Get Involved

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Are you interested in playing Goalball? Or becoming a coach or an official? Then contact your nearest club and Get Involved!

Sessions

Clubs welcome potential new players, coaches, officials and general volunteers throughout the season, as well as interested observers, but at the start of 2018 they will be holding designated ‘open’ training sessions for anyone who wants to learn more about goalball to go along:

Wednesday 10th January (6pm – 8pm)
VI Bees (Manchester)

Tuesday 23rd January (6pm – 8pm)
London Elephants

Wednesday 24th January (5pm -7pm)
Beacon Bullets (Dudley)

Thursday 25th January (7pm – 9pm)
Norfolk and Norwich

Saturday 3rd February (10am – 1pm)
Nottinghamshire Sheriffs (Sutton Bonington)

Saturday 17th February (9.30am – 12pm)
Fen Tigers (March)

Saturday 17th February (2pm – 4pm)
Lancashire Lions (Manchester)

Sunday 18th February (10.30am – 12.30pm)
North East (Newcastle)

Sunday 18th February (12pm – 3pm)
Cambridge Dons

Sunday 18th February (2pm -5pm)
West Yorkshire (Leeds)

Monday 19th February (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Glasgow

Saturday 24th February (10.30am – 11.30am)
Craigavon

Saturday 24th February (2.30pm – 4.30pm)
South Wales (Cardiff)

Saturday 24th February (Time tbc)
Winchester

Monday 26th February (5.30pm – 7pm)
Croysutt Warriors (Croydon)

Saturday 10th March (10am – 11.30am)
Belfast

Monday 12th March (5pm -6.30pm)
South Yorkshire (Sheffield)

Saturday 24th March (1pm to 3pm)
Edinburgh

Saturday 7th April (11am – 12.30pm)
Londonderry

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If you have missed the session at your nearest club, don’t worry, just let us know and we’ll tell you when their next session is.

Goalball UK are busy working to develop new clubs throughout the country and regularly hold taster sessions.

Dates and venues for future sessions will be announced soon. To register your interest please email us or call 0114 2235670.

To find a list of all Goalball UK clubs please click here.

All you need to start a club

  • A quiet gym, and, if it has a volleyball court marked in it it’s a bonus as this is the same size as a Goalball court and you can use these lines for guidance
  • Tape and string to mark out the court
  • A ball that makes a noise, preferably a goalball but if you have youngsters playing it may be advisable to start with a Jingle Ball which is larger and softer than a Goalball, or a Kixz football
  • Padding, to cover elbows, knees, hips, chest (for girls) and groins (for boys)
  • Eyeshades, like ski goggles but sleepshades could be used to start with, these are less expensive although they do not offer the same protection
  • Goals can be formed from gym benches initially but players need to be warned to be careful not to fall over them.
  • Some willing players!!
Equipment Information
A group of Goalball Players

For information on how to improve your club, Click Here to visit our Club Matters page.  

If you are interested in starting a new goalball club then Goalball UK will be able to support you in gaining all the equipment outlined above and help you develop the club. For more information please email us or call 0114 2235670.

Officiating

We are always looking for new officials to help support our domestic competitions. Get in touch to find out when the next competition is. Then come along to get involved and help table officiate. No prior experience is required. From here you can then attend a Goalball UK referee course which we currently run annually. To register your interest email enquiries@goalballuk.com

Volunteering

Our clubs are always looking for new volunteers for a variety of roles. If want to get involved, Click Here to find your nearest club or call 0114 2235670.