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All Age Taster Day at Croydon Vision

Croydon Vision Taster Day 21 June

Croydon Vision invites you to its event

All Age Taster Day at Croydon Vision

Taster Activities include:
Art, Pottery, Craft, Mix Martial Art, Keep Fit, Bowls, Eye Condition Talk, Mayor’s Interaction, Let’s Talk Tech, Cookery, Information & Advice, Dance, Manicure, Volunteering and many more…

Date: Friday 21st June  Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: Bedford Hall, 72 – 74 Wellesley Road Croydon, CR0 2AR

Contact: events@croydonvision.org.uk or call 020 8688 2486

Taster Day  Itinerary

  • Welcome, Network & Food
  • Eye Condition Discussion
  • Activities, Creative & Pampering
  • Sight Loss Perspective (Town Shopping)
  •  Activities, Creative & Pampering
  • Croydon Vision’s Got Talent  (All Age)

Lunch: £5.99 – BBQ style meal (Meat, Fish & Veg option) Complimentary drinks – All proceeds to Croydon Vision.
Support our fundraising Initiative (Kilimanjaro); T Shirt sale £12:99
We look forward to seeing you at the event

RSVP via email: events@croydonvision.org.uk
Call our Reception on: 020 8688 2486

 

 

All Age Taster Day at Croydon Vision

Croydon Vision Taster Day 21 June
Venue:
Bedford Hall, 72 - 74 Wellesley Road Croydon, CR0 2AR
Time:
12. 30 pm - TBC
Phone:
020 8688 2486
Date:
21st June 2019
Cost:
£5.99 for a BBQ style meal (Meat, Fish & Veg option) Complimentary drinks


Croydon Vision invites you to its event

All Age Taster Day at Croydon Vision

Taster Activities include:
Art, Pottery, Craft, Mix Martial Art, Keep Fit, Bowls, Eye Condition Talk, Mayor’s Interaction, Let’s Talk Tech, Cookery, Information & Advice, Dance, Manicure, Volunteering and many more…

Date: Friday 21st June  Time: 12:30 pm
Venue: Bedford Hall, 72 – 74 Wellesley Road Croydon, CR0 2AR

Contact: events@croydonvision.org.uk or call 020 8688 2486

Taster Day  Itinerary

  • Welcome, Network & Food
  • Eye Condition Discussion
  • Activities, Creative & Pampering
  • Sight Loss Perspective (Town Shopping)
  •  Activities, Creative & Pampering
  • Croydon Vision’s Got Talent  (All Age)

Lunch: £5.99 – BBQ style meal (Meat, Fish & Veg option) Complimentary drinks – All proceeds to Croydon Vision.
Support our fundraising Initiative (Kilimanjaro); T Shirt sale £12:99
We look forward to seeing you at the event

RSVP via email: events@croydonvision.org.uk
Call our Reception on: 020 8688 2486

 

 

Bowls: Metro Pairs 2019!

Metro Pairs Competition 2019

METRO PAIRS BOWLS COMPETITION 2019

On Saturday the 8th of June, the Metro Pairs Competition was held at Ravenscourt Park Bowls Club. 16 of the Metro members turned up nice and early, to play or help, so the first round of games could start on time at 10 o’clock. It was nice to have 3 of our new bowlers taking part: Josie Wood, Yusuf Zeyrek and Vijay Parekh.

In the last week, two of the bowlers had to drop out, so Steve and John, two of the markers, took their places. This left us with only one marker Josie’s husband David, who marked one of the games in each round with the players in the other games having to mark their own games.

Group photo with smiles hands in the air and a trophy at Ravenscourt Park Bowls Club Metro Pairs Competition 2019
Group photo with smiles, hands in the air and a trophy at Ravenscourt Park Bowls Club  – Metro Pairs Competition 2019

The club secretary Susan couldn’t be there this year, but Maureen with her daughter Lea made sure we were all well supplied with teas, coffees and soft drinks.

This year 12 players took part, meaning we had 6 pairs, so a Round-Robin format was used, which meant each pair had to play all the other 5 pairs. 15 games were played, 3 in each round, with most of them exciting close results.

At the end of the tournament, George with Gause were presented with the cup and vouchers for winning all 5 of their games. Josie with Steve were also presented with vouchers for coming second.

After the presentation, where lots of photos were taken, all went to the Wetherspoon pub for a meal and a drink, and had a jolly good evening.

Report by Eric bowls organiser.

Below: Our videos introducing  Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls!

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, please get in touch with Eric Gallacher Contact:Ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or call 0208 985 6245

 

Blind & VI Bowls Videos Launch!

Our 3 new Blind & VI Bowls Videos Launched

On 29 May, Metro Blind Sport have released a new series of videos to improve the delivery, understanding and participation of visually impaired bowls.

A recent Sport England Active People Survey showed disabled people are half as likely to be active as non-disabled. With support from the Greater London Fund for the Blind and the Masonic Charitable Foundation, Metro Blind Sport has created a series of videos to help to reverse this trend.

The three bowls videos are designed to show how visually impaired bowls is played, how to take part and the benefits it has on participants. The videos will share first-hand experiences from people with a variety of visual impairments, so others can learn from their stories, helping them to understand the health and social benefits of playing bowls.

Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Video Links Below

It is intended that the videos are used in bowls clubs, schools and sporting groups across the country to demonstrate how blind and partially sighted bowls is enjoyed by players all around the UK. The videos are an ideal resource for coaches who want to support the growth of visually impaired bowls.

Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro Blind Sport

“The videos have been made to make a positive change and support more people to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle through playing bowls. Bowls is such an inclusive sport and these videos are providing an understanding of how blind and partially sighted people can play sport and be active.”

Amit Amin, Double UK VI Bowls Champion and member of Metro Blind Sport

“For some time, we have needed a video to showcase blind and partially sighted bowls. Visually impaired bowls is an activity that can be played between sighted people and those with a visual impairment and I believe the videos will give more knowledge and confidence to support those people enjoying our fabulous sport.”

Below the 3 videos in a Playlist

 

 

Weston-Super-Mare Bowls 2019

Weston-Super-Mare Group Photo Bowls tournament 2019

WESTON-SUPER-MARE BOWLS TOURNAMENT 2019

Last week seven Metro bowlers travelled down to Weston-super-Mare on the 1st of May to be ready for the start of the tournament on Thursday morning and returned home on Monday afternoon.

The tournament is split into two sections, one for the B1 bowlers, and the other for the partially sighted bowlers.  The B1 tournament was played as a Round Robin, which means each player has to play all the other players.  Eric Gallacher managed to win all his games so retained the Lions Cup which he won last year and was given the gold medal.

Photo gallery below

Keith Brenton from Gateshead received the silver and George Phillips from Metro got the bronze. In the open section, each player had to play twice a day for four days.  By the time the tournament finished, four players had won their 8 games.

Wales’ players won the gold and bronze medals, with Alison from Cornwall receiving the silver.  Our Metro bowler Gause also won all his 8 games but came fourth on shot difference.

Gail Hepworth won her first 7 games, then lost to Alison.  Wilbert Williams won 6 of his games.  Constance Onwuka won 5 of her games and Jackie Venus won 3 of her games.

All in all, Metro bowlers won a lot more games than they lost.  It was a lovely friendly tournament, and most of the bowlers have booked in again for next year’s tournament.

report by Eric Gallacher