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School goalball competition ‘Springs’ into action!

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

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. [...]

Goalball UK wants YOUR feeedback!

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

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 [...]

Robert Avery selected to referee at Tokyo Paralympics

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

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 [...]

Chris Payne: A ton of parkruns

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Goalball UK broadens experience to sustain development and growth

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

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 [...]

Goalball UK shortlisted for RNIB See Differently Award

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

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 [...]

parkrun to the Paralympics update

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

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) [...]

Great Britain beat World Champions but just miss out on medal

2019-10-17T15:27:16+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Great Britain women finished fourth at the IBSA European Championships in Rostock – narrowly missing out on a top three finish that could have seen Tokyo Paralympic qualification secured. In the group stages of the tournament, Great Britain overcame the odds to beat Israel, one of the pre-tournament favourites, in a pulsating 4-3 encounter, to [...]

Goalball player joining Children in Need’s Rickshaw Challenge

2019-10-17T14:33:57+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The Rickshaw Challenge has launched with a new route, a new team, and a newly modified Rickshaw, as announced live during The One Show. The annual challenge, which is now in its ninth year, will see a team of six young people and The One Show’s Matt Baker take on the eight-day challenge. It will [...]