Become a Goalball Visionary to help us transform the lives of people who are blind and partially sighted through goalball.
Only 11% of people with a Visual Impairment (VI) participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity per week, compared with 39% of the general UK population. This is a situation that helps to perpetuate issues around physical and mental health, as well as social isolation. For the last decade, Goalball UK has been working at the heart of this community, the largest cohort within the disability spectrum, to provide transformational opportunities to experience the challenge and joy of team-based sport. Whilst we strive to succeed as a nation on the world stage, for many of our players and athletes their ‘medals’ are won each day as they are increasingly able to live independent and confident lives. Your support is crucial to bringing sport’s best kept secret to many of the underserved population of 2 million people in the UK with total or partial sight loss.
“I relished the fact that for once my sight perception wasn’t my issue in this sporting arena. Being 40, slightly overweight and not especially good at sport was!”
Dyfrig Lewis-Smith, Goalball UK board member and grassroots player.
We are incredibly proud of the community that has been built up around the truly inclusive sport of goalball over the last decade, but we have so much more to achieve. Whether you are an individual supporter, a foundation or a company, please join our family of Goalball Visionaries and donate your money, time and support in the following ways.