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Try Something New in 2019

Try Something New for 2019 by Odette Battarel

Try something new in 2019

Yesterday I tried archery for the first time ever!.

I play a lot of blind tennis but my new year’s resolution for 2019 is to be brave and try out new things. I looked in Metro blind sport newsletter to see what activities were on offer and spotted archery. I knew a few friends who have been doing it for years and had always been intrigued as to how it works for blind or partially sighted archers.

When I arrived, I was warmly welcomed by Jen and Fred who run the sessions for Metro at the Southfields community school on Sundays. The sports hall was all set up with targets, bows and arrows all ready to shoot.

The Coach was very enthusiastic and very helpful, I started learning where to stand, how to hold the bow and how to load an arrow. I had to feel my way around the bow and the string a few times before mastering the first skills, then the coach guided me to take the right position to pull the string and shoot.

 

 

I was very excited when I heard the noise of the arrow planting itself on the target! This was the very first time I had shot an arrow from a real bow!.

Although I could not see the target it was still very interesting to find out about all the techniques. And then I heard a bang and it was a fellow archer who had just hit bull’s eye and popped a balloon that the coach had pinned to the target! Everyone clapped and we all tried to pop a balloon!

When all the arrows were spent we walked up to the targets to see how well we did and to pick up all the arrows that went astray.

It was strangely calming to stand and think all the instructions, aim and shoot a bit like some kind of meditation. This is a sport, one can do just for fun or it can become really competitive, Fred was telling me how some of the Sunday archers had started with them and then moved on to enter competitions and bring back gold medals for the club.

I would definitely recommend others to try something new and have a go!

by Odette Battarel

Up Coming Archery sessions

Vision Impaired Archery – 14 Apr

Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
14th April 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members
More Info

Vision Impaired Archery – 12 May

Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
12th May 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members
More Info

Vision Impaired Archery – 9 June

Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
09th June 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members
More Info

Vision Impaired Archery – 14 July

Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
14th July 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members
More Info

Vision Impaired Archery – 11 Aug

Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
11th August 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members
More Info

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 8 Dec

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
08th December 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 10 Nov

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
10th November 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 13 Oct

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
13th October 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org

 

Vision Impaired Archery – 8 Sept

Archery with Metro Blind Sport
Venue:
Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  -  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU
Time:
12 noon - 2.00 pm
Phone:
07743942062
Date:
08th September 2019
Cost:
£2.50 for Members ** £5 Non - Members


Come down and try Vision Impaired Archery!

We are fortunate to have a professional instructor to give one-to-one coaching and all equipment is provided along with a tactile aiming guide and foot locater so that totally blind shooters can take meaningful part in the sport.

We welcome all members and the age of shooters ranges from as young as ten if accompanied.  Our regular Vision Impaired Archery session now take place on the second Sunday of the month from 12 noon to 2 pm. But please  do check the event calendar as sometimes the date needs to be changed.

If you would like to attend  our next Vision Impaired Archery session
please use the contact details below.

Contact:  Fred Carpenter (Archery Co-Ordinator)
Tel. 07743942062 or email freddy2cokes@yahoo.co.uk

Venue:  Southfields Academy Sports  Hall  –  Aspire@Southfields, 337 Merton Road, SW18 5JU

Nearest tube station is Southfields, The station is on the District line between East Putney and Wimbledon Park stations
Nearest mainline station is Earlfield
Bus route: 156 towards Wimbledon.

To get in the mood, there is some great footage of the Olympic archery tournament at London 2012 at Lord’s cricket ground at the following link:
BBC Sport (BBC) www.bbc.co.uk/sport/archery
Scroll down for a list of great audio/visual clips.

You may also find more information of interest on the British Blind Sport website:British Blind Sport (BBS) www.britishblindsport.org.uk
And on Archery GB website: http://www.ArcheryGB.org