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News & Events Update – 28 July

Metro Blind Sport logo with a blue tinted spotlight behind it and faded images of the Chris Lewis and steve the instructor just about to land from thier tandem parachute jump and the text saying Events & News Update from Metro Blind Sport 28 July 2021

Now that more opportunities are available to take part in sport and physical activity, we are using this newsletter to detail what is available from Metro Blind Sport and partners.

 

Gunnersbury Park Multi Sport Club – It’s cricket week

Sessions have been taking place every week on a Sunday, 2 pm till 4 pm so please come along and have fun.

It’s week 4 and so it’s time for some cricket. Sessions are free and are led by qualified coaches. Meet and greet available on request. Check out below for what we have coming up.  Event page: https://www.metroblindsport.org/multi-sports

  • Week 5:  8th August – FOOTBALL
  • Week 6:  15th August – GOALBALL
  • Week 7:  22nd August – TENNIS
  • Week 8:  29th August – CRICKET
  • Week 9:  5th September – FOOTBALL
  • Week 10:  12th September – GOALBALL
  • Week 11:  19th September – TENNIS
  • Week 12:  26th September – CRICKET

To find out more please contact Charlie Raven charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956 292046

 

Climbing – It is back!

Spaces for climbing sessions at Westway Sports and Fitness Centre have gone quickly. We will have further sessions from September, so we suggest that you register your interest now. The sessions are open to people of all abilities, especially those who are beginners attending for the first time and want to try something new.

In time, as instructor availability becomes easier to come by, we hope to expand the programme to include a weekend session.

Please contact Charlie Raven to register your interest charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292 046.

 

Cricket

Although the cricket season is underway, we still encourage players, new and existing, to come along to the net sessions at Highgate Woods on a Tuesday from 5.30 pm.

If you are interested in playing this season or taking part in training sessions, please contact our Sport Lead for cricket, Rory Field rory.field74@gmail.com or call 07742 323224 or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

Dance Dosti

Thinking about trying something different? Try Dance Dosti and take part in pre-recorded online dance sessions. Our free sessions are created as short-bursts of activity to help you fit it in around your daily life, when and where you want.

All video and audio sessions are free to the Dance Dosti community once you register for free. You only need to register once to start dancing.

Come and take part with Step Change Studio. Find out more by visiting the Dance Dosti website  https://www.dancedosti.com

For the press release, please visit https://blindsport.uk/DanceDosti

 

Tennis

Tennis sessions are on throughout the summer at Islington Tennis Centre. Register for the sessions next week by using the links below.

4th August 2021 6 pm – 8 pm for B1 players and those new to the game
https://tinyurl.com/BTennis4Aug

6th August 2021 – 6 pm – 8 pm for B2 – B5 players
https://tinyurl.com/VITennis6Aug

If you are interested in playing for the first time, please contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

Tennis Tournament 12th September – Booking Now Open

Booking for the Metro Blind Sport Tennis Tournament at the Islington Tennis Centre in September is now available by using the following link https://www.tfaforms.com/4912801

This event is on Sunday, 12 September, 12 pm – 6 pm and is open to current Metro Blind Sport members only aged 16+. By popular demand, the day will consist of a B1 singles competition and a B2-B5 mixed doubles competition. Doubles partners will be drawn out of a hat.

To find out more please contact Charlie Raven charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956 292046.

Tennis – Sutton

Tennis sessions occur every Thursday at the Sutton Sports Village from 10.30 am – 12.00 pm. Booking is required so please contact the venue to book: Andrew.jeffery@gll.org The venue telephone number is 02086416611.

 

Tennis Tournament – Brighton

Sound Tennis Sussex are looking forward to running their third regional tournament in Brighton and to welcoming players, volunteers and officials to a great weekend of tennis.

The competition is being planned to take place on the weekend of 21-22 August at Virgin Active in Falmer.  Hours for play are: Saturday 10.30am – 6pm  |  Sunday 9.30am – 4pm

For more details please contact Paul Gillet soundtennissussex@gmail.com |  Website: https://tinyurl.com/TennisTBrighton

 

Football

The training sessions for partially sighted players are still occurring every Tuesday evening at the Score Centre from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm.

Please book in advance using the link below.

3rd August 2021: https://tinyurl.com/Footie3Aug

If you are interested in playing, please contact charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or call 07956 292046.
or Gareth Jones gareth.jones11@hotmail.com

 

Football – Fulham FC Foundation

Fulham Foundation has re-started their blind and partially sighted sessions at Brixton Recreation Centre. The football sessions are aimed at adults aged 16+ years who want to come and try football. Whether this is for a first-time footballer or someone with some experience, why not go along and give it a go!

For all of the details please visit https://tinyurl.com/FulhamFootie

Contact Katy Shephard for more information kshephard@fulhamfc.com

 

Bowls

Do you fancy playing? We provide you with two opportunities each week to take part in outdoor bowls. You can join our friendly bowlers at Ravenscourt Park on a Monday at 2 pm and at Paddington Sports Club every Thursday at 3 pm.

If you are interested in playing for the first time, newcomers are very much welcome to come along and try bowls. Please contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

More details can be found on the Metro Blind Sport website https://www.metroblindsport.org/sports/bowls

 

Ride Side-by-Side with Bikeworks and Metro Blind Sport

Remember, you can book in for one session or for a series of sessions, and the great news is we are now taking bookings for July and August. Please get in contact with Nikki at Bikeworks to book your space. If you would like to join a session, please contact Nikki Ray from Bikeworks Nikki.Ray@bikeworks.org.uk or call 07833757954.

There will be two time slots available in West London for you to choose from on Tuesday and Wednesday each week. Session 1 is from 9.30 am until 11 am, and session 2 is from 11.30 am until 1 pm.

For those who live in East London, then opportunities are also available, and it is pleasing to hear that our members are taking part in these sessions as well. Get in touch with Nikki for further details.

 

Shape up with Spurs

Sessions continue on Zoom on Wednesday’s at 2 pm. If you wish to register interest or find out more, please contact: Adam Millar  07392091327 Adam.millar@tottenhamhotspur.com

 

Running Achilles International

The regular weekly group runs have restarted, and Achilles International are now training in Green Park, Thurs, 6 pm chrisblackabee@gmail.com or visit https://tinyurl.com/AchillesRuns

 

Volunteers

Metro Blind Sport would not be able to do the things that we deliver without the fantastic support of our volunteers. If you have a family member or friends keen to get involved and volunteer with Metro Blind Sport, please ask them to contact: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org

 

News

Chris Lewis – Skydiving 
Do you want to know what it feels like to jump out of a plane? Metro Blind Sport member Chris Lewis took the plunge a couple of weeks ago and has written an article all about it. Check out the accompanying video of this leap as well.

A great article, picture and video and the link is here
http://blindsport.uk/JumpOutofPlane

 

London Vision

You’ll find full details of all London Vision events this week, plus blogs and information on London Vision’s Website  www.londonvision.org. They hold their meetings on zoom and they welcome friends, carers and family at their events. If you need help accessing zoom or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@londonvision.org

Stay safe and best wishes.

Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team

 

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Cricket: Fantastic First League Win of The Season!

Metro Cricket Team Players laughing together as they retire from batting

 Northants v Metro – 18 July 2021

BCEW Scorecard here:  Northants V Metro –  Excel format

On a very hot day of bright sunshine, Metro benefitted from time spent on practice as they held a good number of catches to win despite having lost the toss and been invited to bat.

Nick partnered Matt in a fifth opening pair for the team in as many games. This changed worked well as the pair put on 121 before Matt Dean was out for the first time in the season and his first score under 100 0nly 71, as he was well held at silly mid-on by a total.

Nick took on responsibility for the innings and reached 92 from 78 balls before he was the fourth out at 229. Hassan Arif saw off a hat trick ball from Hassan Ali as Rory got a first baller and here were a few runs for Mark Bond. So clearly almost nothing for anyone else as Metro declared after 30 overs on 245.

There was an excellent tea and then a hint of a breeze as Metro took to the field needing to find a way to get ten wickets to win the game.

To take you through those wickets:

The start was as good as anyone could have wanted as Mo’s first over went one, three dots and then an LBW. Mo was involved in the second wicket as Mark Turnham chipped the fifth ball of Amit’s first over to him at square leg. That was 23 for two. Then just three balls later Mo took an even better catch off Hassan’s second ball as the ball was hit low and hard to square leg where he took a great tumbling catch.

This is not all the Mo show but in his third over he knocked the stumps over with his second legal delivery and followed that up with a half out LBW. The next wicket was perhaps crucial as Nick summoned the energy to have his batting to bowl the fifteenth over. He was hit for a 6-second ball but got his revenge on David Howells three balls later as the batsman tried the same shot again but this time a bit lower and into Matt Deans arms at deep square leg. That left Northants 90 for 5 halfway through their allotted overs.

The next over Amit completed his three-over spell by bowling Gavin Griffiths off a little edge, and Metro was scenting victory. There was a great bit of teamwork for the next wicket as the ball was defended to the off side, bounced and was then flicked by Hassan before setting in Andy Law’s hands to give Rory a wicket.

The Mo & Amit combination was back for the next wicket but with bowler and catcher reversed as Amit took a good catch at silly mid-on. Three wicketless overs followed before Amit took another catch to give Gareth a wicket and leave just one wicket needed for a win and eight and a half overs to go.

They were not all needed as after some debate between the umpires a catch behind for Nick off Gareth picked up the last wicket.

This was the second match of the season against Northants, after the drawn game at home and hints at a good game to come when the sides next meet on 4th September in the BBS cup final.

It was Metro’s first league win to add to the win claimed over Lancashire who could not raise a team to travel to London for the league. Before the BBS cup final Metro complete their league fixtures with trips to Lancashire and Somerset but their next match is the DT T20 quarter-final against Sussex at Highgate on 31st July; a game followed by the Devils trip to Dorset for a T20 semi-final on the 1st August.

Match report by Paul Toplis

 

Upcoming Cricket Events

Full Cricket Event list: bit.ly/MBSCricket

 

Metro Devils – The Development Team

Would you like to play cricket? We are always happy to welcome enthusiastic new players, so if you are interested in playing this season or taking part in training sessions, please contact Hassan Khan at the Metro Devils h.khan25@googlemail.com 07792 004838 or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046

 

Interested in volunteering?

If you want to try volunteering, please contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org 07956 292046.

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

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Multisport: Tennis – 26 Sept 2021

Four photo in a grid of tennis, football, cricket and goalball in onthat make up the Multi sports sessions at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub
Venue:
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Phone:
07956 292 046
Date:
26th September 2021
Cost:
*Booking required*


MultiSports at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Metro Blind Sport has partnered with Goalball UK, Sportworks, Ealing Council and GLL to deliver multiple sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.

The weekly session will include one of the following, football, tennis, goalball, cricket as well as many other activities throughout the year.

Multisports  at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Date: Every Sunday   Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.

Book  here:  https://tinyurl.com/Multi26Sept

 

The weekly schedule below

 

For more information.

Please contact Charlie Raven, Sports Development Officer Metro Blind Sport
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956 292 046

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

Multisport: Tennis – 19 Sept 2021

Four photo in a grid of tennis, football, cricket and goalball in onthat make up the Multi sports sessions at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub
Venue:
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Phone:
07956 292 046
Date:
19th September 2021
Cost:
*Booking required*


MultiSports at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Metro Blind Sport has partnered with Goalball UK, Sportworks, Ealing Council and GLL to deliver multiple sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.

The weekly session will include one of the following, football, tennis, goalball, cricket as well as many other activities throughout the year.

Multisports  at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Date: Every Sunday   Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.

Book  here:  https://tinyurl.com/Multi19Sept

 

The weekly schedule below

 

For more information.

Please contact Charlie Raven, Sports Development Officer Metro Blind Sport
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956 292 046

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here

 

Multisport: Cricket – 29 Aug 2021

Four photo in a grid of tennis, football, cricket and goalball in onthat make up the Multi sports sessions at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub
Venue:
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Phone:
07956 292 046
Date:
29th August 2021
Cost:
*Booking required*


MultiSports at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Metro Blind Sport has partnered with Goalball UK, Sportworks, Ealing Council and GLL to deliver multiple sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted people.

The weekly session will include one of the following, football, tennis, goalball, cricket as well as many other activities throughout the year.

Multisports  at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

Date: Every Sunday   Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.

Book  here:  https://tinyurl.com/Multi29Aug

 

The weekly schedule below

 

 

For more information.

Please contact Charlie Raven, Sports Development Officer Metro Blind Sport
Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956 292 046

 

 

Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks

Get all the latest blind & partially sighted event information & news as soon as we do!

Metro Blind Sport:  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn

Metro Blind Sport membership:  more info or Join here