Sammie Korosi in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy on a very sunny day! 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 Sammie Korosi!

What club do you play for or coach?

I play for Lancashire Lions.

How did you discover goalball?

I found out about goalball from my mom, I started playing a little bit back in Canada, but I’ve had more opportunities to play in the UK.

Sammie Korosi saving a goalball whilst playing for Lancashire Lions.

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?

Depends on the day but I always like a bit of Queen and AJR.

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?

Mostly just listening to music and maybe a sneaky coffee.

Do you have a favourite post-match meal?

If I don’t have to cook it, I don’t mind!

Which goalball player do you admire the most and why?

I think I’d have to say my teammates. I really admire them all and they have all been so welcoming and encouraging.

Sammie Korosi in a team picture for Lancashire Lions after a tournament in Sheffield.

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

I play blind baseball. Aside from sports I love painting and playing music.

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

I would really love to go to Japan or Australia.

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