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Club and Competitions Committee – New Appointments

Following a recruitment process Goalball UK are delighted to announce three new appointments to the Cub and Competitions Committee. Paul Holloway – Coaches Representative Sammie Korosi - Player Representative (North) Sarah Leiter - Player Representative (South) They will join current members; Dina Murdie – Chair Dyfrig Lewis-Smith – Board Representative Dani Dillion – Officials [...]

2020-01-20T13:35:07+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Squad announced for 10th Annual Pajulahti Games in Finland

Goalball UK has announced the Great Britain men’s senior squad that will compete at the 10th Annual Pajulahti Games in Finland. Joining coach Faye Dale is Stuart Hudson (RNC/Scarborough Panthers), Matt Loftus (Northern Allstars), Caleb Nanevie (Northern Allstars), Dan Roper (Fen Tigers), Joe Roper (Fen Tigers) and David Scott (Winchester). Getting underway on Friday [...]

2020-01-14T16:47:53+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK, Internationals|0 Comments

School goalball competition ‘Springs’ into action!

The first school goalball competition of the 2019/20 academic year took place in Sheffield on Wednesday 11th December 2019. This event saw 6 teams from 4 secondary schools in Sheffield compete to become Sheffield Secondary School Champions for 2019! In attendance were Hinde House Secondary School, Tapton School, Sheffield Park Academy and Sheffield Springs Academy. [...]

2019-12-13T10:49:27+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball UK wants YOUR feeedback!

Goalball UK would like YOUR views on the National League Structure as we plan for the 2020/21 season. The opportunity to feedback is open to club leads, players, volunteers, coaches, activators and officials. We have created an online survey which can be completed anonymously here. The survey will close Friday 17th January 2020. There [...]

2019-12-09T15:11:30+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Robert Avery selected to referee at Tokyo Paralympics

Robert Avery, a senior lecturer in health sciences at York St John University, has been selected to referee goalball matches at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Robert has been involved with goalball for over a decade after being hooked by the simplicity and inclusivity of the sport. He started working with Goalball UK, the sport’s [...]

2019-11-29T15:15:21+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Chris Payne: A ton of parkruns

66 weeks ago, on Saturday 25th August 2018, Goalball UK launched a campaign to get members more active by encouraging them to take part in a weekly 5 kilometre walk, jog or run at their local parkrun event. ‘parkrun to the Paralympics’ carried the idea that members of Goalball UK could combine their individual [...]

2019-11-28T15:46:16+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Antonia Bunyan shortlisted for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award

Antonia Bunyan feared her goalball career was over before it had barely begun but is now celebrating a nomination for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award. York’s Bunyan, 19, began the year recovering from a fractured elbow but in her first competition back suffered a wrist injury. An operation on her throwing hand was followed by [...]

2019-11-12T15:07:12+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball UK broadens experience to sustain development and growth

Goalball UK has made changes to its workforce structure to spearhead its capacity to build upon its impressive growth over recent years. The new appointments see Alex Bunney move into a full-time position as participation lead and Steve Cox take the role of operation manager. The role for Alex has been made available following Becky [...]

2019-11-07T16:23:23+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

Goalball UK shortlisted for RNIB See Differently Award

Goalball UK have been shortlisted for an RNIB See Differently Award in recognition of their work to grow the sport and get more people with sight loss to participate and promote inclusion. Goalball UK has been shortlisted in the Team of the Year Award. The award seeks to recognise a team that has [...]

2019-10-30T11:33:38+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments

parkrun to the Paralympics update

Our virtual journey towards Tokyo continues. We have now covered 4455km so are almost halfway there. Thanks to everyone who has taken part so far – this includes members from the following clubs as well as some Goalball UK staff and volunteers: Cambridge Dons Croysutt Warriors Derbyshire Ducks Glasgow London Elephants North West (NI) [...]

2019-10-29T10:29:50+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|0 Comments