A woman is stood wearing soft blue eyeshades and holding a soft orange goalball during a taster session

Goalball UK have announced thirteen new goalball taster sessions!

Scheduled to take place in locations around the country, the open sessions are put on to ensure a lasting impact to the IBSA World Games.

The extra sessions will be delivered from September by new and existing goalball clubs to encourage people of all ages to try goalball. No experience is needed!

The sessions are open to all abilities, with many clubs opening their doors to players from eight-years-old upwards.

Whilst goalball is a sport designed for blind and partially sighted players, sighted friends and family can join in too. In fact, we encourage it. Many young players enjoy having a sibling or friend with them for their first session.

Alex Bunney, Participation Lead at Goalball UK said “The open sessions offer a chance for many more people across the UK to try goalball. We’re hoping the IBSA World Games in Coventry will inspire people to have a go themselves!

“Even if you don’t fancy playing goalball, there are so many opportunities to be part of this fun sport. From volunteering and supporting to assisting players there are many ways to get involved” added Alex. 

All the taster sessions are listed on our website at https://goalballuk.com/the-sport/clubs/get-involved/the-sport-clubs-taster-sessions/ 

If there is no goalball club in your area and you would like to set one up, we can help. The Goalball UK website has all the information to get going and we are on hand to support you every step of the way: https://goalballuk.com/the-sport/clubs/get-involved/set-up-a-goalball-club/

Funding for the extra sessions was made available through the Goalball UK ‘IBSA World Games Open Sessions’ grant, made possible through our funded partnership with Sport England. Clubs and groups who would like their sessions promoted are still welcome to get in touch.