IBSA Goalball European C Mens Championships comes to the UK between 4th – 9th September 2013
Goalball UK will host the prestigious European Mens C Championships in September with the squad keen to fly the flag against ten competing nations.
The GB side, featuring the stars of the 2012 Paralympics, will line up against teams from Russia, Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia and Romania in what is a crucial step on the road to Rio 2016.
The action will be at the University of Worcester from September 4th to 9th with the top three teams getting promoted to the European B Championships.
“It is a fantastic accolade to be selected to host this world-class tournament,” said Mike Reilly, chief executive of Goalball UK. “The sport has continued to grow after the fantastic success of the Paralympics.
“This is a crucial event for the men’s team and they are determined to build on the excellent work of 2012 and do GB proud again.”
GB star Adam Knott added: “The sport is growing really well at grass roots and elite level thanks to the hard work everyone is putting into goalball. We will face some stiff competition at the tournament but we are focused on putting on a great show on home soil.
“We’ve been training hard and are determined to get that promotion.”