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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 [...]

The Competition Committee (The CC)

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The Competition Committee (The CC) for the 2016/17 season is as follows: Chairperson Dina Murdie Player Reps Billy Whitecombe (West Yorkshire) - Novice and Intermediate (Region A) Warren Wilson (Cambridge Dons) - Novice and Intermediate (Region B) Sarah Leiter (Cambridge Dons) - Elite and GB Coaching Reps Phil Green (South Yorkshire) - Clubs Faye Dale [...]

Great Britain Goalball Bring Home Gold and Silver from Portugal

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Between the 4th to the 8th October the GB Men’s and Women’s Goalball Squads were in Portugal for the 2016 IBSA Goalball European B Championships. It’s fair to say that it was a historic five days for Great British Goalball which ended with both squads gaining promotion to the highest level of elite goalball competition, as [...]

Great Britain Goalball Achieve Double Promotion   

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It has been a historic week for Great British Goalball as both the Men’s and Women's GB squads have reached the final of the 2016 IBSA European B Championship, also securing promotion to the highest level of elite European Goalball, the European A League. The Women's squad have progressed undefeated since the group stages with 60 [...]

Great Britain Goalball Taking the Euros by Storm

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We are pleased to announce that both our Men's and Women's Great Britain Goalball teams have made it through to the Semi-Finals of the 2016 IBSA European B Championships. Both teams have reached the Semi-Finals in the most spectacular fashion. The Men's GB team have played 5 games winning 4 and losing 1, scoring an [...]