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Mar 7, 2014, 12:04 pm
The 2nd round of the 2013/14 Yorkshire League took place at Armley Leisure Centre in Leeds on Sunday 2nd March with 14 teams (from 6 different clubs) competing across all 3 levels of play.
South Yorkshire came out on top at Elite level whilst Scarborough dominated at both Intermediate and Novice level. The combined league tables (for round 1 and 2) can be found here.
A number of players helped out coaching and officiating - and discovered it's not as easy as it looks!
Feb 28, 2014, 2:57 pm
We are very disappointed with the decision to stop funding our GB Women's team. In our review process with UK Sport we were given an overall Green Rag Rating. We have a new programme, a new Head Coach/PD, and were clearly demonstrating good progress in a number of areas. Our women just missed out on a medal in London 2012 and were the 2nd most successful competing GB Women team sport across both GB Olympic and Paralympics disciplines. It hence seems questionable to pull funding now when we have a critical European Tournament in September this year where we could compete successfully and maintain a pathway to Rio. Both our Women's and Men (presently not funded ) relatively young squads can undoubtedly achieve success on the International stage not least in 2020."
Feb 21, 2014, 12:03 pm
Thirteen young goalballers from clubs throughout the country were invited to attend a Talent Camp at RNC Hereford from the 17th to the 19th of February.
Sessions were led by GB coaches Faye Dale and Aaron Ford with support from GB players David Knott, Niall Graham and Brittany Stead.
Dawn Newbery (National Talent Lead) was impressed with the performances of the young players who worked incredibly hard over the 3 days.
Feb 12, 2014, 11:09 am
Players from Cambridge, Leicester, Nottingham and Winchester have just returned from 'flying the flag' at the Malmo tournament (part of the annual Parasport Games).
Adam Knott (Winchester) was the 6th highest goal scorer (out of 28) in the Elite division with 14 goals, whilst Dave Butler (Nottingham) was the 6th highest goal scorer (out of 45) in the Open division with 15 goals.
A special mention for Brandon Williams (Nottingham) for whom it was his first experience of international goalball.
Next up for many of the players will be the Venice tournament in March.
Dec 20, 2013, 4:26 pm
Goalball UK are looking to recruit referees to officiate at National League tournaments.
Prior knowledge and experience is not required as the successful candidates will attend 6 training sessions at The Lighthouse (in Aston, Birmingham) as follows:
Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd February
Saturday 15th March
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March
Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th May
Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th June
in order to qualify in time for the end of season tournament on Saturday 12th July (venue tbc).
All Goalball UK referees are volunteers but are reimbursed their travel expenses and provided with refreshments plus a t-shirt.
For more information, or to express your interest, please email email@example.com
Dec 16, 2013, 5:14 pm
Last weekend (14/15th December) the first ever Goalball UK Coaching Conference took place at The Lighthouse in Birmingham. The weekend was a great success with a total of 15 coaches attending. Across the two days a number of topics were covered including introducing Goalball to beginners, orientation and accuracy by current and former GB coaches. The coaches who attended enjoyed the two days and took away lots of new ideas to introduce back at their clubs. A Goalball UK coach’s forum was also suggested as a tool for sharing ideas between coaches. More news coming soon!
Dec 5, 2013, 10:31 am
The 1st round of the 2013/14 Yorkshire League took place at Armley Leisure Centre in Leeds on Sunday 1st December. Teams from West Yorkshire, Kirklees, Moor End (Huddersfield), Scarborough, South Yorkshire and York battled it out across all 3 levels of play.
West Yorkshire are currently top of the Elite League whilst Scarborough are top of both the Intermediate and Novice Leagues.
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Nov 20, 2013, 11:22 am
The Annual General Meeting for the 12 months ended 31 March 2013 was held on Saturday 16 November 2013 in Birmingham. All 5 Resolutions put to members at the meeting were duly passed.