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Here we go (again)!

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After the Christmas and New Year break, competitive goalball begins again this Saturday with Novice tournaments taking place in both York (Region A) and Worcester (Region B). Will Scarborough Panthers be able to extend their lead at the top of the National League? The GB squads will also be in action at the Pajulahti Games in [...]

Goalball UK commits to transforming hundreds more lives after record funding secured

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Goalball UK, the governing body of the only Paralympic sport specifically designed for the visually-impaired, is to receive increased funding from Sport England. The sport has been awarded £1.3m to continue the remarkable progress being made in grassroots participation.   With the potential for an additional Talent Development Grant in the New Year, Goalball UK [...]

Goalball’s Paralympic ambitions severely hampered by UK Sport funding decision

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Goalball UK, the governing body of the only Paralympic sport specifically designed for the blind and visually-impaired, has expressed its disappointment at a lack of support for the elite development of its athletes in today’s UK Sport funding announcements. Despite its most successful two years to date, with both the Men and Women’s GB teams [...]

Goalball in the West Midlands

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A lot has been happening in the West Midlands over the past few months: Chris delivered taster sessions at a Guide Dogs Open Day at their National Breeding Centre in Leamington Spa, and likewise Becky at a Festival of VI Sport organised by British Blind Sport, whilst Faye has been a regular visitor to New [...]

Tournament review – Round 1

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The 2016/17 Goalball UK season began with Intermediate tournaments in September. Scarborough Panthers won in Region A with Ryan Wilcox (Nottinghamshire Sheriffs) and Emma Tammaro (South Yorkshire) top scoring. In Region B, Fen Tigers walked away with the gold medals and maximum league points with David Keeling (New College Worcester) and Laura Perry (Fen Tigers) [...]

Welcome to Wales!

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Following a period of development work, South Wales Goalball Club will hopefully be launching in early 2017. It began during the summer holidays with a taster session in Pontypool organised by the Gwent VI team. A number of members of staff and local coaches then attended a School Leaders course in Newport at the start [...]

On the Run!

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Yorkshire goalballers have been on the run recently! Back in July, Ebrahim Lambat and Mohammed Adeel (from West Yorkshire) together with Charlie Woodhead (from Scarborough) completed the Leeds 10k. Whilst Anthony O’Keefe and Phil Green (both from South Yorkshire) clocked up lots of miles in training and practice events over the summer before completing the [...]

Goalball in the North West

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A lot has been happening in the North West over the past few months: We delivered taster sessions at a Guide Dogs Fun Day at their training centre in Atherton and also at a Sports Day in St Helens that was organised by Action for Blind People. This was attended by over 50 visually impaired young people! Working with [...]

Goalball Athlete Nominated for IPC Athlete of the Month

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Great Britain's Player Laura Perry has been nominated for the IPC Allianz Athlete of the Month! Laura is an elite player for RNC Hereford and a player/coach for Fen Tigers. She was part of the GB Women's team that dominated the IBSA European B Championships last month. Not only did she come away with Gold, [...]

Important News

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I would like to update you on some news about the management of Goalball UK. Mike Reilly, our CEO, has informed the Board that he intends to move on. He will leave at the end of March and go travelling for a few months . Obviously this is sad news but after 6 years of [...]