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Football LMFC Training – Tues 23 Nov!

Two London Metro team players in black running for the ball against a player in yellow text says Tuesdays 6.30 to 8.30 pm Football training with the LMFC Team, Score Centre in Leyton
Venue:
Score Centre, Oliver Road, London E10 5JY
Time:
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Phone:
07508958927
Date:
23rd November 2021
Cost:
Free * Booking Required *


London Metro FC Training Sessions

The sessions for partially sighted players are occurring every Tuesday evening at the Score Centre from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm.

Players should not attend if they have not booked in advance.

I am delighted to confirm that Metro Blind Sport is returning to football at the Score Centre in Leyton. Listed below are the guidelines for our return and I would kindly ask that you read these carefully. Should you have any questions about the information or require support in booking the sessions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

COVID Arrangements: Score Centre Leyton

We are excited about restarting sessions at the Score Centre and want to make sure that players, volunteers and other helpers feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

There are some changes that are in place and we will follow rules and guidelines from the venue, these may be subject to change as we go along and we appreciate your patience and co-operation as we adapt to the situation.

New Football Arrangments – Please read

Download – Word: Football Arrangements

If you have any queries please let me know or speak to Martin Symcox before you attend or speak with Gareth Jones during the session.

Contact Details

Booking

It is essential to know the numbers in advance of who is coming. Please book your sessions so that we can gain relevant information for track and trace purposes. Players should not attend if they have not booked in advance.

Event Details

London Metro FC Training Session

Booking Required

Date:  23 November 2021  Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Available places: 12

Venue: Score Centre, Oliver Road, London E10 5JY

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/Footie23Nov

Contact: Martin Email  martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call 07508958927

 

 

Please check before travelling that this event is still taking place as events and dates can change.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Pre-screening

All participants and workforce should take the pre-screening questionnaire before leaving home –and keep the results for 21 days.

Members, coaches and volunteers must NOT attend if they:

Have Covid-19 symptoms. List of symptoms can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Have someone in their household who does have symptoms and is in isolation

Have been asked to remain at home by the UK Government track and trace system, or those that are in the clinically vulnerable group. Government advice is detailed here.

 

Pre-screening questionnaire

Before leaving the house to participate in activity, please check you:

Do not have symptoms of a high temperature (feeling hot, feeling cold, shivers, feeling under the weather).

Do not have a new persistent cough.

You have not got a loss of taste or smell.

You have not been in contact with a person with suspected COVID-19 within the past 48 hours.

You have not been advised to self-isolate due to a third party from another setting (i.e. school) that has been infected with COVID-19.

No-one within your household has COVID-19 symptoms as outlined above, which would require the whole household to go into isolation as guided by UK Government.

Individuals must not attend a session if any of the above are true.

 

Meet and Greet

We have always offered a meet and greet service for members for our football sessions from Leyton Tube Station. The current situation makes offering this service a challenge in the short term. Therefore, we would advise players to safely make their own way to the Score Centre wherever possible. If this is not possible then arrangements can be made. We will discuss guiding requirements with those players that have booked in to play 24 hours before the session, via email or text.

If guiding does occur to and from the station, this may be completed at differing times and may include verbal guiding.

The Score Centre requires players to enter the facility as a group and depart from the facility as a group. We ask that players, coaches and volunteers wait safely outside the front doors. Please note, the Score Centre includes other services, including a nursery, and other people may be waiting outside. 

Toilets and changing rooms

Only the toilet areas are in use and the changing rooms are closed, therefore we recommend that you get changed before leaving home and have secondary clothing to wear once training has finished. Lockers are available if required.


Hand Sanitising

There are several hand sanitising stations around the venue, but we ask you to bring your own, and encourage you to take advantage of drink breaks for regular hand sanitising. There is a wall-attached hand sanitising station on the right hand side as you enter the building. You are likely to be instructed by the centre staff to use this on entry.

Centre Changes

There is a one way system onto the courts, and the Score Centre have been asking customers to leave via the fire exits on court. Please not that this is quite dark and therefore please take extra care.

Spectators are not allowed.

Face Covering

It is not a requirement to wear a face covering at the Score Centre and advice is not to wear one whilst playing football, please do however feel free to wear one where you feel that social distancing is not able to be maintained. Face coverings will be required if guiding occurs to and from the tube station.

 

Equipment

Please ensure you bring your own equipment to use. Please ensure that footballs and other equipment is sanitised regularly.

 

Opt-in notice

By attending football sessions, you are personally opting into the session on the basis that you have received relevant information to make an informed choice. If you feel you do not have all the information required, please request further information, or do not attend.

Any person found deliberately or consistently breaking the guidance at the discretion of the Sport Leads or Metro Blind Sport staff set out by Metro Blind Sport will be asked to leave the activity with immediate effect.

In this instance details will be passed onto Metro Blind Sport as the organisation responsible for the measures in line with Government advice.

Summary

We look forward to seeing you all again, we hope these measures will enable you to enjoy the sessions, if unsure about anything please ask using the contact details below.

Martin Symcox
October 2020

Contact Details

 

 

Football LMFC Training – Tues 2 Nov!

Two London Metro team players in black running for the ball against a player in yellow text says Tuesdays 6.30 to 8.30 pm Football training with the LMFC Team, Score Centre in Leyton
Venue:
Score Centre, Oliver Road, London E10 5JY
Time:
6.30 pm - 8.30 pm
Phone:
07508958927
Date:
02nd November 2021
Cost:
Free * Booking Required *


London Metro FC Training Sessions

The sessions for partially sighted players are occurring every Tuesday evening at the Score Centre from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm.

Players should not attend if they have not booked in advance.

I am delighted to confirm that Metro Blind Sport is returning to football at the Score Centre in Leyton. Listed below are the guidelines for our return and I would kindly ask that you read these carefully. Should you have any questions about the information or require support in booking the sessions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

COVID Arrangements: Score Centre Leyton

We are excited about restarting sessions at the Score Centre and want to make sure that players, volunteers and other helpers feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

There are some changes that are in place and we will follow rules and guidelines from the venue, these may be subject to change as we go along and we appreciate your patience and co-operation as we adapt to the situation.

New Football Arrangments – Please read

Download – Word: Football Arrangements

If you have any queries please let me know or speak to Martin Symcox before you attend or speak with Gareth Jones during the session.

Contact Details

Booking

It is essential to know the numbers in advance of who is coming. Please book your sessions so that we can gain relevant information for track and trace purposes. Players should not attend if they have not booked in advance.

Event Details

London Metro FC Training Session

Booking Required

Date:  2 November 2021  Time: 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Available places: 12

Venue: Score Centre, Oliver Road, London E10 5JY

Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/Footie2Nov

Contact: Martin Email  martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org or call 07508958927

 

 

Please check before travelling that this event is still taking place as events and dates can change.  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Pre-screening

All participants and workforce should take the pre-screening questionnaire before leaving home –and keep the results for 21 days.

Members, coaches and volunteers must NOT attend if they:

Have Covid-19 symptoms. List of symptoms can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

Have someone in their household who does have symptoms and is in isolation

Have been asked to remain at home by the UK Government track and trace system, or those that are in the clinically vulnerable group. Government advice is detailed here.

 

Pre-screening questionnaire

Before leaving the house to participate in activity, please check you:

Do not have symptoms of a high temperature (feeling hot, feeling cold, shivers, feeling under the weather).

Do not have a new persistent cough.

You have not got a loss of taste or smell.

You have not been in contact with a person with suspected COVID-19 within the past 48 hours.

You have not been advised to self-isolate due to a third party from another setting (i.e. school) that has been infected with COVID-19.

No-one within your household has COVID-19 symptoms as outlined above, which would require the whole household to go into isolation as guided by UK Government.

Individuals must not attend a session if any of the above are true.

 

Meet and Greet

We have always offered a meet and greet service for members for our football sessions from Leyton Tube Station. The current situation makes offering this service a challenge in the short term. Therefore, we would advise players to safely make their own way to the Score Centre wherever possible. If this is not possible then arrangements can be made. We will discuss guiding requirements with those players that have booked in to play 24 hours before the session, via email or text.

If guiding does occur to and from the station, this may be completed at differing times and may include verbal guiding.

The Score Centre requires players to enter the facility as a group and depart from the facility as a group. We ask that players, coaches and volunteers wait safely outside the front doors. Please note, the Score Centre includes other services, including a nursery, and other people may be waiting outside. 

Toilets and changing rooms

Only the toilet areas are in use and the changing rooms are closed, therefore we recommend that you get changed before leaving home and have secondary clothing to wear once training has finished. Lockers are available if required.


Hand Sanitising

There are several hand sanitising stations around the venue, but we ask you to bring your own, and encourage you to take advantage of drink breaks for regular hand sanitising. There is a wall-attached hand sanitising station on the right hand side as you enter the building. You are likely to be instructed by the centre staff to use this on entry.

Centre Changes

There is a one way system onto the courts, and the Score Centre have been asking customers to leave via the fire exits on court. Please not that this is quite dark and therefore please take extra care.

Spectators are not allowed.

Face Covering

It is not a requirement to wear a face covering at the Score Centre and advice is not to wear one whilst playing football, please do however feel free to wear one where you feel that social distancing is not able to be maintained. Face coverings will be required if guiding occurs to and from the tube station.

 

Equipment

Please ensure you bring your own equipment to use. Please ensure that footballs and other equipment is sanitised regularly.

 

Opt-in notice

By attending football sessions, you are personally opting into the session on the basis that you have received relevant information to make an informed choice. If you feel you do not have all the information required, please request further information, or do not attend.

Any person found deliberately or consistently breaking the guidance at the discretion of the Sport Leads or Metro Blind Sport staff set out by Metro Blind Sport will be asked to leave the activity with immediate effect.

In this instance details will be passed onto Metro Blind Sport as the organisation responsible for the measures in line with Government advice.

Summary

We look forward to seeing you all again, we hope these measures will enable you to enjoy the sessions, if unsure about anything please ask using the contact details below.

Martin Symcox
October 2020

Contact Details

 

 

Outdoor VI Bowls – 11 Sept Copy

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: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org – call 07508958927. 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

 

Sight Specific Moves – Virtual Dance Course!

Sight Specific Moves - Virtual Dance Course with Rationale Arts!

Sight Specific Moves Dance Course bought to you by Rationale Arts.

Rationale Arts are offering people with a visual impairment aged 16 and over the opportunity to learn to dance virtually via Zoom!

Don’t let covid get you down. Learn cool dance moves that will improve your spatial awareness and emotional wellbeing from the comfort of your own home.

You can listen to the Audio Trailer below.

Music featured in the audio trailer: All that by Bensounds.”

What’s that I hear? You don’t have enough space in your own home to take part? Our sessions are tailor-made to suit each person’s individual access needs. If you have a small space in your living room that’s fine, if you have mobility issues and need to stay seated, we can teach you great dance moves from the comfort of your own chair.

So let’s have some fun and dance our way to happiness and health with Rationale Arts Sight Specific Moves Dance Course.

For more information, please email info@rationalearts.com and put in the heading “Sight Specific Moves” and we’ll get back to you.

We look forward to teaching you some great moves!

 

Kind regards

Nathan

 

 

Sight Specific Moves – Virtual Dance Course!

Sight Specific Moves - Virtual Dance Course with Rationale Arts!

Sight Specific Moves Dance Course bought to you by Rationale Arts.

Rationale Arts are offering people with a visual impairment aged 16 and over the opportunity to learn to dance virtually via Zoom!

Don’t let covid get you down. Learn cool dance moves that will improve your spatial awareness and emotional wellbeing from the comfort of your own home.

You can listen to the Audio Trailer below.

Music featured in the audio trailer: All that by Bensounds.”

What’s that I hear? You don’t have enough space in your own home to take part? Our sessions are tailor-made to suit each person’s individual access needs. If you have a small space in your living room that’s fine, if you have mobility issues and need to stay seated, we can teach you great dance moves from the comfort of your own chair.

So let’s have some fun and dance our way to happiness and health with Rationale Arts Sight Specific Moves Dance Course.

For more information, please email info@rationalearts.com and put in the heading “Sight Specific Moves” and we’ll get back to you.

We look forward to teaching you some great moves!

 

Kind regards

Nathan