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Tokyo 2020 the target for women’s Goalball squad after new funding award

2018-12-07T10:40:40+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK has received funding from UK Sport’s Aspiration Fund and have targeted qualification for the Tokyo Paralympic 2020 games as a result. Previously we did not receive any Government funding for our GB teams – meaning we, the  national governing body has relied on creating other revenue streams in order to support their high-performance [...]

12 weeks done, 705km run!

2018-11-14T22:40:26+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Our ‘parkrun to the Paralympics’ challenge continues with Chris Payne from Derbyshire Ducks maintaining his 100% record – he’s managed a parkrun every week since the launch on Saturday 25th August so has individually contributed 60km. Not far behind are Goalball UK staff members Kathryn Fielding and Stephen Newey who have each completed 10 parkruns [...]

Goalball UK make History!

2018-10-31T16:37:01+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK are proud to announce that for the first time in history it has taken both a male and a female talent team away to represent Great Britain at an international tournament. The tournament held in Urk, in the Netherlands hosted a number of international and club teams from around Europe. Each individual [...]

Women’s GB goalball squad secure opportunity at Tokyo 2020 qualifier

2018-11-06T13:49:32+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball’s women’s GB team have achieved a coveted spot at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball International Qualifier in America. The competition offers a crucial opportunity for the women’s team to secure their ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with the top two nations at this competition guaranteeing their place. Taking place [...]

First East of England Regional Tournament a massive success!

2018-10-26T09:52:17+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The first East of England regional took place on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Cherry Hinton Leisure Centre in Cambridge. The tournament was attended by 26 players that have experience of playing Goalball for a vast amount of years and months. Of the players that attending there were representatives from Cambridge Dons, London Elephants, [...]

Region A ends in a quack!

2018-10-25T10:28:36+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

As part of Goalball UK's commitment to increase workforce at National League competitions we have asked one of the volunteers who attended last weeks Region A tournament to write a report of the tournament with comments on their first experiences of Goalball. The article below has been written by Callum Howe who is a [...]

Winchester Parents and Friends day a huge success!

2018-10-22T12:09:48+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

With 30 active members, Winchester Goalball Club (WGC) is a thriving, busy Club. At training sessions and tournaments we are lucky to have a host of parents supporting the players and helping out whenever they can.   The Club decided to tap into this enthusiasm and hold a “Parents and Friends Experience Day”.  This [...]

Goalball UK bids for Tokyo 2020 lifeline

2018-10-16T12:06:15+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Sport and will bid for investment to help the sports elite athletes go to the Tokyo 2020 games. Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport, announced a £3million new Aspiration Fund on Friday 12 October. A limited number of qualifying sports, including goalball, can apply [...]

parkrun to the Paralympics update

2018-10-03T23:30:50+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

We launched our ‘parkrun to the Paralympics’ challenge on Saturday 25th August – exactly 2 years to go to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics – with the aim being to virtually run the 9440km from Sheffield to Tokyo!   6 weeks in, good progress is being made with 28 different Goalball UK members [...]

Welcome your new Competition Committee for 2018/2019

2018-09-26T15:33:51+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Following applications for this years competition committee, Goalball UK is pleased to announce the representatives for the Competition Committee in 2018/2019. This year will see a reduced number of members on the committee to ensure the focus is solely on the clubs and how the committee can help to develop the National League and [...]