GB Women’s Squad

Between 3rd and 8th of October the Great Britain Women’s Goalball squad took part  in the 2016 IBSA European B Champions in Portugal.

They progressed undefeated to the Final with 60 goals scored and only 8 conceded during where they beat Germany 4-1 to be crowned European B Champions. During the tournament they had 7 games and 7 wins with 5 of them came in the form of a ‘mercy stoppage’. This when a game is stopped early due a team being ahead by 10 goals.

It was a historic tournament for the Great British Women which saw them promoted to the highest level of Elite Goalball leaving them one step closer to the 2020 Paralympics.

GB Women's European Champs

Team Profiles

Georgina Bullen
Georgina Bullen
D.O.B: 11/07/1994
Club: Leicester
Anna Tipton
Anna Tipton
D.O.B: 05/10/1987
Club: Cambridge Dons
Laura Perry
Laura Perry
D.O.B: 24/10/1987
Club: RNC Hereford/Fen Tigers
Sarah Leiter
Sarah Leiter
D.O.B: 21/08/1990
Club: Cambridge Dons
Antonia Bunyan
Antonia Bunyan
D.O.B: 03/02/2000
Club: Northern Allstars
Kali Holder
Kali Holder
D.O.B: 22/11/1999
Club: RNC Hereford

Management & Staff

Aaron Ford
Aaron Ford
Head Coach
Becky Ashworth
Becky Ashworth
Assistant Coach
Faith Cripps
Faith Cripps
Physiotherapist

GB Mens’s Squad

In early 2015 the Great Britain Men’s squad won the 2015 IBSA European C Championship which secured promotion to the European B League. Between 3rd and 8th of October they took part  in the 2016 IBSA European B Championships where did something that very few have done; secure a successive promotion! This sees them promoted to the highest level of elite Goalball, the IBSA European A League where they will be playing teams such as Paralympic Champions Lithuania.

 

The Men’s squad beat favorites Slovenia 9-7 in the Semi-Finals having lost only a single game in the pool stages and accumulating a staggering 74 goals along the way. 4 of their victories also came in the form of a ‘mercy stoppage’. They faced the only team that had managed to beat them in the tournament, Ukraine. Unfortunately they just fell short, which still secured them the Silver Medal as well promotion to the European A League,  a feet that has never been achieved by GB Men’s squad.

GB Men's European Runners Up

Team Profiles

Adam Knott
Adam Knott
D.O.B: 14/09/1994
Club: Winchester
Daniel Roper
Daniel Roper
D.O.B: 23/06/1990
Club: RNC Hereford/Fen Tigers
Filmon Eyassu
Filmon Eyassu
D.O.B: 11/12/1987
Club: Cambridge Dons
Matthew Loftus
Matthew Loftus
D.O.B: 03/12/1993
Club: Northern Allstars
Caleb Nanevie
Caleb Nanevie
D.O.B: 17/07/1993
Club: Northern Allstars

Management & Staff

Faye Dale
Faye Dale
Head Coach
Alex Bunney
Alex Bunney
Assistant Coach
Claire Fielder
Claire Fielder
Physiotherapist