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 Jack Peters!
What club do you play for or coach?
I play at Elite level for Croysutt Warriors as well as helping to coach their Novice and Intermediate teams. I’m also a coach for the Goalball UK #FindTheNext goalball academy.
How did you discover goalball?
I discovered it nearly 5 years ago when my uncle, Tommy Britton, took me along to a session – I had never heard of the sport before.
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 few songs I listen to – I like to think of myself as the Croysutt DJ! – but the best song at the moment has to be Amen by Tom Grennan. It’s an absolute banger! I could listen to it all day.
Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
Not really although I usually have about 4 meltdowns worrying about if I have all my kit before a game!
Do you have a favourite post-match meal?
It’s got to be a meatball subway.
Which goalball player do you admire the most and why?
It’s tough to just pick one as I look up to a lot of goalball players for different reasons. However, I admire how professional Dan Roper is and a few years ago I would always say to myself I want to have a shot as fast as him because it looks ‘cool’. I’m still trying!
Outside of goalball, what other hobbies/sports do you do?
I love football. I play as much as possible and I’m a diehard Crystal Palace supporter. I’ve also recently started playing blind cricket which is a new challenge but one I’m looking forward to and enjoying.
Finally, what place, anywhere in the world, is on your bucket list to visit and why?
I’ve always wanted to go to the Caribbean or to Dubai, anywhere sunny really! I’m interested in learning about different cultures and religions so those two places would be fascinating to me.