Each Thursday we want to put the spotlight on a person involved with goalball – from players, officials, coaches, or anyone.

This week we caught up with Harry Boden!Max and Harry Boden standing together with their arms around each other after competing at their first tournament together.

What club do you play for or coach?

I play for Nottinghamshire Sheriffs.

How did you discover goalball?

My primary school set up an after-school goalball club. I stopped playing for a while, due to lockdown, but started again in the summer of 2021 and joined Nottinghamshire Sheriffs at the start of this season.

Summer camp 2021 players warming up during a session all wearing their new red tops that say Summer Camp 2021 on the back.

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’ve always loved listening to Eminem, and more recently I have got into bands such as the Arctic Monkeys.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?

I don’t have any superstitions but I’m always checking I have all my pads and anything else I need packed.

Do you have a favourite post-match meal?

I love getting fast food on the way home from a tournament, usually a McDonalds or a KFC.

Which goalball player do you admire the most and why?

I admire all of my teammates at Nottinghamshire Sheriffs and also in the Goalball Academy that I have recently joined. It’s great to see everyone progress and help each other to become better players.

#FindTheNext Goalball Academy team at a bowling alley. Half of the team are standing with the other half kneeling in front of them.

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

I enjoy going to the gym with my brothers or playing with my friends online.

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

I would love to go to Germany as I really enjoy history and there is loads of history there.

Nottinghamshire Sheriffs novice team with 5 players and 2 coaches with their arms in the air after a competition. Everyone has got smiles on their faces after a great day.

To check out the rest of the articles from our ‘Featured Thursday’ series please use the following link Goalball UK – Featured Thursday.