Sports And Activities

Our aim is to open doors to sports for blind and partially sighted people of all ages. You might want to learn a new sport, simply take part in the sport of your choice, or you may have ambitions to represent your country in international competitions. We are here for everyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of sport.

Main Sports

The main sports organized by Metro include athletics, bowls, cricket and tennis. We engage professional coaches and take part in well established competitions across the UK.

We also support our members to take part in other sports including football, sailing, skiing and tandem cycling. We subsidise the costs of entry fees, kit and travel.

We don't ignore the social side of life either. We organise a calender of social events, such as meals out, theatre trips, and ten pin bowling. In addition to details of these, on our 'Social' page, you will find information about other organisations that run activities that we think you may be interested in, such as arts events and rambling.

Sight Categories

Competitive sports are played within the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) sight categories. These are B1, B2 and B3. In summary B1 means totally blind, B2 means very low vision and B3 means partially sighted. In team sports, such as cricket, there has to be a certain number of players from each category. In sports such as athletics and skiing you compete within your sight categories, and B1 competitors are required to wear shades. For more details click here for the IBSA website.

You can access further infomation and also download a British Blind Sport sight classification form from the BBS website

You can click on the links on this page to find out more about particular sports and activities. You may also email Roy Smith, our Chair, to suggest other activities that we should consider
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