Monthly Archives: December 2017

Metro Cricket Fixtures 2018

Metro Cricket Team T20 Cup

Cricket Fixtures for Metro VI Cricket Teams in 2018

The fixtures preceded by a * are dependent on us winning in the previous round of that particular competition and the S = a Sunday match.

Month            Fixture Venue

Apr 21             Sussex v Metro Away
May 5              Metro v Cheshire (KO) Highgate
May 6 S           Berkshire v Devils Away
May 12            Metro v Kent Highgate
May 20 S         Northamptonshire v Metro Away
May 26             Hampshire v Devils Petersfield
Jun 2                Metro v Somerset Highgate
Jun 3 S             Berkshire v Devils (T20) Away
* Jun 9            Metro v Warwickshire (KO) Highgate
Jun 16             Metro Athletics Open – –
Jun 23             Metro v Yorkshire Highgate
*Jun 30           KO Semi Final (Metro) Highgate
Jul 1             Gloucestershire v Devils Away
Jul 7                 Metro v Warwickshire Highgate
Jul 14/15        International Ball Challenge – –
Jul 21              Devils v Surrey Highgate
*Jul 29 S       Regional T20 Semi (Devils) Away
Aug 4              Devils v Dorset Highgate
Aug 5 s           Yorkshire v Metro (T20) Away
Aug 18            Lancashire v Metro Away
Aug 25            Highgate
*  Aug 26 S    Regional T20 Final (Devils) Cheltenham
Sep 1           KO Final (Metro) TBA
Sep 15/16     Development Tournament Leicester
* Sep 22        T20 Final (Metro) TBA

You can download the Cricket Fixtures 2018  & Availability form for 2018 here in word format:

Team players please download the fixture and availability word document above and send to Paul Toplis at this email:


Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all from us all at Metro Blind Sport

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all our members, volunteers, sports leads, partners and all our sharing twitter followers and friends.

Thank you for all your support and help, which has allowed us to bring so many new VI events to even more VI people in 2017, may your festive holiday be full of fun and Joy from all at @MetroVISports



VIscovery day – Superbugs 20 Jan!

VIscovery Day - Superbugs - 20 Jan -Science Museum
The Science Museum
tbc - tbc
20th January 2018

The Science Museum is holding a VIscovery day on Saturday 20th January 2018.

VIscovery days include a series of events which are specifically designed for families with members who are visually impaired, partially sighted or blind. All events are free and suitable for children aged 5 and over.

VIscovery Day on 20th January 2018 will be themed around Superbugs, our exhibition exploring how society is responding to antibiotic resistance. Expects lots of fun events, including animal workshops, object handling sessions and creative activities.

IEvents will be individually bookable so that families get the most personal interactive experience possible so make sure you sign up when further information is sent out.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email myself at or the Family Programmes Team at; or call on 02079424086



Babes in the Wood Pantomime!

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Pantomime with croydon vision
St. George’s Hall, 25-27 Albemarle Rd, Beckenham, BR3 5HZ
tbc - tbc
02086882486 / 07931858064 
20th January 2018

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Pantomime!

Join Croydon Vision for a fun-filled pantomime that will deliver everything you expect from a gallant hero, a feisty damsel and a villainous baddie to boo off the stage!

With music, dancing and laughter from start to finish Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods is a fun-filled outing for the whole family.

Date: Saturday 20th January 2018
Venue: St. George’s Hall, 25-27 Albemarle Rd, Beckenham, BR3 5HZ

If you would like to book
please contact Alan Whetherly Call 02086882486 / 07931858064



Goalball London – 20 March!

Goalball London at the Castle Leisure Centre, call 07894832820
The Castle Centre (Near Elephant and Castle Tube Station)
6.00pm - 8.00pm
20th March 2018
First session free then £3 a session.

Are you interested in playing Goalball?  Or becoming a coach or an official in London?

Goalball UK in partnership with Metro Blind Sport has launched a new club in Central London. The London Elephants!  

Anyone is welcome to attend – young or old, male or female, new or experienced. It is a great fun game and very sociable.

Venue: The Castle Leisure Centre, 22 Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SQ
Fortnightly on Tuesdays
6pm – 8pm
Cost: First session free then £3 a session.

 Meet and Greet: Closest Tube station Elephant & Castle. Meet and greet can be arranged for 5.45pm at the University exit by contacting Alex on 07894832820 in advance. Assistance back to the station after the session is also available.

For more information, and to register your interest,
please contact Alex   Email: or call 07894832820

Metro would advise to always phone or email the event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

What is Goalball?

Goalball was originally developed by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria) and Sepp Reindl (Germany) in 1946, as a rehabilitation programme for visually impaired World War II veterans.

Within the next few decades goalball evolved into a competitive sport, and was featured as a demonstration sport at the 1976 Montreal Summer Paralympic Games.  The success of this led to the first goalball world championships being held in Austria in 1978, before it was officially included within the Paralympic movement in the 1980 Summer Games in Arnhem and thereafter.

Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum of three substitutions on each team.  It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play domestically.

The object of the game is to score a goal by bowling the ball along the floor so that it crosses the goal line of the opposing team. The defending team has to prevent the ball going in to their goal by stopping it while remaining in their team area.  They must then try to control the ball and attack by bowling the ball back again thereby trying to score in the other goal.

What makes Goalball unique?

  • All players wear eyeshades so that they are totally blindfolded
  • Goalball is played on an indoor court that is 18m long and 9m wide.
  • The court has tactile markings (string that is taped to the floor), which helps players determine where they are.
  • The ball contains internal bells, which help players locate it during play