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 email@example.com or call 07966260089
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 07966 260 089.
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 email@example.com or call 07742 323224 or contact Lucy firstname.lastname@example.org 07956 292046.
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 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
6th August 2021 – 6 pm – 8 pm for B2 – B5 players
If you are interested in playing for the first time, please contact Lucy email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07966260089.
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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: https://tinyurl.com/TennisTBrighton
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 email@example.com or call 07966260089.
or Gareth Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.email@example.com
Running Achilles International
The regular weekly group runs have restarted, and Achilles International are now training in Green Park, Thurs, 6 pm firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://tinyurl.com/AchillesRuns
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: email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe and best wishes.
Martin and the Metro Blind Sport Team