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Goalball in Wales continues to grow

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Just over a year ago there was very little goalball activity, or even knowledge of the sport in Wales, but that has now changed. Building on partnerships established, a taster session was delivered to a group of young people in July who were attending an RNIB Cymru Residential Activity Break in Cardiff. Then, in August, some [...]

Great Britain Squads Return from European Championships With Mixed Feelings

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The Great Britain squads return from the IBSA Goalball European A Championships 2017 with mixed feelings. The competition was held in Pajulahti, Finland from 18th to 22nd September. The Womens squad manage to remain in the A league with a 6th place finish with the men finishing 10th and as a result will be in [...]

Great Britain Goalball Squads Ready for IBSA European A Championships

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Tomorrow the Great Britain Men’s and Women’s squads will be jetting off to Pajulahti in Finland for the 2017 IBSA Goalball European Championships. They will be up against some of the best players and teams in the world, fighting to qualify for the 2018 IBSA Goalball World Championships (which is guaranteed with a top 3 [...]

Great Britain squads receive recovery support ahead of European A Championships

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As our Great Britain squads are preparing for the IBSA European A Championships starting on Monday 18th September in Finland, we are please to announce that Dr. Simon Denning founder of Body Focus Fitness has donated high quality rehabilitation and recovery equipment to each of our GB players.  This support is invaluable to ensuring our [...]

Mark Winder reflects on his first six months as CEO

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“So, what is your opinion of goalball?” asked Stuart, a fifteen-year-old young man from Scarborough. I’m sat in a state-of-the-art facility at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. I am exhausted, full of thought, awe and pride and put on the spot by a young man who has just carried me in [...]

Spend 5 minutes to win a pair of Goalfix Eclipse eye shades

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Calling all goalball players. Goalball UK really want  to know your opinion of our sport. So that we can plan for the future we want to know what we are doing well and how we need to improve. Please can you complete the survey (Click here) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8DRJ2BT Everyone that completes the survey will be put into [...]

Cambridge Goalball star celebrated as Sarah Leiter named ‘Most Committed’ at TASS awards

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Sarah Leiter, of Newnham College and the Cambridge Dons Goalball Club, has been named ‘Most Committed’ at the prestigious The TASS Stars Awards 2017. Awarded at the IAAF World Championships, the accolade was judged by an independent panel including Olympic silver medallist Shelley Rudman, Paralympic gold medallist Danielle Brown and BBC Sport’s Joel Goldman. Goalball was topped only by Athletics [...]

National Development Manager Elected on to IBSA Sub Committee

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Goalball UK National Development Manager Becky Ashworth has been elected to lead the new IBSA youth Subcommittee. This is an exciting time for the sport and a great opportunity for people across the world to come together to develop youth provisions in goalball globally.   Becky Ashworth said about the new role; “I am excited [...]