Promotional graphic showing the player headshots for the Lithuania GB competition

Today, Thursday 11th May 2023, Goalball UK are pleased to announce the squad travelling to Lithuania for the Lithuanian Blind Sports Federation’s ‘For Vytautas the Great Vilnius LIONS Club Cup’ goalball tournament. 

The tournament will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May 2023. GB Men will face nine other nations over the weekend. 

Heading to Vilnius, Lithuania to represent Great Britain are: 


Chris Colbert 

Stuart Hudson 

Matt Loftus 

Josh Murphy 

Joe Roper 

David Scott 

Gary Fraser, High Performance Lead at Goalball UK said “We are pleased to be able to send this squad to Lithuania, thanks to support from the Lithuanian Blind Sports Federation. Our athletes are all deep in preparation for the World Games in August and this tournament offers an unexpected chance to compete against some leading goalball nations”.

This is the start of a busy international competition season for Goalball UK and we are excited about the opportunity” added Gary.

Tournament video streaming links

Friday 12th May from 10:00am

Saturday 13th May from 9:00am

Sunday 14th May from 8:30am


Friday 12th May 2023:

10am Japan vs Ukraine 

11:05am Lithuania vs Spain 

12:10pm Uzbekistan vs GB 

13:15pm Ukraine vs Spain 

14:10pm Lithuania vs Uzbekistan 

15:25pm Japan vs GB 

16:30pm Uzbekistan vs Spain 

17:35pm Lithuania vs Japan 

18:40pm GB vs Ukraine

Saturday 13th May 2023: 

9am Japan vs Uzbekistan 

10:05am Ukraine vs Lithuania 

11:10am Spain vs GB 

12:15pm Ukraine vs Uzbekistan 

13:20pm GB vs Lithuania 

14:25pm Spain vs Japan 

There will then be placing games on Saturday from 5pm and on Sunday morning. 

Best of luck to the squad – please join us in supporting them on social media!

Further information

Goalball UK GB Squads