 June 2022 at the Mile End Stadium is open to all of the UK!

Join us for a fun day for all the family!

Open to everyone from juniors to veterans, try field events including the high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin, or run 60m sprint to 5,000m.

The athletics event is the perfect opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to experience what it’s like to take part in a professionally organised athletics event. We have official starters, scorers, judges, and commentary for the event.

Better still, it is FREE to attend.

Event Details

Entry now closed

  • The closing date for entry is Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Date:  Sat 11 June 2022   Time: 12 pm – 5 pm   Cost: Free
Venue: Mile End Stadium, 190 Burdett Rd, London, E3 4HL

How to get there:

By Tube: Mile End station (Hammersmith and City Line, District Line, Central Line) approximately 0.5 miles, 10-12 minutes walking distance to Mile End Stadium.

Directions: Exit Mile End Station, turn left along Mile End Road, take another left onto Burdett Road and continue along the road for roughly 8-9 minutes until you reach Mile End Stadium across the road.

By car: parking is very limited within Mile End Stadium and there is a potential risk of not being able to find a suitable place to park. Only 40 total spaces are available with 3 disabled spaces available. Parking is £1 but restricted to two hours. We recommend travelling by public transport where possible.

 

 

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Athletics Open is back – Sat 11 June 2022!

Photo of a track event with multiple runners and guides running towards and past the camera from the left with the stadiums grass field area blurred in the background. Text Says Athletics Open is back - 11 june 2022 Join us for a Fun Day: For more info call 07966 260089.
Venue:
Mile End Stadium
Time:
12: 00 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone:
07966 260089
Date:
11th June 2022
Cost:
FREE


Metro Blind Sport’s Athletics Open – 11  June 2022

After an enforced break of two years, Metro Blind Sport are once again hosting the Annual Athletics Open on the 11th June 2022.

Now in its 44th year, Metro Blind Sport will be welcoming athletes of all ages and experience, throughout the UK to join us in London for our annual competition.

The athletics event is the perfect opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to experience what it’s like to take part in a professionally organised athletics event. We have official starters, scorers and judges, as well as a commentary for the event.

If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete or are looking to improve your performance, then the Annual Metro Athletics Open is the place for you. Better still, it is FREE to attend.

The Annual Metro Athletics Open is the highlight of our year. The event remains the number one event for blind and partially sighted athletes, in the UK, regardless of experience. Open to everyone from juniors to veteran athletes they incorporate a comprehensive track and field programme ranging from the 60m sprint to 5,000m.

Field events include the high and long jump, shot put, discus and javelin. Run in accordance with UK Athletics and International Blind Sports Association’s rules by a team of qualified officials, the event is a great day out for families and many new friendships are forged.

 

Event Details

Entry now closed

  • The closing date for entry is  Wednesday 1 June 2022.

Date:  Sat 11 June 2022   Time: 12 pm – 5 pm   Cost: Free
Venue: Mile End Stadium, 190 Burdett Rd, London, E3 4HL
Venue Tel no. 020 8980 1885

How to get there:

By Tube: Mile End station (Hammersmith and City Line, District Line, Central Line) approximately 0.5 miles, 10-12 minutes walking distance to Mile End Stadium.

Directions: Exit Mile End Station, turn left along Mile End Road, take another left onto Burdett Road and continue along the road for roughly 8-9 minutes until you reach Mile End Stadium across the road.

By car: parking is very limited within Mile End Stadium and there is a potential risk of not being able to find a suitable place to park. Only 40 total spaces available with 3 disabled spaces available. Parking is £1 but restricted to two hours. We recommend travelling by public transport where possible.

Contact: lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org or via her mobile: 07966 260089

 

Event Timings:

Registration on the day: Please arrive at 11.30 am.

Competition starts 12.00 noon – please ensure you have arrived at Mile End Stadium on time to minimise any potential delays in competing.

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm

 

 

 

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