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Goalball UK Marathon Tournament 2017

Goalball UK are excited to announce that a venue has been confirmed for the 2017 Marathon Tournament – it will take place at David Young Community Academy in Leeds on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May. For those who haven’t experienced a Marathon tournament before, games will be continuous from 1pm on Saturday, all the [...]

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Goalball in Wales

Cardiff On January 14th, another successful taster session was held in Cardiff with 17 participants of different ages and experience attending.  A reporter from the South Wales Talking Magazine Association also came along to record the session which you can listen to here: Subsequently, a 'South Wales' team was entered in the Intermediate [...]

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Goalball UK Welcome New CEO

Goalball UK, the Paralympic sport specifically designed for the blind and visually impaired, has appointed Mark Winder as its new chief executive. Winder – the former CEO of the Bradford Bulls Foundation – takes over from Mike Reilly, who has overseen the sport’s “most successful period ever”. Goalball UK received its largest-ever grant from Sport [...]

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Goalball UK Official Dina Murdie Recognised For Her Outstanding Contribution to Goalball

Goalball UK's very own Dina Murdie has been awarded a Torch Trophy Trust Award that celebrates the heroic volunteers in British Sport. The award was presented by HRH Earl of Wessex on Tuesday 14th March at The British Olympic Association in London. Joined by 19 other incredibly well deserving awardees Dina got her long awaited [...]

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Tournament review – Round 2

Round 2 of the 2016/17 Goalball UK season began with Intermediate tournaments in December. In Region A, in Newcastle, Scarborough Panthers won again to extend their lead at the top of the table. They are now 7 points ahead of both Lancashire Lions and South Yorkshire who are in joint 2nd place. Rio Vasey (Scarborough [...]

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National Youth Talent Camp 2017

Now in its 4th year Goalball UK’s National Talent Camp has once again inspired players from across the country to test their goalball skills in a three day residential camp. Each player has been selected to represent their club and work alongside Great Britain coaches to develop their goalball skills, knowledge and game sense. Funded [...]

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Goalball UK hopeful of future support from UK Sport

With today’s announcement from UK Sport that it will not reverse the original funding decisions for Goalball UK, the sport remains hopeful that other avenues of support will be made available to them on the road to Tokyo 2020. Having stressed the potential of the sport led by national squads targeting success in Tokyo 2020 [...]

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GB Athletes to Attend Open Training Session in Norwich

On the Thursday 9th February Norfolk and Norwich Goalball Club will holding an open training session. This session will be open to everyone, young and old. It is a great opportunity for members of the public to come to witness and experience a Paralympic sport. The session will be attended by 2 of GB Goalball’s [...]

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