Goalball UK are proud to announce that for the first time in history it has taken both a male and a female talent team away to represent Great Britain at an international tournament. The tournament held in Urk, in the Netherlands hosted a number of international and club teams from around Europe. Each individual selected is a recognised athlete on the Goalball UK England Talent Pathway, this pathway is designed specifically to develop the next generation of Great Britain athletes. The 12 athletes selected play their domestic goalball at six different goalball clubs across the country:-


Women’s Squad Athletes

Kali Holder (RNC)

Chelsea Hudson (Scarborough)

Charlotte Little (Scarborough)

Tash Mead (RNC)

Amelia Robertson (Lancashire Lions)

Lois Turner (Birmingham)


Aaron Ford (Head Coach)

Antonia Bunyan (Assistant Coach/Athlete Mentor)

Jim Wallis (Sports Therapist)

Men’s Squad Athletes

Naqib Ahmed (Northern Allstars)

Sam Hoskin (Winchester)

Stuart Hudson (Scarborough)

Joshua Murphy (RNC)

Caleb Nanevie (Northern Allstars)

Joe Roper (RNC)


Faye Dale (Head Coach)

Alex Bunney (Assistant Coach)

Each athlete represented Great Britain with pride, passion and determination. Many making their debuts for Great Britain, some athletes scoring their first international goal, defending/taking their first international penalty and for many taking part in their first Great Britain team hug. Everyone at Goalball UK is incredibly proud of both squads, with a special mention to the men’s squad who came 3rd overall after beating the team from Greece in the 3rd/4th playoff.

Congratulations to everyone!