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parkrun to the Paralympics update

There have been 38 opportunities to parkrun since we launched our ‘parkrun to the Paralympics’ challenge back on Saturday 25th August 2018. This has included a number of cold, wet and windy mornings, plus Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, as well as various clashes with goalball tournaments and training sessions but, [...]

2019-04-25T13:05:22+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball UK announce new regional tournament

Goalball UK are pleased to announce the next Regional Tournament that will be taking place on Saturday 26th January 2019 at Oxted School, Oxted. Visually impaired or sighted, young or old, male or female, no experience necessary but if you are experienced come and show us how! The sessions will be starting at 10:30 [...]

2019-04-25T13:11:06+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

18 Facts For 2018!

  Many thanks for a wonderful 2018 that has seen so many positives to the sport of goalball in the UK. Without your support, enthusiasm and commitment to what I believe is one of the best sports in existence this would not be possible. The sport belongs to you and as custodians in the [...]

2019-04-25T13:12:20+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

First Goalball UK school competition is a great success!

Thursday 6thDecember saw Goalball UK run our first school competition as part of our National Schools Programme. The tournament was a great success, with 5 teamscompeting from 3 primary schools across Sheffield. It was amazing to see thesmiles on everybody’s faces! Children, teachers and parents all stated just howmuch fun the competition was to watch [...]

2018-12-11T14:57:49+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2018-12-07T10:40:40+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

12 weeks done, 705km run!

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 [...]

2018-11-14T22:40:26+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball UK make History!

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 [...]

2018-10-31T16:37:01+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

2018-11-06T13:49:32+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

First East of England Regional Tournament a massive success!

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, [...]

2018-10-26T09:52:17+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Region A ends in a quack!

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 [...]

2018-10-25T10:28:36+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments