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!

Taster Sessions

Goalball will be one of many sports that you can try at the following ‘Have a go’ days organised by British Blind Sport:

Friday 31st August (9.45am – 3pm)
The Parks Sport Centre, Howdon Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 6TL

Saturday 15th September (10.30am – 3pm)
St Pauls Sports Centre, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, BS2 9NH

Saturday 29th September (12.30pm -5pm)
House of Sport, Clos Parc Morgannwg, Leckwith, Cardiff, CF11 8AW

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Are you interested in playing Goalball? Or becoming a coach or an official? 

Goalball UK in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Better are launching new Goalball sessions for anyone to attend – visually impaired or sighted, young or old, male or female, no experience necessary but if you are experienced come and show us how!   

Dates: 15th & 29th September, 13th & 27th October with more to be confirmed  

Time: 10am – 1pm   

Cost: Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session  

Venue: Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED  

Closest Train Station: All Saints DLR. The station exit is next to the venue with a meet and greet available.   

For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Alex Bunney on 07894832820 or londongoalball@outlook.com   

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. For information on how to become an officialClick Here to visit our Volunteering page.

Volunteering

For information on how to volunteer Click Here to visit our Volunteering page.