First East of England Regional Tournament a massive success!

2018-10-26T09:52:17+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The first East of England regional took place on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Cherry Hinton Leisure Centre in Cambridge. The tournament was attended by 26 players that have experience of playing Goalball for a vast amount of years and months. Of the players that attending there were representatives from Cambridge Dons, London Elephants, [...]

Region A ends in a quack!

2018-10-25T10:28:36+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

As part of Goalball UK's commitment to increase workforce at National League competitions we have asked one of the volunteers who attended last weeks Region A tournament to write a report of the tournament with comments on their first experiences of Goalball. The article below has been written by Callum Howe who is a [...]

Winchester Parents and Friends day a huge success!

2018-10-22T12:09:48+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

With 30 active members, Winchester Goalball Club (WGC) is a thriving, busy Club. At training sessions and tournaments we are lucky to have a host of parents supporting the players and helping out whenever they can.   The Club decided to tap into this enthusiasm and hold a “Parents and Friends Experience Day”.  This [...]

Goalball UK bids for Tokyo 2020 lifeline

2018-10-16T12:06:15+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Sport and will bid for investment to help the sports elite athletes go to the Tokyo 2020 games. Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport, announced a £3million new Aspiration Fund on Friday 12 October. A limited number of qualifying sports, including goalball, can apply [...]

parkrun to the Paralympics update

2018-10-03T23:30:50+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

We launched our ‘parkrun to the Paralympics’ challenge on Saturday 25th August – exactly 2 years to go to the start of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics – with the aim being to virtually run the 9440km from Sheffield to Tokyo!   6 weeks in, good progress is being made with 28 different Goalball UK members [...]

Welcome your new Competition Committee for 2018/2019

2018-09-26T15:33:51+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Following applications for this years competition committee, Goalball UK is pleased to announce the representatives for the Competition Committee in 2018/2019. This year will see a reduced number of members on the committee to ensure the focus is solely on the clubs and how the committee can help to develop the National League and [...]

National League 2018 starts with a roar!

2018-09-18T10:16:29+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

The 2018 National League got underway this weekend with the first Region C Novice and Intermediate tournament in Peterborough. Within the Novice tournament there were representatives from Croysutt Warriors, Cambridge Dons and a composite team from Nottinghamshire Sheriffs. Throughout the tournament players were competing against one another, with new players taking on experienced players. [...]

Goalball UK exhibition match features innovative new inflatable goals

2018-09-10T16:26:15+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Great Britain men’s team continued their preparation for the IBSA European B Championships, which take place in Poland later this month, by competing in an exhibition match using world-first inflatable goalball goals and barriers. The match, played between members of the GB squad and emerging talent within the sport, took place at the English [...]

Inaugural East of England Tournament

2018-09-05T10:42:18+00:00 By |Categories: Goalball UK|

Goalball UK are proud to announce the inaugural regional tournament as part of the new structure for the Goalball UK National League competition. The first tournament will take place in the East of England on Saturday 20th October 2018. As part of the new tournament teams from around the East of England will be [...]