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Elevate Physical Activity Trade Show

THE UK'S LARGEST PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TRADE SHOW
Venue:
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock
One, Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
Time:
9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Phone:
+44 (0)1737 855000
Date:
08th May 2019
Cost:
Register FREE NOW


 

THE UK’S LARGEST PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TRADE SHOW

Elevate is the meeting place for UK’s growing physical activity sectors.

Join 1000’s of senior decision makers from independent and multi-site gyms, leisure centres, health clubs, fitness studios, sports clubs, hotels, schools, universities, sport science, physiotherapy and private practice to source the latest equipment

350+ EXHIBITORS | 300+ SPEAKERS | 1000s VISITORS

Register FREE NOW to learn more, network and discover the latest innovations in physical activity

To register to attend the free trade show then please visit the Elevate website https://www.elevatearena.com/

Opening Times

Wednesday 8 May, 9:30 – 17:30
Thursday 9 May, 9:30 – 16:30

Event Entrance

Look for hall S5 entrance when you get to ExCeL.

Venue

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, One Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL

London Overground

The DLR and Jubilee Line can be connected from multiple Overground lines such as Stratford, Canada Water, and Shadwell. It is also possible to join the Overground and travel to ExCeL London from Euston station.

Docklands Light Railway

Take the Docklands Light Railway to Custom House station at ExCeL. Trains stop at the covered walkway leaving less than two minute walk to the entrance of the venue.

London Underground

The Jubilee Line and the DLR are the quickest routes to ExCeL London.

Jubilee Line – Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton bound DLR train for the short journey to Custom House.

Click here to plan your journey

Emirates Airline Cable Car

The UK’s first urban cable car, known as the Emirates Air Line, connects ExCeL London to the O2 and North Greenwich tube station. All exhibitors and visitors to shows at ExCeL can use the cable car for just £2 single fare. To redeem this exclusive discount, just show your event pass to the Emirates Airline staff.

Cycling

If you are planning to cycle then there are 60 bike racks available at the venue. These are located near to the east entrance underneath the stairway connecting Level 0 to Level 1.

Walking

If you are planning to walk all or some of your route then please refer to the TFL Walking Guide. It is often quicker and more enjoyable to walk from a nearby station. You can plan your walking route online at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/walki….

By Car

There is adequate parking at ExCel London, you can make use of 3,070 parking spaces at a £20 flat tariff for up to 24 hours.

For more information on programming your Sat Nav with the correct postcode and parking information please click on the following link – http://excel.london/visitor/ge…

 

We have great news to share, Metro Blind Sport has been chosen as the charity of the year for the UK’s largest physical activity trade show, Elevate.

Recognising an official charity for the first time at this year’s event, Elevate aims to promote disability sport and physical activity to the 10,000+ expected attendees through leveraging its partnership with Metro Blind Sport.

Elevate takes place at the ExCel in London on the 8th and 9th May. 1000’s of visitors and key decision makers will be attending this year’s event, where there will be over 350 leading fitness-related exhibitors and over 300 speakers delivering a huge range of seminars and workshops.

Martin Symcox, CEO of Metro says “We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Elevate and are so thankful for their support. Being their nominated Charity of Year for 2019 provides an incredible platform for Metro Blind Sport to raise awareness of our services, educate people on the sporting opportunities available for blind and partially people, encourage support for campaigns and of course to raise funds for our charity.

Providing safe, accessible and high-quality sport and physical activity opportunities for blind and partially sighted people is at the core of what we do. What better way to raise awareness of the opportunities and to highlight the barriers that exist for blind and partially people, than at the UK’s leading physical activity trade show.”

To register to attend the free trade show then please visit the Elevate website https://www.elevatearena.com/

Metro will have a stand at the event and if any Metro members would like to volunteer for a few hours on either of the two days then please email martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org

 

FiInal Outdoor VI Bowls 2019

Outdoor VI Bowls – West London- Ravenscourt Park
Venue:
Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road
Hammersmith, London, W6
Time:
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
18th September 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls at Ravenscourt Park

Why not Learn how to play Outdoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the sunshine with some new friends!

Dates: Every Wednesday until the middle of September 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, London, W6
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. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

Bowls  & Collection Volunteers

As always, our bowlers could always do with more help from sighted volunteers, if interested, please Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk – Call 0208 985 6245 or contact  Charlie, our Sports development officer: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956292046. No Prior knowledge of Bowls is needed.

Metro activities

Metro has helped to send many of our bowlers to the tournaments arranged all around England, the UK and abroad, through paying tournament fees; and subsidising accommodation, travel and kit.

On an annual basis, Metro bowlers undertake several collection days at major London mainline stations. These collections have contributed between £5k and £6k to the Metro coffers each year.

From the beginning of May until the end of September we play out-doors on grass, then for the rest of the year we play in-doors on carpet.

Want to know more?

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, why not get in touch with Eric Gallacher
ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Outdoor VI Bowls – 11 Sept

Outdoor Bowls Ravenscourt Park
Venue:
Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road
Hammersmith, London, W6
Time:
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
11th September 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls at Ravenscourt Park!

Why not Learn how to play Outdoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the sunshine with some new friends!

Dates: Every Wednesday until the middle of September 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, London, W6
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. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

Bowls  & Collection Volunteers

As always, our bowlers could always do with more help from sighted volunteers, if interested, please Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk – Call 0208 985 6245 or contact  Charlie, our Sports development officer: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org – call 07956292046. No Prior knowledge of Bowls is needed.

Metro activities

Metro has helped to send many of our bowlers to the tournaments arranged all around England, the UK and abroad, through paying tournament fees; and subsidising accommodation, travel and kit.

On an annual basis, Metro bowlers undertake several collection days at major London mainline stations. These collections have contributed between £5k and £6k to the Metro coffers each year.

From the beginning of May until the end of September we play out-doors on grass, then for the rest of the year we play in-doors on carpet.

Want to know more?

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, why not get in touch with Eric Gallacher
ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Outdoor VI Bowls – 4 Sept

Outdoor VI Bowls – West London- Ravenscourt Park
Venue:
Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road
Hammersmith, London, W6
Time:
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
04th September 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls at Ravenscourt Park

Why not Learn how to play Outdoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the sunshine with some new friends!

Dates: Every Wednesday until the middle of September 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, London, W6
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. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

Bowls  & Collection Volunteers

As always, our bowlers could always do with more help from sighted volunteers, if interested, please Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk – Call 0208 985 6245 or contact  Charlie, our Sports development officer: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  or call 07956292046. No Prior knowledge of Bowls is needed.

Metro activities

Metro has helped to send many of our bowlers to the tournaments arranged all around England, the UK and abroad, through paying tournament fees; and subsidising accommodation, travel and kit.

On an annual basis, Metro bowlers undertake several collection days at major London mainline stations. These collections have contributed between £5k and £6k to the Metro coffers each year.

From the beginning of May until the end of September we play out-doors on grass, then for the rest of the year we play in-doors on carpet.

Want to know more?

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, why not get in touch with Eric Gallacher
ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Outdoor VI Bowls – 28 Aug

Outdoor Bowls Ravenscourt Park
Venue:
Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road
Hammersmith, London, W6
Time:
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Phone:
0208 985 6245
Date:
28th August 2019
Cost:
FREE


Metro Weekly Vision Impaired Bowls at Ravenscourt Park!

Why not Learn how to play Outdoor Vision Impaired Bowls, join us, enjoy the sunshine with some new friends!

Dates: Every Wednesday until the middle of September 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Ravenscourt Park, Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, London, W6
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. Give Eric a call. We often go out for a meal and a pint or two after play ends, all are welcome, we are always happy to have sighted people along to help.

Bowls for blind and partially sighted people

Visually Impaired Bowls Banner

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).

Bowls  & Collection Volunteers

As always, our bowlers could always do with more help from sighted volunteers, if interested, please Contact: ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk – Call 0208 985 6245 or contact  Charlie, our Sports development officer: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org – call 07956292046. No Prior knowledge of Bowls is needed.

Metro activities

Metro has helped to send many of our bowlers to the tournaments arranged all around England, the UK and abroad, through paying tournament fees; and subsidising accommodation, travel and kit.

On an annual basis, Metro bowlers undertake several collection days at major London mainline stations. These collections have contributed between £5k and £6k to the Metro coffers each year.

From the beginning of May until the end of September we play out-doors on grass, then for the rest of the year we play in-doors on carpet.

Want to know more?

If anyone is tempted to join us or just wants to know more about the game, why not get in touch with Eric Gallacher
ericgal@blueyonder.co.uk