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Athlete Representative Vacancy

2018-07-13T09:23:25+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK are due to launch a Performance and Talent Group to support and advise the Board of Directors in their decisions. We are recruiting up to two athlete representatives to be part of the group and responsibility for the representation of athletes within the Performance and Talent pathways. This role will demand significant commitment. [...]

‘My Goalball Journey’ – Michael Payne

2018-07-04T15:23:05+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

I’m Michael Payne – Manager and Head Coach at The Derbyshire Ducks Goalball Club, and I’m also a volunteer official. I first discovered goalball through a friend of mine in 2015. I was suffering with depression at the time and he thought the game would be good for my mental health. I’ve been playing ever [...]

Goalball UK Summer Camp 2018

2018-06-20T15:09:45+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK would like to inform you of our latest opportunity to ‘Get into Goalball’, please find attached details of our second annual summer goalball camp. Hosted at The Royal National College for the Blind, the camp is designed for anyone aged between 10 to 15 years old who wants to play goalball over the [...]

A Message from our outgoing Chair, John Coles

2018-06-19T14:02:17+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

After 5 years as Chair of the Goalball NGB Trustees it is time of me to move on. I am delighted we have attracted someone of the calibre of John Grosvenor to take on the role and I have no doubt he will be a great Chair as the sport continues to grow and thrive. [...]

Goalball UK appoint a former PricewaterhouseCoopers Senior Partner as Chair

2018-06-15T14:59:11+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK, the governing body for the only Paralympic sport specifically designed for the blind and visually impaired, have appointed a new Chair. John Grosvenor, a former Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, joins the board this month ahead of the end of season tournament in Sheffield on 7th July. The NGB has made the appointment as [...]

Goalball UK Officials Training Camp 2018

2018-06-15T14:49:55+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

During the summer Goalball UK have organised an officials course to take place alongside the Summer Camp at RNC in Hereford. The course will enable you to be confident to referee at training sessions and Novice tournaments. The training will be run by Dina Murdie (IBSA Senior Course Referee Tutor). Details of the course are [...]

First Inaugural London Cup Takes Place

2018-06-13T10:05:18+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

On Saturday 12th May Croysutt Warriors, London Elephants, Morpeth school and Winchester (invited) competed in the inaugural London Cup. The tournament is designed to give London players the opportunity for more competition outside of the Goalball UK National league. On the day there were over 40 players across 3 levels of competition. A double round [...]

The Worshipful Company Of Spectacle Makers Announce Goalball UK Partnership

2018-06-01T12:50:43+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ Charity has awarded its first three year grant to Goalball UK, the only sport specifically designed for the visually impaired, to help the National Governing Body develop the sport in London.  Goalball UK has been awarded the first three-year grant, which attracted a strong pool of applications, exceeding the [...]

We are recruiting a National Schools Development Officer

2018-05-24T16:42:03+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK are due to launch a National Schools Competition. We are recruiting an officer to complement the professional work of Goalball UK by taking responsibility for the competition. Under an agreed system of supervision this will involve planning, preparing and delivering out of school hours’ goalball activities for groups of Primary and Secondary school [...]