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


Saturday 22nd July (10.00am – 4.30pm)
Our Lady’s Sports Centre, Our Lady’s RC High School, Alworth Road, Higher Blackley, Manchester, M9 0RP
This session is part of a multi-sport event being organised by British Blind Sport.
Click Here for more information

Saturday 5th August (10.30am – 1.00pm)
Kingsthorpe College, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7HR
No experience is required – just some energy and enthusiasm!
Sighted family and friends are also welcome.
Contact Goalball UK for more information (Tel 0114 2235670 or email

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 0330 2020281.

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 0330 2020281.


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


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 0330 2020 281.