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Goalball UK host legendary Olympian at Goalfix Cup

2019-06-25T16:33:59+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK was proud to host Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, one of Great Britain’s most decorated Olympians, at the Goalfix Cup in Nottingham. Katherine, who now occupies the role of chair at UK Sport, took the opportunity to hear about many different elements of the sport – from grassroot to elite level - at [...]

Summer Goalball Camp

2019-06-21T11:44:29+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK are bringing a Summer Goalball Camp to the summer holidays in 2019! This camp is aimed at 10 - 14 year olds and will be a fantastic opportunity to work with experienced Goalball UK coaches, learn new skills, improve goalball knowledge, make new friends and compete against players from other clubs across [...]

‘Sport Village’ at Sight Village Central

2019-06-21T11:20:26+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK will be at Sight Village Central, the largest VI exhibition in the UK, on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July. In addition to having an information stand to answer all your questions about goalball, we will also be delivering some taster sessions as part of 'Sport Village' which is organised by British [...]

Annual General Meeting 2019

2019-06-15T12:10:47+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Dear Members, I am pleased to attach the Notice of Meeting for the 2019 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Goalball UK and related documents. The AGM will be held on Saturday 29 June 2019 at English Institute Of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA. Registration will be from 9.30am and the AGM will start [...]

Women’s squad announced as Goalball UK seek qualification for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

2019-06-14T09:54:09+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK has announced the six women that will represent Great Britain at the IBSA Goalball International Qualifier in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. The squad competing for a place at Tokyo 2020 is Sarah Leiter, Antonia Bunyan, Georgie Bullen, Amelia Robertson, Kali Holder and Lois Turner. An experienced four-person coaching team will be joining the [...]

Goalball stalwart to receive British Empire Medal for outstanding contribution to disability sport

2019-06-14T09:29:15+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Kathryn Fielding has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her outstanding service to goalball and sports for blind and partially sighted people. She has spent over 15 years tirelessly creating goalball opportunities for visually impaired people all over the country, helping to reduce isolation in this community by harnessing the power of team sport. [...]

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, [...]