Goalball Visionaries

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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 that 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.

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Become a strategic partner

We would be delighted to discuss ways in which a foundation, company, or individual could assist our future development via sustained and imaginative philanthropy or sponsorship. Please contact Mark Winder, Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer, by email Mark@goalballuk.com or call 07711 049565 for a conversation.

Volunteer

Volunteer and become part of a nationwide support team of Activators that is crucial to helping to ensure that opportunities to play are expanded and tournaments can take place. Visit our work with us web page here to find out more or contact Steve Cox by email Steve.cox@goalballuk.com or call 07706286584.

Your support directly helps us: 

  • Propel our national teams towards Paralympic Games qualification 
  • Develop and establish new community clubs
  • Train and support volunteers to deliver vital goalball sessions in the community
  • Provide specialist equipment for people of all ages to start playing the game 
  • Deliver competitions and events for the Goalball Family

Please be assured your money will be well used. Independent research has shown for each £1 spent by Goalball UK, £4.31 worth of social impact was generated.

Thank You

As a Goalball Visionary, you will not only have the gratitude of everyone at Goalball UK and our community of players and volunteers, but we will keep you informed of our progress, invite you to our tournaments and special events and provide personal insights from our athletes. Thank you.

You can find out all about Goalball UK governance and prudent financial management on the Charity Commission portal here. England & Wales Registered Charity No. 1136892; Scottish Registered Charity No. SC045967.

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