GB Men in Belgium

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From 25th – 28th September our GB men’s squad competed in the Flemish Cup in Bruges. Coming up against strong opposition of Denmark, Belgium and South Korea the squad surpassed all expectations with two players making their international debut. Congratulations to Dan Roper (RNC Hereford), David Knott (Winchester), Matthew Loftus (North East) and Sam Hoskin […]

Safeguarding Update – Club Welfare Officers

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Creating an environment where children and adults feel safe to participate in goalball and have the confidence to speak out against abuse or bullying is integral to ensuring safeguarding and protecting children and adults is embedded and adhered to throughout goalball in the UK.

Don’t have a club welfare officer?

It is essential that any goalball club […]

International Development Tournament Summary

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The 2015/16 Goalball season kicked off last weekend with an International Development Tournament in Birmingham. Teams from Denmark, Great Britain, Hungary and Netherlands took part in the tournament, allowing future International Goalballers the opportunity to take part in their first International tournament.

The tournament was split into 2 sections, a Youth competition and a Development competition.

The […]

International Development Tournament – Teams announced

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The players representing Great Britain in the International Development and Youth tournament in Birmingham this weekend are:

GB Men’s Development
Dave Butler (Nottinghamshire)
Sam Hoskin (Winchester)
Matt Loftus (North East)
Caleb Nanevie (South Yorkshire)

GB Women’s Development
Sarah Leiter (Cambridge Dons)
Andrea Logan (Glasgow)
Laura Perry (RNC Hereford)
Anna Tipton (Cambridge Dons)

GB Youth
Georgie Bullen (Leicester)
Antonia Bunyan (York)
Kali Holder (Winchester)

To download the tournament […]

Goalball UK Competition Committee Vacancy

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Want to help shape the future of goalball? We have a vacancy on our Competition Committee and we are looking to appoint a new Club Representative to attend meetings and provide input to help develop goalball in the UK. Please see below the outline of the role and the skills and knowledge required:

Club Rep

The Role

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National League Calendar 2015/16

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To find out the dates and locations of the upcoming tournaments for the next season please click here. We will be updating this calendar in the next coming weeks.

Coast to Coast Thank Yous

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Goalball UK would like to thank the following who all supported our Coast to Coast Tandem Bike Challenge in one way or another:

Tim Reddish – Chair of the British Paralympic Association (BPA)
Rachel Mills at Virgin Active in Leeds
Wheels for Wellbeing in Croydon
Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB)
Charlotte’s Tandems
JD Tandems
Times Two Tandems
My Sight Nottinghamshire
Dalesbridge Centre […]

Coast to Coast – Day 4

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Following 3 days and 109 miles, the Coast to Coast team woke bright and early on Thursday to ride the 61 miles from York to the finish line in Bridlington. Even though the 6.30am wake up was a shock to the system for some, everyone was ready to hit the road determined to finish the […]

Coast to Coast – Day 3

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The riders woke up on day 3 to bright sunshine (a big improvement from the day before), which immediately put a spring into everyone’s step. Today the riders would take on the 47 miles from Pateley Bridge to York, travelling via Ripon and Boroughbridge.

Before the day started, we interviewed tandem pilot Rachel McHale on how she […]

Coast to Coast – Day 2

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Following a much needed nights sleep, the riders woke up motivated and ready to tackle the 34 miles from Austwick to that nights stop over at Pateley Bridge. Even the rain and wet conditions couldn’t dampen the mood in the group.

Before getting back on her bike, Kali Holder took part in a live interview on […]