Metro Blind Sport is known to most Members as Metro.

Metro is a London based Charity, our aim is to open doors to sport for all vision impaired people, regardless of age or sporting ability. Our aim is to encourage participation and to create opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities.

Below are some of Metro Blind Sport’s members most popular Sports.

We also work with other organisations to promote many other sports.
Including Tandem Cycling, Goalball – links to clubs, Sailing and Skiing.

Social Activities

Most of our social activities take place around sport but we do spread and share our partner’s social events to as many as we can, via our newsletter and news flashes in our dedicated social section. Including theatre and art gallery described trips, pub and VI club nights and dinners.

History

Metro Blind Sport was founded in 1973 by an inspirational group of young blind and partially sighted people who were not prepared to accept the expectations and restrictions of the day – chess and country walks were not enough for them! Metro is determined to keep alive this spirit of adventure, challenging barriers and opening doors to all sports for our members.

Some of our founding members went on to become leading national and international athletes. They were also instrumental in creating many of the national and international organisations through which sports for people with visual impairment are now organised.

Patrons

Metro Blind Sport is proud to have the support of our Patrons:
• Our President, Peter Baxter, for 34 years the organising brain behind BBC Radio 4’s Test Match Special.
• Our Vice President, Pauline Johnston, wife of the redoubtable late cricket commentator (and our first President) Brian Johnston.
• Our Vice President, Mike Brace CBE, totally blind, a former Paralympic Cross Country skier, and a founder member of Metro.

Management

Metro is a Registered Charity No. 1158098 (formerly 268076) and our activities are governed by a Constitution approved by the Charities Commission.

Click here to view our CIO Constitution.

The club is run by an elected Board of Trustees who meet on a monthly basis and are supported by staff members Roy Smith MBE – Director of Sports Development, Ian Francis – Sports Development Officer, Saul Wynne – Web Manager and Carol Mcfetridge – Fundraising Officer.

Metro Blind Sport & Thomas Pocklington Trust health and safety policies

All Metro Staff are bound by TPT employment policies and procedures including those regarding Safeguarding Adults and Children.    We also expect volunteers and members to follow the processes laid down in the safeguarding procedures. Any issues related to safeguarding will, therefore, be managed via these processes and overseen by the TPT Safeguarding Lead.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults

You can download the TPT safeguarding policies below.

In accordance with statutory requirements for the protection of children and vulnerable adults, Metro trustees and sports organisers are subject to Criminal Records Bureau (DBS) checks.

Public and Employee Liability Insurance

The Public and Employee Liability Insurance cert PDF below will open in a new window

Personal accident insurance is the responsibility of individual members.

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Metro is a Registered Charity No. 1158098 (formerly 268076)

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