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Tennis – NEVITC 2015 from the Metro Medal Winners Perspectives

Metro Winners at the NEVITC 2015

Seven Metro members travelled to take part in the NEVITC, Newcastle, Tennis Tournament at The Northumberland Tennis Club. Metro was represented by Paul Ryb, Jan Reynolds, Jo and Alan Turnbull, Brenda Cassell, Lara Green and myself (Alan Whetherly).

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Have We Been Here Before? – Cricket Report

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Although the answer to the question was “no”; there was a strange sense that the answer was “yes”, as the Devils travelled to Frimley cricket club – the home of Surrey VICC for their game this Sunday…

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Metro Annual Ski trip 2015 – Beitostolen in Norway

Metro Annual skiing trip

On the 8th of March 2015 a group of 23 (including 5 sighted partners) left the UK on six different flights for Beitostolen in Norway to take part in the 52nd Ridder Week. I arrived at 5.30 am at Heathrow terminal 5 (which is massive) and came across Mike and Mo Brace wandering around in the duty free. Eleven of us were newbies to cross county skiing. So what were our first impressions? It was a three hour journey by coach to the hotel. Not being one for sight seeing tours for obvious reasons, even I couldn’t fail to be impressed by the scenery en route.

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The 2016 Ski for Light in Bellaire, USA

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The 2016 Ski for Light event will be held on the grounds of Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire, Michigan. January 24th – January 31st, 2016

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Why Is Britain So Good At Blind Sailing?

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Vicki Sheen laughs as she reflects on another golden year for Britain’s blind sailing team

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