Metro Blind Sport
Metro is 50 years old this year.
Metro provides the opportunity for people who are blind or partially sighted, of all ages and abilities, to take part in many different sports and activities across Greater London and the surrounding areas.
We are proud to deliver competitive, inclusive sports for teams and individuals. And most recently, we are also expanding the range of the social activities we offer!
Metro are delighted to receive The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest possible award for a UK charity, and is the equivalent to an MBE.
This is fantastic recognition in our 50th year, and we would like to thank our generous funders, partners and volunteers for all of their hard work and support to achieve this.
Find your sport!
Inclusive sports for teams and individuals who are blind and partially sighted.
ArcheryAn inclusive and accessible sport, archery has a long history here in the UK, particularly amongst people who are totally blind. There are lots of adaptations that can be made and equipment that can be used to aid play, such as foot locators and tripods.
AthleticsAthletics is very accessible and is a popular sport amongst individuals with a visual impairment. With a variety of track and field events to choose from, there are opportunities out there to suit everyone.
BowlsVery suitable for players who are totally blind or partially sighted as only some very minor adaptations need to be made. The bowlers can play singles, pairs, triples or in a team of four.
CricketA very popular sport with few small adaptations to make it accessible for players who are blind or partially sighted. Cricket teams consist of four players who are B1 or Low Partial (low B2) and seven players who are partially sighted (typically B2 and B3).
CyclingCycling for individuals with a visual impairment is most commonly done in tandem. This consists of a sighted pilot at the front guiding.
FootballThere are two types of vision-impaired football.
TennisBlind Tennis often called Soundball Tennis, 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
SwimmingSwimming is a great recreational and elite sport and is a fun way to increase positivity, sleep quality and mood, whilst also teaching life-saving water safety.
As well as running sporting opportunities, we are developing our social activities. In 2023, we held an overnight activity break in Thetford forest where we took part in some kayaking, climbing, zipwiring and caving as well as a quiz night, toasting marshmallows and chatting around the fire and cooking our own meals. Many of the sports groups have meals and/or drinks following some of their practices and events too. We are looking to include other stand alone social experiences, meet-ups at coffee shops, meals out, trips to the theatre, cinema and so on.
If you are interested in attending a social activity, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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