Disabilty Games 17 May 2020

Rotary East London & Essex Disability Games  17 May 2020

Rotary East London & Essex Disability Games  17 May 2020

 After the success of last year’s games, we are delighted to announce The Rotary East London & Essex Disability Games being held for the 2nd year and enclose an entry form and flyer for the event.

It is free to all participants, and is for 18+ age group

 We do hope that you intend participating in this, our 2nd event  inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics in London which raised everyone’s awareness of sport and we look forward to hearing from you. The Event will conclude with the medal ceremony.

Event Details:

Date: 17 May 2020 Time:  registration 12.30 and 1pm.   Finish 5pm


Entry Form: https://blindsport.uk/DisabilityGames2019

An Entry Form needs to be returned to us by 15th April 2020 

Contact: Hilary Wrightman / Sharon Nathanson Event Co-Ordinators
Tel: 07836 671582 or 0208 551 5634 or E Mail: hilary.wrightman@gmail.com or sharonnathanson@hotmail.co.uk




Odette’s Prudential Ride 2019!

Odette and Jean’s Prudential Ride 2019 for Croydon Vision!

Odette and Jean’s Prudential Ride 2019 for Croydon Vision

Jean and I are riding our tandem in the Prudential Ride, a cycling event taking place in London on the 4th August,  we will be doing 46 miles and are fundraising for Croydon Vision who support blind and partially sighted people living in Croydon south of London.

We have been practising and last Sunday we cycled to a Beer Festival in Godstone, the hills just after Purley were quite steep but we need to prepare for the hill between Wimbledon and Wimbledon village when we do our ride in August!.

Here are some photos from our ride.

We cycled 3 hours from Croydon to Godstone to a well deserved cool local beer and some great country music, lovely food, Ice cream and we even managed a dance or two in front of the stage!

by Odette Battarel

If you want to support us and Croydon Vision  you can by visiting Jean’s website where you can donate: www.prarisrockclub.com 





Athletic Open – Deadline Extended

Athletics Open 2019

Theis now less than 3 weeks away and we cannot wait to welcome everyone to Mile End Stadium.

To ensure no one will miss out,
we have decided to extend the deadline to the 12th of June!

If you have not done so already, please do try and apply before this deadline as this will be your final chance. Hope to see you there!

Charlie Raven –  SDO Metro Blind Sport.

Athletics Open Event Details

  • Date: Sat 22 June 2019  Venue: Mile End Stadium, London, E14 7TW
  • Entry: FREE including packed lunch, t-shirt, medals & certificate
  • Download Entry Form here: https://blindsport.uk/AthleticsOpen2019
  • Please complete and return the form attached below, by email to charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org
  • Need help to complete the entry form – Call Charlie on 07966260089

VICTA £50 for Travel: Athletic Open


Metro Blind Sport – Welcomes athletes of all ages and experience throughout the UK to join us in our annual competition’s ‘43rd year! 

The morning ‘Come and Try Coaching Session’ will once again provide those new to the sport a brilliant opportunity to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, supported by qualified coaches. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or are looking to improve your performance this is the place for you.

The 2019 programme will be run under UKA/IBSA rules and is open to males and females of all ages. The athletics competitions are principally for registered blind and partially sighted people.

Every competitor will receive a free t-shirt along with either a medal and/or performance certificate. Free packed lunches will be provided for all competitors, coaches, officials and volunteers. *Guide Runners may be arranged with advance notice, you will need to provide an estimate of your track times.

Guest competitors are welcome but no medals or certificates can be awarded.

Come and Try Session starts 10.00am – 11.30am, open to all ages, an ideal opportunity to access specialist coaching in track and field disciplines.

Competition starts 12.00 noon, listed below are all events grouped under the relevant age ranges. Results will be uploaded to Power of 10 as soon as possible. 

Event closes after final Medal Ceremony – 5.00pm  



  • Under 12 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 60m, 100m, Standing Long Jump, Ball Throw, For B1 athletes only)
  • Under 14 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only) 100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes only – called 60m),
  • Under 17 (Age at 01.01.2019) – Boys and Girls (4 events only)100m, 800m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin, (For B1 athletes  only – called 60m),
  • Senior Ladies and Men (18 – 34)100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Shot, Discus, Javelin
  • Vets Ladies and Men (Over 35) 100m, 800m, 5000m, Long Jump, Shot


The track (Mile End Stadium) and the accommodation (Queen Mary University) are within walking distance of Mile End Tube Station (Central and District line).



Poetry: Tasting Colour Video!

Poetry Tasting Colour Video A Blind Bit of Difference

A Blind Bit of Difference’ & ‘Tasting Colour’,

An Anthology of Sensory Poetry by Students from the Joseph Clarke School Centre of Excellence for Vision Impaired and Complex Needs.

Check out the video below of presents Tasting Colour! held at , led by .

A Blind Bit of Difference -Tasting Colour video Below

link to the original location of the video: https://vimeo.com/333641600/c326452684