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.