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 by Sport England and hosted at Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford, 16 talented youngsters took the opportunity to showcase everything they have learnt from their club coaches and teammates.
Players attended from:-
Birmingham Goalball Club
Croysutt Warriors Goalball Club
Fen Tigers Goalball Club
Lancashire Lions Goalball Club
NCW (New College Worcester)
North East Goalball Club
RNC (Royal National College for the Blind)
Scarborough Goalball Club
South Yorkshire Goalball Club
Winchester Goalball Club
This years camp seen the addition of a visit from UK Anti Doping to ensure our future international athletes are knowledgeable on ‘100%me’ and ‘Strict Liability’. Huge thank you to Granville for sharing his knowledge, advice and support across two fantastic ‘Clean Sport’ workshops.
“Thank you so much for organising such an awesome week! It was great to have an extended period to really focus on improving my goalball playing, getting to work with such qualified coaches and with a whole new group of players. I feel this taught me about myself as a player and where I need to improve, but also different ways to work better as part of a team, in particular, communication, movement and game strategy” (North East Player)
“It was a truly amazing experience that I feel privileged to have been part of. The skills that I learnt during the short period of time will improve my goalball in such a massive way. It was lovely to meet other goalball players and to start a friendship with them. ”. (Lancashire Lions Player)
Thank you to everyone who made this our best camp to date, each player has developed hugely with expert coaching and mentoring. Special thanks to Dani Dillon and Dina Murdie who provided a fantastic tournament feel and sharing their knowledge and experience of refereeing to full IBSA (International Blind Sports Federation) international rules.