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Annual General Meeting 2019

Dear Members, I am pleased to attach the Notice of Meeting for the 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Goalball UK and related documents. The AGM will be held on Saturday 29 June 2019 at English Institute Of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA. Registration will be from 9.30am and the AGM will start [...]

2019-06-15T12:10:47+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Women’s squad announced as Goalball UK seek qualification for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Goalball UK has announced the six women that will represent Great Britain at the IBSA Goalball International Qualifier in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The squad competing for a place at Tokyo 2020 is Sarah Leiter, Antonia Bunyan, Georgie Bullen, Amelia Robertson, Kali Holder and Lois Turner. An experienced four-person coaching team will be joining the [...]

2019-06-14T09:54:09+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball stalwart to receive British Empire Medal for outstanding contribution to disability sport

Kathryn Fielding has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her outstanding service to goalball and sports for blind and partially sighted people. She has spent over 15 years tirelessly creating goalball opportunities for visually impaired people all over the country, helping to reduce isolation in this community by harnessing the power of team sport. [...]

2019-06-14T09:29:15+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Scarborough athlete completes skydive fundraiser for local club

Stuart Hudson, a visually impaired goalball player, has completed a skydive from 10,000ft to raise over £500 for his goalball team, Scarborough Goalball Club. The 16-year-old was diagnosed with optic atrophy, nystagmus and squint, which resulted in him being registered blind from a young age. Not discouraged to continue being active and playing sport, [...]

2019-05-03T12:49:29+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

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

GB success in Lithuania

Two Great Britain goalball teams have claimed spots on the podium at the International Goalball Tournament in Trakai, Lithuania. The women’s squad collected the gold medal, whilst the under-23s men’s team picked up the bronze medal in the youth division. This was the first time the women’s Great Britain squad have won the International [...]

2019-04-25T13:09:14+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