‘This Girl Can’ 2020

2020-02-07T17:06:30+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

‘This Girl Can’ is a nationwide initiative to get more females physically active. Goalball UK is running an event which is open to all females aged 11+ who have any interest in goalball, whether this is playing, coaching, officiating or volunteering! Later in 2020, there will be a female-only competition for anyone interested in [...]

Goalball UK congratulate GB men’s debutant

2020-02-05T11:40:30+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK, Internationals|

(Stuart Hudson, second from left) At 17 years of age, Stuart Hudson lined up for the first time in the Great Britain men’s senior squad at the Pajulahti Games, the prestigious parasport competition, after progressing through Goalball UK’s Talent Pathway. His performances helped Great Britain to a sixth-place finish, where he starred in the opening [...]

Great Britain men’s team make positive strides at the Pajulahti Games

2020-01-21T15:51:13+00:00 By |Categories: Internationals|

Great Britain’s senior men’s goalball team secured a sixth-place finish at the Pajulahti Games in Finland, the first major competition of 2020 on the road to the European B Championships later this year. Great Britain got the tournament underway on Friday against Finland, the eventual winners. The host nation took an early lead which [...]

Club and Competitions Committee – New Appointments

2020-02-07T16:59:23+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

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 [...]

Squad announced for 10th Annual Pajulahti Games in Finland

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

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 [...]

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 [...]