Goalball UK’s Summer Camp 2019 a fantastic success

2019-08-20T12:25:56+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Monday 5th August - Wednesday 7th August saw Goalball UK run the annual Summer Camp, hosted this year at RNC Hereford. The camp saw young and aspiring goalball players from across The UK come together to hone their skills and spend 3 fun packed days designed to help them improve their skills both on [...]

Bronze for Great Britain’s women at the Goalball World Youth Championships

2019-08-20T12:47:02+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Great Britain’s women under 19’s team have won the bronze medal at the IBSA Goalball World Youth Championships. Getting underway against the hosts and reigning champions, Great Britain delivered a professional and composed performance to win 3-1. Antonia Bunyan starred with an impressive hattrick. Great Britain’s perfect start continued against South Korea. Braces for [...]

Croysutt Warriors star player to trek across Morocco for charity

2019-08-20T12:41:07+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Croysutt Warriors player Tommy Britton is trekking across Morocco to raise funds for SeeAbility, the charity that supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. The challenge will see Tommy start his journey in the capital Marrakesh, before venturing over 50km to, and then ascending, Mount Toubkal, which is over 4000m above sea level. [...]

Emma Evans presented with Goalball UK’s Keith Lound Memorial Award

2019-08-20T13:02:21+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Emma Evans has been presented with Goalball UK’s Keith Lound Memorial Award, recognising her commitment and outstanding service to the sport for blind and partially sighted athletes. The annual award is given to someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to assist in the development, facilitation and improved participation of the [...]

parkrun to the Paralympics update

2019-08-22T14:01:48+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

We are continuing to make steady progress (from Sheffield towards Tokyo) with our ‘parkrun to the Paralympics’ challenge. The current total stands at 2880km. There have been 50 opportunities to add 5k since we launched the challenge on Saturday 25th August 2018 and, amazingly, Chris Payne from the Derbyshire Ducks Goalball Club has done [...]

Great Britain women’s tournament finish shows progress towards Tokyo 2020

2019-08-20T12:28:46+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Great Britain women’s goalball squad sixth place finish at an international tournament was a significant step in their ambition to achieve qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Despite losing out in the quarter-finals at the IBSA goalball event in Fort Wayne, the team put together a series of performances of the highest quality that [...]

Goalball UK Conference – Grow OUR game

2019-07-12T17:00:49+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September at York St John University The conference is open to everyone in the goalball family - coaches, parents, officials, activators, players, etc. A combination of talks, demos and an opportunity to develop and grow your knowledge of goalball. Experienced Goalball UK staff, coaches, players and officials will be [...]

Great Britain Under 23s bring home bronze from international competition

2019-08-28T13:20:07+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

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 [...]

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 [...]