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Metro at the House of Lords!

Metro blind sport at the House of Lords Sport and Recreation Committee. photo of Martin and Rainbow over a blurred photo of the inside of the house of Lords

House of Lords National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee

Last week Martin Symcox, Metro Blind Sport CEO, was invited to give evidence at the House of Lords National Sport and Recreation Committee. Martin was in a breakout room with Lord Addington, Baroness Morris and Baroness Brady.

The Committee was appointed to consider the effectiveness of current sport and recreation policies and initiatives and the case for a national plan for sport and recreation.

Before the Meeting, Martin contacted a few of our members to get their views. A huge thank you to all who provided their feedback.

Armed with the positive evidence on what sport can help achieve. Martin highlighted the key issues facing young, visually impaired people regarding sport and physical activity directly to the house of Lords.

  • Improve societies awareness and understanding that sight loss isn’t a barrier to participation in, engagement with or enjoyment of sport or physical activity.
  • Increase the skills and knowledge of local sports organisations, providers and facilities about sight loss to make participation in sport and physical activity more accessible and inclusive.
  • Increase the confidence of blind and partially sighted people to take part in sport or get active.

Rainbow Mbuangi, a young man from St. Vincent’s school, joined Martin and shared how his confidence grew considerably since fully partaking in a range of sports he couldn’t previously!  Now Rainbow is a Merseyside Blind and Visually Impaired Football Club player and part of the England Blind Football squad.

It was a rewarding experience for both Martin and Rainbow as they engaged the Lord’s Committee in the issues faced, and it is pleasing to know that they are keen to find solutions.

What happens next?

The committee has been receiving written and oral evidence since December and continue to do so. Historically, evidence committee’s produce a report for the Government based on their findings.  We will update you when we know more.

 

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Free Cricket Nets: Oval and Lords!

Free Cricket Nets at Lords 2019!

Metro Blind Sport have organised three exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at the Oval and Lords in January, Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at the Oval

Date: 12 January 2019 Time: 2 pm  – 4 pm
Venue: Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Contact: Rory Field:  Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

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Free Cricket Nets Lords 23 March

FFree Cricket Nets at Lords - 16 Feb, 23 March - Book Now!
Venue:
Lords Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
077 4232 3224
Date:
23rd March 2019
Cost:
Free


Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at Lords in March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

Nick Ebbeck Talks about Playing Blind Cricket

Metro Member Nick Ebbeck talks about playing Blind Cricket with Charlie Raven our sports development officer in the audio podcast below. Recorded at the Oval cricket nets session – 12 January 2019

 

 

Metro cricketer jumps and runs to get the run!
Metro cricketer jumps over the wicket to get the run!

 

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Free Cricket Nets Lords 16 Feb

FFree Cricket Nets at Lords - 16 Feb, 23 March - Book Now!
Venue:
Lords Cricket Ground, St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
077 4232 3224
Date:
16th February 2019
Cost:
Free


Metro Blind Sport have organised exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at Lords in Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

Cricket

 

Free Oval Cricket Nets 12 Jan

Free Cricket Nets at Lords 2019!
Venue:
Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Time:
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Phone:
077 4232 3224
Date:
12th January 2019
Cost:
Free


Metro Blind Sport have organised three exciting opportunities to try cricket in 2019.

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning for our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the best Cricket nets in London, Yes that right, learn at the Oval and Lords in January, Feb, March, Start off your 2019 right and join in.  Event details below.

Cricket Nets at the Oval

Date: 12 January 2019 Time: 2 pm  – 4 pm
Venue: Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
Contact: Rory Field:  Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Cricket Nets at  Lords 

Date: 16 February Time: 4pm – 6pm
Date: 23 March   Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Contact: Rory Field: Email: rory.field74@gmail.com  or Phone: 077 4232 3224 (Rory Field)

Are there any better locations in the UK to try it out!  There is no doubt you will be learning from some talented cricketers and you will be in good company as the Metro Cricket Team won the Blind Cricket England and Wales league in 2018.

 

Cricket