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Visually impaired netball in London – book now!

Photo of netball players jumping high toward the basket in a stadium and a photo of some of the london pulse team facing the camera in a line with text saying Vision Impaired Netball with London Pulse!

Visually impaired netball to London!

These netball skills sessions will take place at the Score Centre in Leyton with London Pulse Community Lead Lisa Brown. Lisa and a team of London Pulse volunteers completed visual awareness training with Metro Blind Sport before the first lockdown and have been excited for weeks to get these skills sessions started.

We welcome blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities from across London to take part in the six-week course. The course will start at 5.30 pm on the 22nd June and run every week until the 27th July.

The 1-hour weekly session on a Tuesday evening will be led by qualified coaches in a covid secure environment. The project will deliver the skills and techniques played in netball and they are free to attend.

Netball Sessions List

Please click on an event  link below to book or find out more information

 

Sam Bird, Head Coach and CEO, London Pulse commented:

“Our London Pulse coaches and volunteers have been excited to get these sessions underway ever since they participated in the training. The opportunity to bring netball to those that are visually impaired or blind is one that we relish and are proud to be a part of.  Netball is for everyone and we cannot wait to meet those taking part.”

Martin Symcox, CEO, Metro Blind Sport said:

“Having the opportunity to work with London’s Vitality Netball Superleague Club provides blind and partially sighted Londoners with a fantastic opportunity to receive expert coaching from the London Pulse Netball team. This past year has highlighted just how important it is to be active, and we know that disabled people have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Having something new and unique for our members to take part in is really exciting for Metro Blind Sport to be part of.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the netball project with London Pulse and Metro Blind Sport should email: Lisa Brown lisa.brown@londonpulsenetball.com

 

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First-ever visually impaired netball in London!

Photo of London Pulse player jumping high and saving the ball from the net in a stadium text says Metro Blind Sport and London Pulse bring visually Impaired Netball to London!

Metro Blind Sport and London Pulse bring visually impaired netball to London!

Metro Blind Sport is delighted to announce the dates for the first-ever netball skills coaching with London Pulse, London’s only Vitality Netball Superleague Club.  These sessions are designed to open up access to netball for those living and working in London that are visually impaired or blind.

The netball skills sessions will take place at the Score Centre in Leyton with London Pulse Community Lead Lisa Brown. Lisa and a team of London Pulse volunteers completed visual awareness training with Metro Blind Sport before the first lockdown and have been excited for weeks to get these skills sessions started.

The project welcomes blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities from across London to take part in the six-week course. The course will start at 5.30 pm on the 22nd June and run every week until the 27th July. The 1-hour weekly session on a Tuesday evening will be led by qualified coaches in a covid secure environment. The project will deliver the skills and techniques played in netball and they are free to attend.

 

Sam Bird, Head Coach and CEO, London Pulse commented:

“Our London Pulse coaches and volunteers have been excited to get these sessions underway ever since they participated in the training. The opportunity to bring netball to those that are visually impaired or blind is one that we relish and are proud to be a part of.  Netball is for everyone and we cannot wait to meet those taking part.”

Martin Symcox, CEO, Metro Blind Sport said:

“Having the opportunity to work with London’s Vitality Netball Superleague Club provides blind and partially sighted Londoners with a fantastic opportunity to receive expert coaching from the London Pulse Netball team. This past year has highlighted just how important it is to be active, and we know that disabled people have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Having something new and unique for our members to take part in is really exciting for Metro Blind Sport to be part of.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the netball project with London Pulse and Metro Blind Sport should email: Lisa Brown lisa.brown@londonpulsenetball.com

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

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First-ever visually impaired netball in London!

Photo of London Pulse player jumping high and saving the ball from the net in a stadium text says Metro Blind Sport and London Pulse bring visually Impaired Netball to London!

Metro Blind Sport and London Pulse bring visually impaired netball to London!

Metro Blind Sport is delighted to announce the dates for the first-ever netball skills coaching with London Pulse, London’s only Vitality Netball Superleague Club.  These sessions are designed to open up access to netball for those living and working in London that are visually impaired or blind.

The netball skills sessions will take place at the Score Centre in Leyton with London Pulse Community Lead Lisa Brown. Lisa and a team of London Pulse volunteers completed visual awareness training with Metro Blind Sport before the first lockdown and have been excited for weeks to get these skills sessions started.

The project welcomes blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities from across London to take part in the six-week course. The course will start at 5.30 pm on the 22nd June and run every week until the 27th July. The 1-hour weekly session on a Tuesday evening will be led by qualified coaches in a covid secure environment. The project will deliver the skills and techniques played in netball and they are free to attend.

Sam Bird, Head Coach and CEO, London Pulse commented:

“Our London Pulse coaches and volunteers have been excited to get these sessions underway ever since they participated in the training. The opportunity to bring netball to those that are visually impaired or blind is one that we relish and are proud to be a part of.  Netball is for everyone and we cannot wait to meet those taking part.”

Martin Symcox, CEO, Metro Blind Sport said:

“Having the opportunity to work with London’s Vitality Netball Superleague Club provides blind and partially sighted Londoners with a fantastic opportunity to receive expert coaching from the London Pulse Netball team. This past year has highlighted just how important it is to be active, and we know that disabled people have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Having something new and unique for our members to take part in is really exciting for Metro Blind Sport to be part of.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the netball project with London Pulse and Metro Blind Sport should email: Lisa Brown lisa.brown@londonpulsenetball.com

 

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Dance Dosti project awarded £44,000!

Dance Dosti project awarded £44,000

Dance Dosti: Get Down, Get Going dance project awarded £44,000

Metro Blind Sport, in partnership with inclusive dance company Step Change Studios and British Blind Sport, will launch a new inclusive dance project, thanks to a grant from the Vision Foundation of nearly £44,000.

The ‘Dance Dosti’ project will engage blind and partially sighted young people and adults from the Asian community to be active through dance.

Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport said: “People from the Asian community have reported greater inactivity, isolation and loss of independence as a result of Covid-19. For this reason, this new project specifically focuses on people from an Asian background.

“We are extremely grateful to Vision Foundation for its support with this project and delighted to be working alongside specialist dance organisation, Step Change Studios and British Blind Sport.”

Rashmi Becker, Founder of Step Change Studios said: “this grant is important recognition of the need to support people at greater disadvantage in our communities. Physical activity plays a critical role in improving health and wellbeing, yet data from Sport England has found greater reductions in activity levels among people from an Asian background, and Activity Alliance data has shown that disabled people are twice as likely as non-disabled people to be inactive.

‘Dance Dosti’ is a creative initiative that will promote physical activity and use the benefits of dance to bring people together and improve quality of life. The project combines different elements including home and community-based dance, engaging local partners and volunteers to support participation, and providing advice for dance and fitness providers on inclusive practice. We are excited to be working with Metro Blind Sport on this innovative project that is committed to tackling health and social inequalities.”

Olivia Curno, Chief Executive of the Vision Foundation, said, “The Vision Foundation supports projects that reflect the real issues impacting blind and partially sighted people. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the visually impaired community over the past year and we are committed to projects that address the isolation that people are experiencing.”

41% of the London population identifies as Asian or Black – 38% of which are in poverty;[1] Sport England highlights that gender inequality in sport and physical activity is more pronounced for Asian women and the sector has ‘failed to engaged women of different ethnic backgrounds’; [2]  ‘Dance Dosti’ will especially target girls and women, providing dance in different styles, languages, and both standing and seated dance options to cater for diverse needs.

On-demand online classes will be available from June this year. The community-based programmes will be piloted in five London boroughs from Autumn 2021: Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Newham, and Tower Hamlets. The project will monitor the impact of dance on a range of measures including mental and physical health, confidence, friendships, increasing independence and learning new skills.

Anyone interested in taking part in ‘Dance Dosti should email: contact@stepchangestudios.com

 

[1] https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/populations/ethnicity/

[2] Sport for All? January 2020. Sport England

 

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Instructional Fitness Skills Videos from the NWABA

Fitness Skills Videos for Blind and Partially Sighted from the NWABA

The purpose of the video resource library from the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes is to support athletes, teachers, families and community members in implementing instructional strategies when working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Fitness Skills Videos

Helping educators build the foundational knowledge needed to teach individuals who are blind and visually impaired in fitness skills, including, full push-up,  modified push-up, running, sit-up, jumping jack, jumping rope.

Fitness Skill: Full Push-up

 

Fitness: Modified Push-up

 

Fitness Skill: Jumping Jack

 

Fitness Skill: Jumping Rope

 

Fitness Skill: Sit-Up

Fitness Skill: Running

Supporting Documents: Link Here

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes Website: https://nwaba.org/

US Based Info

If you are US based you can find out more about NWABA’s adapted equipment lending library, the full video resource library and their PE consultation support in the video below.

NWABA Resources: Sports Adaptations Program Introduction

If you need documents in another format, more advanced instructional strategies, equipment, or consultation support, please contact Kirsten French, kfrench@nwaba.org, 360.859.3116.