Image shows Alex stood with a friend in front of a T-Rex smiling at the camera!Each Thursday we want to put the spotlight on a person involved with goalball – from players, officials to coaches, or anyone!

We want to use our online platforms so the Goalball Family can get to know each other a bit better ahead of getting back on the court and playing our sport again!

This week we caught up with Alex Ulysses!

What club do you play for or coach?

I play for Croysutt Warriors.

How did you discover goalball?

I properly discovered goalball at the BBS Young Leaders Camp in April 2019.

Is there a particular song, artist or genre that you listen to before a tournament to get in the mood? Or anything you’re loving at the moment?

I have a motivational playlist which has all kinds of different songs that put me in the mood when going to and during tournaments.

Action shot of Alex playing goalball!

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?

The night before I make sure I have all my clothes out ready for me to put on straight away in the morning.

Do you have a favourite post-match meal?

McDonalds is my favourite main post match meal after a long, fun day of goalball!

Which goalball player do you admire the most and why?

There’s a few that I admire who are from my club: Jack Peters as he’s always motivational, determined and gives good advice on how and what to do to improve during training; Sue Williams as we always crack up jokes during the sessions which keeps me in a good mood when playing on and off court when at training and tournaments; and of course the rest of the Croysutt team as they are basically like family and we work extremely well as a team!

Image shows Alex stood with members of the Croysutt Warriors team in front of a Goalball UK banner. She has a big smile on her face!

Outside of goalball, what other hobbies/sports do you do?

I love playing basketball and have done so since I was a kid. I’ve also recently found a new interest in netball as Superleague Club London Pulse are adapting the sport for visually impaired people. I also love playing bass guitar and singing.

Finally, what place, anywhere in the world, is on your bucket list to visit and why?

I want to go visit Cyprus again because as a kid I used to swim with dolphins when we went there and I loved it! So, I really want to start doing that again during the summer holidays.

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