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London Have a Go Day!

BBS London Have a Go Day at brand new sports hub
Venue:
Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ
Time:
10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Phone:
01926 424247
Date:
03rd May 2020
Cost:
Free


BBS: Have a Go Day at brand new sports hub in London

British Blind Sport (BBS) is pleased to be working alongside Metro Blind Sport, London Sport, Ealing City Council and Greenwich Leisure Limited to deliver a VI sports taster day at a brand new sports hub opening in West London!

We would love you to bring along your friends and family to have a fun-filled day of socialising and trying out a variety of sports, such as Goalball, Tennis, Rugby, Guide Running and more!

Date: Sunday 3rd May 2020   Time: 10 am – 3 pm

Venue: Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ

Contact:  participation@britishblindsport.org.uk or call 01926 42427

Register Form: https://blindsport.uk/HAGDLondon

As part of this event, we will also be holding a First Steps Family Day for recipients of the First Steps pack. If you are already on the First Steps Programme, please be sure to select the Family Day on the registration form.

BBS encourage everyone to come along and “have a go” regardless of age or previous experience with physical activity – there’s something available for everyone!

For further details please contact Alex Pitts, National Partnerships Manager, on 01926 424247 or email participation@britishblindsport.org.uk

British Blind Sport are always grateful of the support of volunteers to help out at these events. If you can spare some time to help the attendees to enjoy the day fully, please get in touch.

 

Vision Impaired Rugby E15 14 March

Vision Impaired Rugby in East London

COME AND TRY VISUALLY IMPAIRED RUGBY!

Organised by Metro Blind Sport, The Change Foundation and East London Sports Association.  Monthly Sessions are Free to all.

In recent years, The Change Foundation (TCF) in the UK, with its visually impaired coaches and players, has developed VI rugby as a seven-a-side touch version, played with an adapted ball that makes a noise to help players locate it when it’s moving.

The sport has grown in popularity since it launched 4 years ago with people playing across the UK. The main differences between mainstream rugby and VI rugby are that the ball contains small ball bearings, or bells, to make it audible, you do two-hand touch tackles (essentially like touch rugby). But, you still score in the same way, you pass to one another in the same way, and you work as a team in the same way.

This allows the game to be safe and accessible.

The gameplay takes into consideration a wide range of sight conditions whilst maintaining the fundamental codes, laws and spectacle of rugby.

Why not give it a try! It’s free and is going to be running every month with expert coaching available.

Venue: Sports Hub E15, 71 Holland Rd, London E15 3BP
Date:  Starting 14 March 2020,  Every 2nd Saturday   Time:  10 am – 12 pm
Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  Phone: 07956 292 046

Meet and Greet available at West Ham Station TFL
Customer Services Point from 9:30 am

For more information, please contact Charlie Raven,
Sports Development  Officer at Metro Blind Sport

Email: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org  Phone: 07956 292 046

 

 

“Expectations Exceeded” 22 May 2020

Expectations Exceeded Parent and family workshop 22 May 2020

“Expectations Exceeded” Parent and family workshop run by Friends of Moorfields & Blind in Business

Learn and speak with blind and partially sighted people who are working in modern careers. Get views and opinions on their education, finding work, the technology they use, what support they have and what experiences they’ve had throughout their lives.

Parents, carers, young people, friends and family are all welcome to attend!

  • Date: Friday 22 May 2020 Time:  2 pm to 5 pm
  •  Venue: Kemp House (Next to Moorfields Eye Hospital),  152-160 City Road, EC1V 2NX
  • Room: The Boardroom, 4th Floor.

The charities that will be joining us are:

Sight and Sound, VocalEyes and Metro Blind Sport

For further information on this event please contact

Sabina Uddin, Health Hub Support Officer, Tel: 020 7251 1240

Email: Sabina.Uddin1@nhs.net

Dan Mitchell, Blind in Business, Tel: 020 7382 4601

E-mail: dan@blindinbusiness.org.uk

 

 

Learn Blind Tennis 17 June

Learn to play Blind & VI Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07775 894136
Date:
17th June 2020
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

Important! if you are a Totally Blind or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

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

For more information contact: Linda  Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Linda Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit:http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/

 

 

Learn Blind Tennis 3 June

Learn to play Blind & VI Tennis at Islington Tennis Centre
Venue:
Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07775 894136
Date:
03rd June 2020
Cost:
The first session is FREE £4 for Members £8 Non-Members


Islington Blind Tennis Practice Session 

  • First Session is FREE
  •  £4 for Members
  • £8 Non-Members

Venue: Islington Tennis Centre (ITC), Market Road, London, N7 9PL.

Important! if you are a Totally Blind or a beginner Tennis player and you want to be met at the station please let Linda know by Monday for Wednesday session. 

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

For more information contact: Linda  Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com
If you want to try volunteering for Blind tennis, please Contact: Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

Blind Tennis

Is often called Soundball Tennis and is played on either a badminton court or a standard tennis court using a junior tennis racket and an adapted sponge ball that makes a noise when it bounces. Balls can be either black or florescent yellow to give maximum contrast with the colour of the sports hall. Blind Tennis video link here

Want to know more about Blind Tennis?

To find out more about what we offer or to get involved, contact Linda Email: laalmond2018@gmail.com

You can watch a video of Odette being interviewed about Sound Ball Tennis at the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOjB5ZVSj4

Latest VI Advisory Groups agreed  Blind Tennis Rule below

Download: the full VI Tennis Advisory Group Document below
Feedback Word document here

See rules for more info.

Read about the Metro Annual Tennis Tournament 2013 and a new players perspective by clicking on ‘Articles’ in the Quicklinks box on this page. For an umpire’s view of the 2012 Tournament, Visit: http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/viewpoint-tennis-anyone

Watch a video on Metro the Tennis Foundation website of metro members playing at the National Tennis Centre

To read about Miyoshi Takei, the inventor of blind tennis, visit:http://www.hanno.jp/matsui/