Now that more opportunities are available to participate in sport and physical activity, we are using this newsletter to detail what is available from Metro Blind Sport and partners.
The netball skills sessions will take place at the Score Centre in Leyton. If you want to take part, then please sign up for the first session here https://blindsport.uk/
The course will start at 5.30 pm on 22 June and run every week until 27 July.
To book on to the other sessions, then use the links from the website http://blindsport.uk/
To find out more, please contact Martin Symcox martin.symcox@metroblindsport.
We are back in Islington this week for the tennis sessions. Use the links below to book on to the sessions at the Islington Tennis Centre.
For blind players (B1) and those new to the game
- Wed 26 May 2021 6 pm – 8 pm https://tinyurl.com/
For partially sighted players (B2 – B5)
- Fri 28 May 2021 6 pm – 8 pm https://tinyurl.com/
If you are interested in playing for the first time, please contact Lucy charlie.raven@metroblindsport.
Plus, don’t forget to put the Metro Blind Sport friendly tournament on Sunday 12 September at Islington Tennis Centre in your diary. The application form will be sent out next week.
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.
It looks like the weather will get better, so hopefully, the outdoor bowls at Ravenscourt Park on a Monday at 2 pm and Paddington Sports Club every Thursday at 3 pm will be blessed with some sunshine.
If you are interested in playing for the first time, newcomers are very much welcome to come along and try bowls. Please contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.
More details can be found on the Metro Blind Sport website https://www.metroblindsport.
The better weather will undoubtedly be good news for the Metro Blind Sport cricketers as well.
The net sessions continue each week at Highgate Woods on a Tuesday from 5.30 pm. If you are interested in playing this season or taking part in training sessions, then please contact our Sport Lead for cricket, Rory Field firstname.lastname@example.org 07742 323224 or contact Charlie charlie.raven@metroblindsport.
The Metro cricket team had their first competitive match this weekend against Somerset in the BCEW National League Division One. Great to hear that the full 60 overs were played. You can read the exciting full match side report by Paul Toplis on our website here: https://tinyurl.com/
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.
Ride Side-by-Side with Bikeworks and Metro Blind Sport
Remember, you can book in for one session or a series of sessions, and the great news is we are now taking bookings for June, so please contact 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 07833757954.
There will be two time slots available for you to choose from on each of the days. Session 1 is from 9.30 am until 11 am, and session 2 is from 11.30 am until 1 pm.
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.millar@tottenhamhotspur.
Running Achilles International
The regular weekly group runs have restarted, and Achilles International are now training in Hyde Park on a Thursday at 6.30 pm. For more information about these free sessions, please contact Chris Blackabee firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Achilles International UK Facebook page https://tinyurl.com/
Audio Described: Floor Yoga Class 3 with Claire Miller
The third class in our floor yoga is now available, link Below
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 Martin martin.symcox@metroblindsport.
Volunteering can come in many forms, from helping people play sports or to help people travel to activities or promote our activities. We welcome all the help we can get, so please encourage friends to get in touch.
RNIB and British Blind Sport
The RNIB, in partnership with British Blind Sport, have received £1m in funding from Sport England for three years to develop participation in sport amongst people with sight loss.
The three organisations will develop the See Sport Differently programme to deliver opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to access and participate in sport, with a mass participation event in 2022 across multiple locations.
The programme will begin with a three-month research project to better understand the impact Covid-19 has had on blind and partially sighted people’s ability to undertake physical activity. The findings will also help understand the impact of Covid-19 on the sporting workforce and their ability and understanding to support people with sight loss.
The project will also create participation opportunities with national governing bodies while creating a volunteering programme at local sports and grassroots-club level, improving awareness of sight loss, and taking steps to improve the accessibility of sporting sector businesses.
Royal Collection Trust
The Royal Collection Trust is pleased to confirm that their Descriptive Zooms continue on the first Tuesday of the month. Please join them in a couple of weeks to find out more about Queen Victoria’s Scottish home, Balmoral Castle.
If you would like to join this session, from 2-3 pm, please email
Amy Stocker, Access and Inclusion Manager on email@example.com
National Running Show South
Have you booked your tickets for the National Running Show South, 17-18 July at Farnborough International?
If not, then make sure you sign up now with our exclusive offer code:
To get yourselves, your friends and your family some free tickets. Speakers include Dame Kelly Holmes, Roger Black, Iwan Thomas, Anita Bean, Vic Owens and Vassos Alexander. The offer ends 2 June so register to get your ticket now https://nationalrunningshow.
VICTA is excited to share two exciting opportunities with the British Exploring Society (BES) with you!
When: Dates across July and August 2021
Who: Age 14 to 25 years
Location: Scotland, please see below for more information
Closing Date: 7 June 2021
Hartz Scottish Explorers
Open to anyone aged 14 to 17. Climb to the summits of spectacular hills or explore a secluded valley nestled in the Scottish Highlands, engaging with this remote environment in different ways – you might be conducting experiments, laying camera traps or comparing water quality in mountain streams. Location: – Scotland
Dates: 26 July to 7 August 2021 or 9 August to 21 August 2021
To find out more and express your interest: https://tinyurl.com/
Landmark Scottish Highlands
Open to anyone aged 16 to 25. Explore the 15-mile-long Loch Tay by canoe, making camp on the shores. You may also choose to trek around or over some of the local Munros (mountains over 3,000 ft). With no set itinerary, you can shape your adventures during this programme. Location: Loch Tay, Scotland
Dates: 2 to 14 August or 16 to 28 August 2021
To find out more and express your interest: https://tinyurl.com/
Northern Ballet is very excited to return to Sadler’s Wells this Spring with their story of sexual power, cruelty and deceit. From Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 June 2021. Audio Description: Thursday 10 June at 2.30 pm.
Northern Ballet’s Audio Described performance will immerse audiences in Dangerous Liaisons, and with detailed descriptions of the ballet’s movements, you won’t miss a beat. More information can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ADBallet
To book: Call the Sadler’s Wells Ticket Office, requesting a headset in advance on 020 7863 8000.
Merton Sports and Social Club
Merton Sports and Social Club (MSSC) have a date set for their AGM. It will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 24 July, to be followed by a BBQ in honour of the late Bob Waters, who served behind the bar for so many years and was often seen slaving away at what used to be the club’s annual BBQ. For more details, contact the committee via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming tandem rides in June
Saturday 5 June – they are aiming to run four separate rides (levels 1-4)
Saturday 19 June – Beginner/Refresher workshop for pilots & stokers: 10 am -1 pm
MSSC members can sign up for any of the above rides by following the below link: –
Metro Blind Sports Links & Social Networks
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