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 [...]

Goalball UK announce Club and Competition Committee Vacancy

2019-10-18T12:30:05+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK are looking to appoint members onto the Club and Competition Committee. The role will involve seeking the views of players to help inform the committees decision making. As part of the role you will discuss information that must remain confidential or is embargoed. We are looking to appoint for the following roles; [...]

Goalball squad announced for Paralympic qualifier showdown

2019-09-20T09:13:12+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The Great Britain women’s goalball team that will compete for a place at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo has been announced. Head coach Aaron Ford has selected Sarah Leiter, Antonia Bunyan, Georgie Bullen, Meme Robertson, Kali Holder and Megan Smithson-Booth to travel to the IBSA Goalball European Championships in Rostock next month. The competition [...]

Derbyshire Ducks coach/player is running the Sheffield 10k blindfolded for charity

2019-09-12T10:35:43+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Derbyshire Ducks coach & player, and Goalball UK Official, Michael Payne is running the Sheffield 10k entirely under eyeshades to raise money for Derbyshire Ducks Goalball Club and Goalball UK.  Michael has chosen to race only his second ever 10k under eyehsades as a unique way to raise money for a sport he has [...]

Here we go!

2019-09-12T14:48:25+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The 2019/20 Goalball UK season is about to begin - the 1st round of tournaments are as follows: Saturday 21st September Novice and Intermediate (Region South and East) @ Stanground Academy, Peterborough Saturday 12th October Novice and Intermediate (Region North) @ EIS, Sheffield Saturday 19th October Novice and Intermediate (Region South and West) @ [...]

York St John University support GB goalball team on Paralympic quest

2019-09-09T11:58:58+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The GB Men's Goalball squad have launched their first conditioning programme in partnership with York St John University this week. The para-athletes arrived at the Sports Campus on Haxby Road on Monday to do some testing as they embark on a rigorous training regime. “We are hoping to take our strength and conditioning provision [...]

parkrun to the Paralympics – 1 year to go!

2019-09-04T09:32:15+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Saturday 24th August 2019 marked the first anniversary of Goalball UK’s ‘parkrun to the Paralympics’ campaign. Here is a reminder about what parkrun is and how to get involved with the challenge - So far we have collectively covered 3370km so are well over a third of the way there. This is fantastic [...]

Goalball UK announce Non-Executive Vacancy

2019-08-22T15:43:05+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Intro from Chair: Goalball UK are looking to appoint a Non-Executive director to support our new strategy, Transforming More Lives. The role of the Non-Executive Director is, with the rest of the board, to constructively challenge and contribute to the development of the strategy for Goalball U.K.; to review the performance of management in [...]