A circle with an orange outline with 'goalball 75 years' in the middle in purple writing, with the years 1946 and 2021 either side of the writing.

Coming off the back of the exhilarating goalball action at the Paralympics, there is reason to celebrate goalball once more with World Goalball Day on Sunday 12 September!

As the Paralympics have come to a close, we want to congratulate everyone involved with ParalympicsGB for an amazing performance at this years games which was truly #ImpossibleToIgnore! The celebrations do not stop there as we want to say a massive congratulations deservedly once again to Goalball UK referee Robert Avery, who along with the rest of the officials team did an amazing job in supporting the fantastic goalball competition.

The road to Paris 2024 is upon us! To kick us off, our friends at IBSA are launching the annual celebration known as World Goalball Day to mark the 75th anniversary since this transformational sport was created and we can’t wait! If you haven’t heard about it, you can read all about it via IBSA’s website.

Robert Avery stood in between the two Tokyo 2020 mascots.

How to get involved 

You can be involved in the first World Goalball Day with us by posting videos throughout the day with the message “I love goalball because…” – we’re sure you all can think of many reasons! Check out why our Senior Development Officer Kathryn Fielding loves goalball below as some inspiration!

Throughout World Goalball Day, it would be amazing if we can all share and retweet as much content that is posted on social media about the day as possible. With it being the inaugural celebration, we want to do our bit to spread the word as far as possible about this incredible sport.

With everything you post on your channels, please make sure to use the hashtag #WorldGoalballDay and tag @GoalballUK and @IBSAgoalball so we can all help each other to shout about goalball!

If you have any questions ahead of World Goalball Day, please email alex.cockerham@goalballuk.com – we’d be happy to discuss any plans that you might have to celebrate.