Men’s Squad

Goalball UK GB men’s squad which faced the rest of Europe at the IBSA European B championships in September 2019

Their group (B) comprised of Slovenia, Spain, Poland and Portugal. Group A comprised of Ukraine, Israel, Hungary, Greece & Montenegro. The team included Caleb Nanevie (Sheffield), Filmon Eyassu (Cambridge), Daniel Roper (March), Joseph Roper (Hereford), Joshua McEntee (Manchester) and Matthew Loftus (Newcastle).

The new look squad competed in Chorzow, Poland between 22nd and 30th September 2019,

Group photo of GB players and coaches with the Union Flag

Team Profiles

Joe Roper
Joe Roper
Club: Fen Tigers/ RNC
Daniel Roper
Daniel Roper
Club: Fen Tigers
Josh McEntee
Josh McEntee
Club: Phoenix Blaze
Caleb Nanevie
Caleb Nanevie
Club: Northern Allstars
Matthew Loftus
Matthew Loftus
Club: Northern Allstars
Filmon Eyassu
Filmon Eyassu
Club: Cambridge Dons/Fen Tigers

Management & Staff

Faye Dale
Faye Dale
Head Coach
Alex Bunney
Alex Bunney
Assistant Coach
Krista Van Alten
Krista Van Alten
Physiotherapist

Mens’s u23 Squad

The Great Britain under 23s goalball team secured the bronze medal at the European Para Youth Games in Finland, after going up against some of the best teams in Europe over three days of competition.

The tournament got off to a dream start, with a series of impressive wins over Germany, Italy and Hungary to secure a spot in the semi-finals. This saw the young team come up against Germany again in the last four.

Unfortunately, Great Britain were unable to replicate their fantastic performance against the Germans earlier in the competition and lost in a hard-fought match.

Despite the disappointment of not making the final, the team refocused for the the bronze medal match against Romania. The tense game was decided by just one goal as Great Britain ended the competition on the podium with a 3-2 win.

The squad consisted of Joe Roper, Naqib Ahmed, Stuart Hudson, Mo Ahmed, Sam Hoskin and Joshua Murphy. Joe Roper ended the tournament as Great Britain’s top scorer with 24 goals.

Group photo of GB under 23s and coaches

Team Profiles

Joe Roper
Joe Roper
Club: Fen Tigers/ RNC
Stuart Hudson
Stuart Hudson
Club: RNC
Mo Ahmed
Mo Ahmed
Club: Birmingham
Josh Murphy
Josh Murphy
Club:
Sam Hoskin
Sam Hoskin
Club:
Naqib Ahmed
Naqib Ahmed
Club:

Management & Staff

Faye Dale
Faye Dale
Head Coach
Alex Bunney
Alex Bunney
Assistant Coach