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.
You can listen below to Martin Symcox, our CEO, who chats to RNIB Connect Radio’s daily connect show, about Metro Blind Sport and what VI sport and social events are available for all blind and VI people to try out.
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.
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.
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, Mike Brace CBE, totally blind, a former Paralympic Cross Country skier, and a founder member of Metro.
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; Martin Symcox – CEO, Charlie Raven – Sports Development Officer, Carol Mcfetridge – Fundraising Officer and Saul Wynne – Web Manager.
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.
- Safeguarding Children Policy – PD14 – word format
- Safeguarding Adults Policy – PD14 – word format
- Equality and Diversity Policy – word format
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: Word document below
Personal accident insurance is the responsibility of individual members.
Metro is a Registered Charity No. 1158098 (formerly 268076)