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Roy Smith MBE visits the Teddington Beavers!

Group Photo of the Teddington Beavers With Roy Smith MBE who is holding his olympic torch!

Roy Smith MBE visits the Teddington Beavers!

“Samuel loved the evening, but I think the thing that really engaged him was hearing about what Roy had achieved and then seeing Roy with his cane, Samuel also uses a cane, and I think this made the point that he can engage with sport in whatever way he can”    

Roy smith MBE, ex-Paralympian and Metro blind sport vice president, visited the first-ever Teddington Beaver meeting and shared some blind and partially sighted adapted sports and activities with them.

The evening went well, and Roy really engaged with the Beavers. He was also very open about his vision impairment. He told them not just about how this affected him playing sport but also in daily life.

They got to see some of the everyday challenges that someone living with sight loss faces, such as getting out and about. Roy showed his cane and how it helps him get out and avoid obstacles.

The beavers also saw how simple things like knowing when someone is talking to you are entirely different for someone living with sight loss.

They also played a game in which they were blindfolded, and this showed them how much you rely on your sight and how much not seeing affects fundamental things, like your sense of direction, and they especially liked getting their photo taken with the Olympic torch.

The evening provided an engaging opportunity to highlight blind and partially sighted sport and helped the beavers understand the challenges an athlete with sight loss faces.

Roy demonstrated how you could achieve anything you want regardless of the barriers you face, which is a really positive message for young people. As well as this, the evening was an enjoyable and inspiring one, and I’d definitely recommend it!

 

“Samuel enjoyed the evening and meeting, Roy. He hasn’t stopped talking about the visit. Whilst he listened and took it all in, what helped Samuel was hearing about Roy’s cane.

Samuel afterwards said, ‘Roy had a cane just like me,’ and he took a lot of positives from that as he saw a positive role model who, despite the challenges of sight loss, had achieved so much and relied on a cane just like Samuel.

Samuel has always liked sport, but now he’s keen to get involved and is looking forward to getting out with his new running VI and Guide Top!

The beavers all went away talking about the evening to their parents!

Roy is a real inspiration to everyone!”

 

Article by Ed Wilson

 

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Roy Smith MBE visits the Teddington Beavers!

Group Photo of the Teddington Beavers With Roy Smith MBE who is holding his olympic torch!

Roy Smith MBE visits the Teddington Beavers!

“Samuel loved the evening, but I think the thing that really engaged him was hearing about what Roy had achieved and then seeing Roy with his cane, Samuel also uses a cane, and I think this made the point that he can engage with sport in whatever way he can”    

Roy smith MBE, ex-Paralympian and Metro blind sport vice president, visited the first-ever Teddington Beaver meeting and shared some blind and partially sighted adapted sports and activities with them.

The evening went well, and Roy really engaged with the Beavers. He was also very open about his vision impairment. He told them not just about how this affected him playing sport but also in daily life.

They got to see some of the everyday challenges that someone living with sight loss faces, such as getting out and about. Roy showed his cane and how it helps him get out and avoid obstacles.

The beavers also saw how simple things like knowing when someone is talking to you are entirely different for someone living with sight loss.

They also played a game in which they were blindfolded, and this showed them how much you rely on your sight and how much not seeing affects fundamental things, like your sense of direction, and they especially liked getting their photo taken with the Olympic torch.

The evening provided an engaging opportunity to highlight blind and partially sighted sport and helped the beavers understand the challenges an athlete with sight loss faces.

Roy demonstrated how you could achieve anything you want regardless of the barriers you face, which is a really positive message for young people. As well as this, the evening was an enjoyable and inspiring one, and I’d definitely recommend it!

 

“Samuel enjoyed the evening and meeting, Roy. He hasn’t stopped talking about the visit. Whilst he listened and took it all in, what helped Samuel was hearing about Roy’s cane.

Samuel afterwards said, ‘Roy had a cane just like me,’ and he took a lot of positives from that as he saw a positive role model who, despite the challenges of sight loss, had achieved so much and relied on a cane just like Samuel.

Samuel has always liked sport, but now he’s keen to get involved and is looking forward to getting out with his new running VI and Guide Top!

The beavers all went away talking about the evening to their parents!

Roy is a real inspiration to everyone!”

 

Article by Ed Wilson

 

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1 to 1 Coached Swimming -18 Oct 2021

Metro Blind Sports 1 to 1 Coached Swimming lessons
Venue:
Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, London, UB5 4AB.
Time:
12.00 noon - 13.00 pm
Phone:
07428 783509
Date:
18th October 2021
Cost:
Cost: £20.00 for four 1-1 Coached session *Saves £18.60 per session *This is a subsidised rate for current Metro members only.


Vision Impaired Swimming

A chance at Swimming: 1-1 Coaching

Metro Blind Sport in partnership with Ealing Swimming Club and Everyone Active are offering one to one swimming lessons, as we believe this is the best way to start if you have always wanted to try swimming, but need that one to one support.

Thanks to our great partners and coach at the Ealing Swimming Club it may be possible to be flexible with times or days, with the 1 to 1 swimming sessions, subject to coaches availability

Booking required

Time: 12.00 to 13.00  When: Mon or Weds – Ongoing!

Where: Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, London, UB5 4AB.
Who for: Blind and partially sighted beginners/non-swimmers
Cost: £20.00 for four 1-1 Coached session *Saves £18.60 per session
*This is a subsidised rate for current Metro members only.
How to book: Please contact either Fred Burley – Ealing Swimming Club, Tel. 07428 783509 or email fred@swimesc.co.uk

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

 

Metro Member’s first Swimming Session at the Northolt Leisure Centre in Ealing!

 

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1 to 1 Coached Swimming – 7 Mar 2022

Metro Blind Sports 1 to 1 Coached Swimming lessons
Venue:
Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, London, UB5 4AB.
Time:
12.00 noon - 13.00 pm
Phone:
07428 783509
Date:
07th March 2022
Cost:
Cost: £20.00 for four 1-1 Coached session *Saves £18.60 per session *This is a subsidised rate for current Metro members only.


Vision Impaired Swimming

A chance at Swimming: 1-1 Coaching

Metro Blind Sport in partnership with Ealing Swimming Club and Everyone Active are offering one to one swimming lessons, as we believe this is the best way to start if you have always wanted to try swimming, but need that one to one support.

Thanks to our great partners and coach at the Ealing Swimming Club it may be possible to be flexible with times or days, with the 1 to 1 swimming sessions, subject to coaches availability

Booking required

Time: 12.00 to 13.00  When: Mon or Weds – Ongoing!

Where: Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, London, UB5 4AB.
Who for: Blind and partially sighted beginners/non-swimmers
Cost: £20.00 for four 1-1 Coached session *Saves £18.60 per session
*This is a subsidised rate for current Metro members only.
How to book: Please contact either Fred Burley – Ealing Swimming Club, Tel. 07428 783509 or email fred@swimesc.co.uk

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

 

Metro Member’s first Swimming Session at the Northolt Leisure Centre in Ealing!

 

 

Metro Blind Sports 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

1 to 1 Coached Swimming – 21 Feb 2022

Metro Blind Sports 1 to 1 Coached Swimming lessons
Venue:
Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, London, UB5 4AB.
Time:
12.00 noon - 13.00 pm
Phone:
07428 783509
Date:
21st February 2022
Cost:
Cost: £20.00 for four 1-1 Coached session *Saves £18.60 per session *This is a subsidised rate for current Metro members only.


Vision Impaired Swimming

A chance at Swimming: 1-1 Coaching

Metro Blind Sport in partnership with Ealing Swimming Club and Everyone Active are offering one to one swimming lessons, as we believe this is the best way to start if you have always wanted to try swimming, but need that one to one support.

Thanks to our great partners and coach at the Ealing Swimming Club it may be possible to be flexible with times or days, with the 1 to 1 swimming sessions, subject to coaches availability

Booking required

Time: 12.00 to 13.00  When: Mon or Weds – Ongoing!

Where: Northolt Leisure Centre, Eastcote Lane North, London, UB5 4AB.
Who for: Blind and partially sighted beginners/non-swimmers
Cost: £20.00 for four 1-1 Coached session *Saves £18.60 per session
*This is a subsidised rate for current Metro members only.
How to book: Please contact either Fred Burley – Ealing Swimming Club, Tel. 07428 783509 or email fred@swimesc.co.uk

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

 

Metro Member’s first Swimming Session at the Northolt Leisure Centre in Ealing!

 

 

Metro Blind Sports 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