Sports for all ages and abilities

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Many people are surprised that those with visual impairments can take part in archery; however it has a long history here in the UK, particularly amongst those who are totally blind.
With the foot locater and aiming guide it is possible to access and compete in this sport, we shoot our arrows from what is known as a re-curve bow, similar to the type used in London 2012.
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Archery Contact: Fred Carpenter  Email Fred  or Tel. 07743 942062

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Athletics is an integral component of the Paralympic games, each sport being divided up according to sight category, with track events carrying the option of a sighted guide runner (attached via rope) for those with low or no vision.
The Annual Metro Athletic Open is our number one event for blind and partially sighted athletes, in the region, regardless of experience. Open to everyone from Under 18s to veteran athletes.
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Athletics Contact: Ian Francis  Email Ian or Tel. 07814 751643

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Bowls is very suitable for totally blind and partially sighted players, as only some very minor adaptations need to be made. The visually impaired bowler can play singles, pairs, triples or in a team of four.
There is no reason why VI bowlers can’t play against fully sighted players and they often do. It is a sport for people of all ages.
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Bowls Contact: Eric Gallacher  Email Eric or Tel. 07814 751643

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Cricket for blind and partially sighted people is played with a size 3 plastic football with ball bearings inside to enable players to hear the ball. The game is similar to mainstream cricket.
Teams consist of 4 blind/severely visually impaired players and 7 partially sighted players. Metro play their home matches at Highgate Wood. The Metro Devils Team welcome both men and women, and players of all abilities and ages. So, even if you’ve never played cricket before, and you fancy giving it a go, please do get in touch.
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Cricket Contact: Rory Field  Email Rory or Tel. 01234 567890

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Football for blind and partially sighted people. Metro is a partner organisation of London Futsal Club. This setup provides adult partially sighted footballerswith the opportunity to train and compete against other partially sighted teams on a regular basis.
We also work in closely with tottenham hotspur to offer under 18 football project and team sessions events on a regular basis.
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Football Contact: Gareth Jones Email Gareth or Tel. 020 8365 5159

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Multi Activity Sports Days for blind and partially sighted people. Metro in partnership with local leisure providers and user led groups including East London Vision and South East London Vision run a number of successful Multi Activity Sports Days.
The aim of these days is to offer a range of FREE sport, across an afternoon, giving visually impaired participants a flavour of what activities they could be doing in London. Some of the sports and activities included have been everything from Tandem Cycling, Sailing and Goalball to Soundball Tennis and Athlefit.
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Multi Event Contact: Ian Francis  Email Ian or Tel. 07814 751643

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Sailing for blind & partially sighted people. Many blind and partially sighted people are naturally skilled at sailing on the wind – imagine being at the helm and in control of the boat, nudging the wheel back or forth as you feel the wind shift across your face!
Metro do not own a yacht or organise voyages, but there are many UK based projects that offer sailing opportunities to blind and partially sighted people, including accessible Day Skipper Courses for those who’ve found their sea legs and caught the sailing bug! Photo Credit: Microsoft
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Sailing Contact: Amanda Green Email Amanda or Tel. 01234 567890

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Skiing for blind & partially sighted people. Most skiing that blind and partially sighted people will be cross country or Nordic skiing. This is immense fun, and great exercise in the outdoors.
Cross country skiing involves skiing in ready prepared tracks or grooves in the snow. Blind and partially sighted people ski with a guide who will assist in the way that best meets the skier’s needs and preferences.
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Skiing Contact: Mike Brace Email Mike or Tel. 01234 567890

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Tennis for blind & partially sighted people. Metro started running training sessions in tennis in 2007, The game Sound Ball Ternnis 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.
Just like standard tennis, you can play singles or doubles. Metro offers Regular evening practice sessions in London with a coach on hand and an annual national tournament in the Autumn.
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Tennis Contact: Odette Battarel Email Odette or Tel. 01234 567890

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