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 Marcus Bu-Rashid!

A Winchester Kings team photo with Paddy, Patrick, Devante, Marcus and Scott doing different poses next to a Winchester pop up tall banner.

What club do you play for or coach?

I play for Winchester Goalball Club.

How did you discover goalball?

When I was 8, I went on an Actionnaires trip to Winchester Goalball Club for a taster session.

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 usually listen to my playlist, which has a wide mix of genres, but anything upbeat gets me in the mood.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?

We always shout ‘WINCHESTER!!!’ as loud as we can before a game.

Winchester Kings Intermediate team at a tournament having a group selfie with coach Geoff. Patrick, Devante, Paddy, and Marcus are in the photo too.

Do you have a favourite post-match meal?

Anything my dad cooks always does the trick, or a KFC.

Which goalball player do you admire the most and why?

I admire players who have helped me to develop as a player myself, such as Rosie and Scott Murphy, Adam Knott, and Dave Scott.

Marcus Bu-Rashid standing in front of a wall with his Winchester shirt on, holding the Intermediate Trophy and wearing his medal.

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

I like to watch football a lot and play video games.

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

Himalayas because I like mountains.

Winchester players, parents and coaches out in a mountain area on a outdoor adventure trip. It's quite drizzly so everyone is wearing raincoats, but smiles all round!

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