Get Involved

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Taster Sessions

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Thursday 29th August
10am to 12pm
Our Lady’s High School, 6-16 Amhurst Park, London, N16 5AF
(Station meet and greet available from Stamford Hill)

Join us as we learn the basics of goalball and put our new found skills to the test with matches against each other. Working with Goalball UK, you’ll be taught by the experts to attack and defend in this indoor, 3-aside team sport.

Open to visually impaired 8-25 year olds.

To find out more and book your free place:
Email: ginisha.vekaria@rsbc.org.uk or call 020 3198 0225

British Blind Sport – Have a Go day

Come along and try your hand at a range of inclusive sports including football, goalball, golf, guide running, gymnastics,tennis and much more!

Saturday 31st August, 10am – 3pm
University of East Anglia Sports Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ

All ages and abilities welcome!

This event is FREE to British Blind Sport members and £5 to non-members.

For more information, please email Alex Pitts, Participation Officer at Alex@britishblindsport.org.uk or call 01926 424247.

British Blind Sport – Have a Go day

Saturday 7th September
10am until 3pm
Armitage Sports Centre, University of Manchester Sport, M14 6HE

This year’s event offers a range of inclusive sports and activities including football, cricket, baseball, goalball and much more!

The sports offered will be delivered by experienced coaches and instructors, all members of the British Blind Sport’s Manchester VI Sport Forum.

These events are always very popular and therefore registration is required prior to the event which is available on the British Blind Sport website.

BBS encourage everyone, no matter their previous experience in sport, to come along, have a go, but most importantly – have fun!

This event is free to attend for British Blind Sport members, and £5 for non-members (BBS membership is free for juniors under the age of 18). The event is open to anyone living with a visual impairment who is interested in trying their hand at inclusive sport, along with friends and family members. As well as the opportunity to try lots of different sports and activities, all attendees will also benefit from meeting industry professionals as well as other people living with sight loss taking their next steps towards living an active lifestyle.

British Blind Sport – Have a Go Day

Friday 27th September
9am until 3pm
Toynbee School, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2PL

British Blind Sport is thrilled to work in partnership with Toynbee School to deliver a fun filled day of inclusive sports and activities specifically for children living with sight loss, aged 7 to 11yrs, in Southampton.

This event is FREE to attend for participants, friends and family, however registration is essential.  To register, please email vicentre@toynbee.hants.sch.uk

Goalball UK are busy working to develop new clubs throughout the country and regularly hold taster sessions.

Dates and venues for future sessions will be announced soon. To register your interest please email us or call 0114 2235670.

To find a list of all Goalball UK clubs please click here.

Are you interested in playing Goalball? Or becoming a coach or an official? Then contact your nearest club and Get Involved!

All you need to start a club

  • A quiet gym, and, if it has a volleyball court marked in it it’s a bonus as this is the same size as a Goalball court and you can use these lines for guidance
  • Tape and string to mark out the court
  • A ball that makes a noise, preferably a goalball but if you have youngsters playing it may be advisable to start with a Jingle Ball which is larger and softer than a Goalball, or a Kixz football
  • Padding, to cover elbows, knees, hips, chest (for girls) and groins (for boys)
  • Eyeshades, like ski goggles but sleepshades could be used to start with, these are less expensive although they do not offer the same protection
  • Goals can be formed from gym benches initially but players need to be warned to be careful not to fall over them.
  • Some willing players!!
Equipment Information
A group of Goalball Players

For information on how to improve your club, Click Here to visit our Club Matters page.  

If you are interested in starting a new goalball club then Goalball UK will be able to support you in gaining all the equipment outlined above and help you develop the club. For more information please email us or call 0114 2235670.

Officiating

We are always looking for new officials to help support our domestic competitions. For information on how to become an officialClick Here to visit our Volunteering page.

Volunteering

For information on how to volunteer Click Here to visit our Volunteering page.