Goalball UK are pleased to announce nominations for the the End of Season awards 2021/22 are now open!

In what has been an exciting season, there have been some outstanding contributions to our sport from the #GoalballFamily both on and off the court which will be acknowledged with the Goalball UK End of Season awards.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday 10th July.

If you have any issues completing any of the nomination forms – Club of the Season, Player of the Season or Service to Sport – please contact Tom Dobson by email tom.dobson@goalballuk.com or call 07526 169288.

Goalfix Club of the Season Award

The Goalfix Club of the Season award acknowledges the wider role played by clubs, celebrating achievements and recognising positive impacts. In addition to regular club training sessions and participation in competitions, this includes things like organising social events for club members; providing CPD training opportunities; carrying out fundraising activities; having a strong social media presence; promoting the club through interviews with local newspapers, TV and radio; delivering taster sessions to local community groups; supporting Goalball UK at partnership events (e.g. British Blind Sport Have a Go Days and Sight Village); and generally helping to raise the profile of the sport.

Please note: this is a self-nomination form with one nomination allowed per club, made by a committee member or appointed person.

To nominate for the Goalfix Club of the Season award, please use this link – Club of the Season nomination form.

Goalfix Player of the Season Award

This award will go to a player who has been outstanding on court for their club. They may have been excellent in attack, amazing in defence or shown fantastic leadership within their team. During the season, they may have developed their game and helped their club achieve success. This award is being supported once again by Goalfix Sports.

To nominate someone for the Goalfix Player of the Season award, please use this link – Player of the Season nomination form.

Keith Lound Service to Sport Award

This award will go to someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to assist in the development, facilitation and improved participation of the sport of goalball. They might have taken more responsibility, gone extra miles, been particularly helpful and all this, very often in a quiet and unassuming way. The award can go to anyone involved in goalball; players, coaches, officials, and volunteers.

Background of Keith Lound

When Keith was involved with goalball he became very aware of what volunteers did for the sport and how the sport would not function without volunteers. So it is particularly apt that we recognise the contribution that people like him make to the sport every year. For those who do not know about Keith: he came into goalball as a father of a player, in time he became our Chairperson, he became a top referee and officiated at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. He led the application and organisation for the World Championships held in Sheffield in 2010. He certainly took on more than he could have foreseen when he first came into the sport that day when he first brought his son along!

To nominate someone for the Keith Lound Service to Sport award, please use this link – Service to Sport nomination form.