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TASS puts talented athletes in the picture

2018-08-14T09:48:24+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Student athletes from across England have teamed up to showcase the value of pursuing full-time education alongside performance sport. In a revealing short film commissioned by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS), a range of athletes prove it is possible to thrive within a supported dual career programme. And the stars of the show [...]

Proud Harry shines in 2018

2018-08-14T16:12:41+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Nottinghamshire Sheriffs goalball player Harry Bainbridge has proven that age is just a number. At the age of 12 Harry has achieved a number of accolades over the 2017-2018 season. Starting the season as a novice player, Harry was nominated by his club to attend Goalball UK's National Talent Camp 2018. Thoroughly impressing at the [...]

parkrun to the Paralympics

2018-08-14T13:45:59+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

What are parkruns? There are currently 548 parkruns across the UK (www.parkrun.org.uk). Participant numbers vary from parkrun to parkrun with some having an average of 50 whilst others sometimes have over 1000. They take place on Saturday mornings (at 9am in England and Wales and 9.30am in Northern Ireland and Scotland) and are free, [...]

Competition Committee Vacancies

2018-08-10T10:14:21+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Do you want to help develop the future of Goalball within the UK? We have vacancies on the Goalball UK Competition Committee and we are looking to appoint representatives for the following posts (Voluntary positions); Regional Representative (A, B, C) Elite Representative Official Representative We are looking for people to provide input to help [...]

Men’s GB Goalball squad announced ahead of European Championships

2018-08-10T11:14:11+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK have announced their GB men’s squad which will face the rest of Europe at the forthcoming IBSA European B championships in September. Their group (B) comprises of Slovenia, Spain, Poland and Portugal. Group A comprises of Ukraine, Israel, Hungary, Greece & Montenegro. The team includes Caleb Nanevie (Sheffield), Filmon Eyassu (Cambridge), Daniel [...]

Goalball UK CEO: ‘UK Sport Consultation represents a fantastic opportunity to give more V.I. people access to sport – if we get it right.’

2018-08-10T11:33:41+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Summary Goalball UK has been consistently supportive of the UK Sport funding model and are proud to be ranked as a Band 4 sport (A Priority Band 4 Sport is defined by UK Sport as: Medal Result Stretch Target). The existing funding approach has undoubtedly been successful on the established metrics. But we think [...]

CEO says: “we are listening”

2018-08-10T11:40:59+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

We listened to You! In our recent survey, we asked what you wanted us to do better. You asked us to communicate with you more consistently. As a result, we now have someone looking after our social media content and posts. Facebook Twitter Instagram A lot commented that the Goalball Times could be more [...]

Goalball UK appoint Children in Need National Schools Officer

2018-08-10T11:50:37+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK, the NGB for the only sport specifically designed for the blind and visually impaired (VI), has appointed their first National Schools Officer thanks to a grant from BBC Children in Need. Stephen Newey will be responsible for delivering a program of afterschool goalball activities and competitive opportunities to blind, partially sighted and [...]

Competition Committee Vacancies

2018-07-26T12:02:50+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Do you want to help develop the future of Goalball within the UK? We have vacancies on the Goalball UK Competition Committee and we are looking to appoint representatives for the following posts (Voluntary positions); Regional Representative (A, B, C) Elite Representative Official Representative We are looking for people to provide input to help develop [...]

End of Season Tournament 2018

2018-08-01T17:34:30+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

On Saturday 7th July, the Goalball community united for the 2018 End of Season Tournament in Sheffield.   Over 70 players attended from across the country to be crowned End of Season Champions in a friendly inter-club competition. This year’s tournament ran alongside England’s progression into the Quarter Finals of the World Cup, which saw [...]