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Blog From RNC’s Bik Lee on Whether Goalball Is the Most Inclusive Sport

Is Goalball the world’s most inclusive sport? “As I stepped onto the goalball court I felt incredibly nervous. I walked over to face the goal so that the referee could check my eyeshades; I placed them over my face and was plunged into darkness. I was given the “ok” so I knelt down and felt [...]

2017-11-02T12:49:42+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball UK Junior Development Day

The Junior Development Day was held in Birmingham and players aged 8-16 years from around the Country came together for what was sure to be an amazing day. The first challenge was to set up the goals and the court. Using teamwork and goalball knowledge this was done in a matter of minutes, we then started with [...]

2017-10-27T11:20:29+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball UK mourn the passing of Roger Clifton

Everyone today was saddened to hear that Roger Clifton has died after a prolonged illness. Roger has been involved in the sport of goalball for many years, as a past player and administrator within our sport and a positive influence within inclusive sport. Whilst under the management of British Blind Sport, Roger led the consultation [...]

2017-10-23T17:26:45+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball in Wales continues to grow

Just over a year ago there was very little goalball activity, or even knowledge of the sport in Wales, but that has now changed. Building on partnerships established, a taster session was delivered to a group of young people in July who were attending an RNIB Cymru Residential Activity Break in Cardiff. Then, in August, some [...]

2017-10-10T19:18:56+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Great Britain Squads Return from European Championships With Mixed Feelings

The Great Britain squads return from the IBSA Goalball European A Championships 2017 with mixed feelings. The competition was held in Pajulahti, Finland from 18th to 22nd September. The Womens squad manage to remain in the A league with a 6th place finish with the men finishing 10th and as a result will be in [...]

2017-10-02T14:50:01+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Great Britain Goalball Squads Ready for IBSA European A Championships

Tomorrow the Great Britain Men’s and Women’s squads will be jetting off to Pajulahti in Finland for the 2017 IBSA Goalball European Championships. They will be up against some of the best players and teams in the world, fighting to qualify for the 2018 IBSA Goalball World Championships (which is guaranteed with a top 3 [...]

2017-09-14T14:13:01+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Great Britain squads receive recovery support ahead of European A Championships

As our Great Britain squads are preparing for the IBSA European A Championships starting on Monday 18th September in Finland, we are please to announce that Dr. Simon Denning founder of Body Focus Fitness has donated high quality rehabilitation and recovery equipment to each of our GB players.  This support is invaluable to ensuring our [...]

2017-09-12T11:47:20+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Mark Winder reflects on his first six months as CEO

“So, what is your opinion of goalball?” asked Stuart, a fifteen-year-old young man from Scarborough. I’m sat in a state-of-the-art facility at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. I am exhausted, full of thought, awe and pride and put on the spot by a young man who has just carried me in [...]

2017-08-24T12:00:04+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Spend 5 minutes to win a pair of Goalfix Eclipse eye shades

Calling all goalball players. Goalball UK really want  to know your opinion of our sport. So that we can plan for the future we want to know what we are doing well and how we need to improve. Please can you complete the survey (Click here) Everyone that completes the survey will be put into [...]

2017-08-15T15:18:15+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments