Visually Impaired people in South West London enjoyed a free day of sporting activities recently.

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), in collaboration with Sutton Vision, Better Sutton Sports Village, Crystal Palace Football Club and Metro Blind Sport, ran a free Multi-VI Sports Festival in Sutton on 29th July.

The 20 participants got to try out sports including VI football, VI tennis, an audio described dance class and a gym circuit session.

Alex Pepper, a Project Coordinator at TPT who helped organise the event, said the event was a pilot activity day for the VI community in South West London to encourage people to get more active and socialise with others.

“The day was an absolute success. It was so nice to see so many people enjoying the activities we had arranged and to see people forming new friendships,” Alex said.

“We received some great feedback from participants and staff from the venue. The staff at Sutton Sports Village were especially helpful and professional, and said they were inspired by everyone who took part. We hope to be able to deliver more of these events in Sutton.”