Everyone today was saddened to hear that Roger Clifton has died after a prolonged illness. Roger has been involved in the sport of goalball for many years, as a past player and administrator within our sport and a positive influence within inclusive sport.

Whilst under the management of British Blind Sport, Roger led the consultation that led to the independence and formation of Goalball UK. Roger also supported over 50 Governing Bodies of Sport in achieving the Equality Standard for Sport. He managed Sport England’s Active Communities Development fund programme, allocating over £15m to underrepresented groups.  Roger also helped establish the English Federation of Disability Sport and was subsequently a Board member for 4 years. These are just an example of the difference he helped to make.

We all pass on our condolences to Roger’s family and friends. He helped to create a legacy that we all benefit from and he will be sadly missed.