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Yorkshire League
Feb 10, 2015, 3:26 pm

Twenty-two goalballers from clubs throughout Yorkshire, together with 3 'exiles' (players officially from the county but who currently play for Nottingham) came together at Armley Leisure Centre in Leeds on Sunday 8th February.

Initially some 'friendly' games were played with the Alligators (Phil Green, Michael Thornton and Taylor Vasey) winning Group 1 and Ajax (Ebrahim Lambat, Philippa Swettenham and Sidney Tambin) winning Group 2. 

This was followed by some club games with Scarborough just beating the Exiles to 1st place due to a fractionally better goal difference (+9 compared to +8). West Yorkshire (2) finished 3rd, South Yorkshire 4th, York 5th and West Yorkshire (1) 6th.


Great Britain IBSA European Men’s C Championships Selection
Jan 22, 2015, 12:36 pm

Goalball UK would like to congratulate the following players on their selection for the IBSA Goalball European Men’s C Championships, Malmo 2nd-6th February 2015:

David Butler (Nottingham)

Filmon Eyassu (Cambridge)

Adam Knott (Winchester)

David Knott (Winchester)

Daniel Roper (RNC Hereford)

Staff Team: Dawn Newbery (Team Manager) Faye Dale (Head Coach) Alex Bunney (Assistant Coach) Claire Fielder (Physio)

We wish the team the best of luck as they look for promotion to the B league. GO GB!

More information about how to follow the competition will be posted here soon.


Aurora project
Jan 16, 2015, 3:36 pm

Alessandro Sciarroni, an internationally acknowledged performance/theatre/dance artist, is looking for goalballers from all over Europe to take part in his new production.

For more information Click Here.


GB Men Claim Bronze in Madrid
Dec 23, 2014, 12:04 pm

The Great Britain men’s team  finished in third place in their final warm up competition in Madrid before the IBSA European C Championships in Malmo (31st Jan – 6th Feb). The competition gave full international debuts to David Butler (Nottingham) and Filmon Eyassu (Cambridge).

Players: Filmon Eyassu (Cambridge) David Butler (Nottingham) Dan Roper (RNC) Niall Graham (Nottingham)

Game Results

Germany 11 – 1 Great Britain

Great Britain 7 – 4 Greece

Spain B 8 – 9 Great Britain

Great Britain 4 – 9 Spain A

The squad now enter final preparations before the Euro C Championships in Malmo. GO GB! 


Actionnaires visit Winchester Goalball Club
Dec 5, 2014, 3:55 pm

On Saturday 29th November Winchester Goalball Club held a successful session with the local Actionnaires group. 15 children took part in the session many of which have never done goalball before and they really enjoyed it. Hopefully there will be a new Paralympian in the making!


GB Men claim Bronze in Stockholm
Nov 10, 2014, 11:50 am

As the GB Men’s squad prepare for the European C Championships in February they faced a tough warm up competition in Stockholm (31/10/14-2/11/14). The tournament produced mixed results against some very  tough opposition but overall the team performed well and came away with a bronze medal.

Players: Niall Graham (Nottingham) David & Adam Knott (Winchester) Dan Roper (RNC Hereford)

Group Games

Great Britain 8 - 4 Leicester

Great Britain 4 - 9 Netherlands

Great Britain 3 - 12  IFAS (Stockholm)

Great Britain 4 -  7  FIFH Malmo

Top 3 Ranking Games

Great Britain 5 - 10 FIFH Malmo

Great Britain 3 - 4 IFAS (Stockholm)

The teams next competition is in Madrid 20-22/12/14. 


Goalball UK AGM - Members Invite
Oct 27, 2014, 2:44 pm

Dear Members, 

The forthcoming Annual General Meeting for Goalball UK is being held on Saturday 15th November at The Lighthouse, 100 Alma Way, Aston, Birmingham, B19 2LN. Registration from 9.30am and the AGM will start promptly at 10.00am. Please see below downloads of all relevant documents for the AGM. 

I look forward to seeing as many members there as possible. 

Best regards,

John Coles 

Chair

Goalball UK

Click here to download AGM Cover Letter

Click here to download Goalball UK AGM Pack

Click here to download Proposed New Articles

Click here to download Goalball UK Finalised Accounts


Goalball UK Annual Coaching Conference
Oct 15, 2014, 9:37 am

The Goalball UK Annual Coaching Conference was held in Birmingham over the weekend of October 11th and 12th.

Workshops were led by GB Head Coaches Aaron Ford and Faye Dale and covered a range of topics including Orientation and movement, Coaching from the bench and Throwing and defending a bounce shot. 

In total, 12 clubs were represented - Cambridge, Dorset, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, North East, Nottingham, RNC Hereford, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Winchester and York - so it was a great opportunity for coaches to network as well as learn new skills and drills and techniques and tactics. 


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