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Multi-Sports Starts Weekly on Sun 11 July!

Multi sports at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub
Venue:
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Ln, W3 8LQ.
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00pm
Phone:
07956 292 046
Date:
11th July 2021
Cost:
Free


Multi-Sports at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

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

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and is inviting Londoners to sign up. The project welcomes blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities from West London to engage in a variety of different sports.

Multi-sports  at Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub

The sessions will include, football, tennis, goalball, cricket as well as many other activities throughout the year.

The ‘Seeing the benefit of exercise’ project will be 2-hour weekly session on a Sunday afternoon, led by qualified coaches in a covid secure environment. The sports are all adapted specifically for blind and partially sighted people, using adapted equipment, and will rotate on a weekly basis to provide as much opportunity as possible for people to try new things.

Date: Sunday 11 July then every Sunday   Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

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

For the first 3 months of July,  August, and September, check out the weekly schedule below for what will be taking place:

  • WEEK 1: Football – Dates: 11th July, 8th August and 5th September
  • WEEK 2: Tennis – Dates: 18th July, 15th August and 12th September
  • WEEK 3: Goalball – Dates: 25th July, 22nd August and 19th September
  • WEEK 4: Cricket – Dates: 1st August, 29th August and 26th September

To register for the sessions

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

 

 

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Positivity Programme with GoalBall UK!

Mindset Mondays, Workout Wednesdays & Fun Friday with GoalBall UK!

Mindset Mondays, Workout Wednesdays & Fun Fridays!

It is a challenging period for all of us and because of this Goalball UK are launching their ‘Positivity Programme’ to keep us all connected.

In this introductory video, Goalball UK’s Kathryn Fielding, Stephen Newey and Tom Dobson explain what the programme is all about. Follow the link below to find out all about it!

Introduction to Goalball UK’s ‘Positivity Programme’ and 5 top tips! –  see youtube  video below

The weekly schedule is planned to run as follows:

  • Mindset Mondays
  • Workout Wednesdays  – 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Fun Fridays  – 4 pm to 5 pm

If you would like to join in please email Tom.Dobson@goalballuk.com for the Zoom links.

We hope you enjoy what we have in store!

As always, look after one another and keep safe #GoalballFamily

 

Positivity Programme with GoalBall UK!

Mindset Mondays, Workout Wednesdays & Fun Friday with GoalBall UK!

Positivity Programme is now Launched!

It is a challenging period for all of us and because of this Goalball UK are launching their ‘Positivity Programme’ to keep us all connected.

In this introductory video, Goalball UK’s Kathryn Fielding, Stephen Newey and Tom Dobson explain what the programme is all about. Follow the link below to find out all about it!

Introduction to Goalball UK’s ‘Positivity Programme’ and 5 top tips! –  see youtube  video below

The weekly schedule is planned to run as follows:

  • Mindset Mondays
  • Workout Wednesdays  – 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Fun Fridays  – 4 pm to 5 pm

If you would like to join in please email Tom.Dobson@goalballuk.com for the Zoom links.

We hope you enjoy what we have in store!

As always, look after one another and keep safe #GoalballFamily

 

Goalball National League Update

Goalball UK Update national League events Postponed until after April 14

Goalball UK postpone all National League events until Tuesday 14 April

Goalball UK has today taken the decision to postpone all of its National League events until Tuesday 14 April due to COVID-19, subject to medical advice and conditions at that time.

Mark Winder, Goalball UK’s CEO: “For a number of weeks now we have been working closely with parties involved with our tournaments and we have decided to postpone all of our events until 14 April.

“This is an unprecedented situation, but we have unanimously agreed that the health and welfare of the Goalball UK family is our top priority and this is the correct action to take at this time.

“We will continue to monitor this fast-moving situation closely and will provide further updates as soon as this is possible. We want to reassure everyone that we aim to reschedule these events when it is safe to do so.

“Finally, we want to thank everyone for their continued understanding and cooperation throughout this difficult period.”

Please direct any questions regarding the postponements to Tom Dobson, Goalball UK’s clubs and competitions officer: tom.dobson@goalballuk.com.

The latest information from the Government regarding coronavirus can be found here. We advise all goalball clubs to follow the Government’s guidance when deciding if they are to continue hosting their training sessions throughout this period.

The events affected include:

South and West Tournament, Saturday 21 March, Merchants Academy, Bristol

North Tournament, Saturday 28 March, English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

 

Goalball in Croydon 5 Oct

Goalball in Croydon Fortnightly on Mondays
Venue:
Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.
Time:
6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07889648925
Date:
05th October 2020
Cost:
Free


Goalball is great fun,  good exercise, and social We are a friendly group who play Goalball seriously for fun. We welcome new players of any age or ability whether Novice or Expert so why not give us and Goalball a try.  We play once a fortnight in Croydon

Try Goalball with the Croysutt Warriors !

Time: 6.00 pm to 9:00 pm
Date: Fortnightly on Mondays
Venue: Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.

For more information and to confirm the event. please
Contact: Robin Faulkner Tel 07889648925 or email
Croysuttwarriors@outlook.com
See us on Facebook at Croysutt WarriorsGoalball
Twitter @croysuttwarrior

Metro would always advise to phone or email the event contacts to confirm there have been no last-minute changes or cancellations.

What is goalball?

Goalball is an exciting, indoor, 3-aside team sport, of attack and defend – with
a unique twist!

The sport was originally devised in 1946 to help rehabilitate soldiers who had lost
their sight during the war. It has been played throughout the world ever since up to
the highest level as a Paralympic sport, by people who have visual impairments.

Goalball is a truly inclusive sport as fully sighted players can also play alongside
those with visual impairment as all of the players wear eyeshades so that nobody
can see the ball. Players, therefore, have to rely entirely on their other senses. It is
suitable for all ages and abilities

The ball contains internal bells so players are able to track its movement by its sound. The court is marked out with tactile lines so players can feel where they are.

The idea of the game is quite simply to score goals by bowling the ball along the floor, past the opposing team.

Goalball sessions are currently running at the Sir Philip Game Centre in Croydon for
further details please email croysuttwarriors@outlook.com or call Robin on
07889648925

Anyone who wants to get involved in the sport please visit our website
www.goalballuk.com or email us on enquiries@goalballuk.com