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Scarborough athlete completes skydive fundraiser for local club

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

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, [...]

parkrun to the Paralympics update

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

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, [...]

GB success in Lithuania

2019-04-25T13:09:14+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

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 [...]

Goalball UK announce new regional tournament

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

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 [...]

18 Facts For 2018!

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

  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 [...]

First Goalball UK school competition is a great success!

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

12 weeks done, 705km run!

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

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 [...]

Goalball UK make History!

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

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 [...]