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Taster Sessions

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These taster sessions are open to everyone and are run by Croysutt Warriors, a friendly Goalball club who play both competitively and for fun!

Date: Saturday 18th and 25th January 2020
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: YMCA Sports and Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ
Cost: Free

For more information, please contact Coach Tom on croysuttwarriors@outlook.com or call 07403 543 536

Goalball UK are excited to announce two ‘This Girl Can’ events taking place on Saturday 2nd May 2020, one in Birmingham and one in York!

There will also be a female-only competition taking place later in 2020. Keep an eye out for further information coming soon!

These events are open to any females aged 11+ interested in getting involved in goalball (as a player, coach or official) or wanting to further their knowledge and skills in the sport. The details of each event are as follows:

Date: Saturday 2nd May 2020
Time: 10:00 – 16:30
Cost: FREE
Birmingham Venue: The Factory, 5 Devon Way, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2TW
York Venue: York St John University Sports Fields – Sportshall, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8FY

For more information, or to express your interest, contact Goalball UK: enquiries@goalballuk.com

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.