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MSSC Social Taster 24 Sept

Merton Sports & Social Club 24 Sept Social is a Taster Session

Merton Sport and Social Club September’s social will be a taster session

hosted by Merton Vision.  MSSC  will be welcoming Merton Vision service users who have yet to join the club but who are keen  to find out what MSSC is all about and to try out some of the activities on offer.

Please come along and enjoy some delicious food, courtesy of Merton Vision,  have a drink and a chat with Merton Vision members and join them in trying out some of the taster activities, such as tandem cycling, bowling and sound ball tennis.

The bar will be open as usual and tea and coffee will also be available.

  • WHERE: The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, SW19 2DX
  • WHEN:   Tuesday 24th September 2019
  • TIME:     7.30pm to 10.30pm
  • RSVP:     info@mssc.org.uk or Phone: 07500 913 223

Please get in touch if you would like assistance from Colliers Wood Underground Station or a local bus stop.

 

Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton – 9 April

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
09th April 2020
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

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

Volunteers wanted

Eric has asked if any Member or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).

 

Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton – 2 April

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
02nd April 2020
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

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

Volunteers wanted

Eric has asked if any Member or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).

 

Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton – 26 March

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
26th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

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

Volunteers wanted

Eric has asked if any Member or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).

 

Indoor VI Bowls – Brixton – 19 March

FREE Indoor bowls in Brixton - Every Thursday until mid April 2020
Venue:
Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8QQ
Time:
4.00pm - 7.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
19th March 2020
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls

Why not learn how to play Indoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the warm friendly atmosphere with some new friends!

Every Thursday to the middle of April 2020, with a break for Christmas and the new year.
Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Venue: Brixton Leisure Centre,  27 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ
Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk or Call 0208 985 6245

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

Volunteers wanted

Eric has asked if any Member or partners would like to help the bowlers at the station collections or volunteer at the bowling sessions, they would be warmly welcomed.

Blind and partially sighted bowls videos below

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Bowls is a game which is very suited totally blind and partially sighted players, as only very minor adaptations need to be made. Vision impaired bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in teams of four. There is no reason why vision impaired bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.

Although this skilful and fascinating game has been around for centuries, it was not until 1959 that the bowls started rolling for the blind, in Scotland.

Today, we use the ‘clock method’. The ‘marker’, who is stationed beyond the ‘jack’, indicates to those at the mat end, at what angle and distance from the ‘jack’ the bowl has come to rest.

The ‘jack’ is the centre of the clock. So, six o’clock would be in front and twelve o’clock behind, with all other positions being relative to the clock. From the information given by the ‘marker’ the player can build up a mental picture of the ‘head’ (area around the jack), knowing exactly the position of each bowl.

The only small concession made to blind players is that a fine white centre string runs under the mat and is fixed at both ends. This is to help the bowler to judge the angle for the amount of green required.

These minor variations enable blind and sighted people to play together as they do not alter in any way the basic game (or the Bowls England rules).