Each Friday we are selecting our favourite social media activity from the Goalball Family and beyond.
We hope that this round-up can help to keep you entertained and provide inspiration to stay active during this period before we can get back on the court and play goalball.
We are getting underway this week with our own message – on Monday we had a meeting to discuss the next steps for returning to the court!
Great Goalball UK team meeting this morning discussing the next steps for us to get back on court!— Goalball UK (@GoalballUK) September 14, 2020
Exciting times ahead for the #GoalballFamily 🔵💙 pic.twitter.com/CjtBgoUWt6
This week is UK Coaching Week, which we have been celebrating some of the amazing coaches involved with goalball.
It’s here! 🙌— UK Coaching (@_UKCoaching) September 14, 2020
The wait is over, #UKCoachingWeek2020 has OFFICIALLY begun! 💃
From today until the 20 Sept, we’re calling on the nation to thank & support the coaching community through our #GreatCoachingPledge
Find out more 👉 https://t.co/w3sqhOEZdT #GreatCoaching pic.twitter.com/tDgMBE17rB
UK Coaching also shared Joe Roper’s wonderful message for his GB coaches Faye Dale and Alex Bunney. For more of our UK Coaching Week content, check out one of our articles from yesterday with Becky Ashworth via the following link: Featured Thursday – Becky Ashworth
Goalball athlete Joe Roper says it's not been an easy nine months for him & his peers but their coaches Faye Dale & Alex Bunney have got them performing at a level that 'they see fit as a team' 🥇 https://t.co/8rzWyxRN6d— UK Coaching (@_UKCoaching) September 17, 2020
Our friends at British Blind Sport launched a Youth Advisory Panel for young people with a visual impairment aged 16-25. If any of the goalball family want to get involved, check out the tweet below…
We're launching a Youth Advisory Panel for young people with a VI aged 16 - 25 🎉 If you're involved in sport and want to make lasting change, then this could be for you! Applications open on 25th September so get your thinking caps on 🧢 For more info➡️ https://t.co/9opwmDPHDQ pic.twitter.com/jj7DVnNHj5— British Blind Sport (@BritBlindSport) September 11, 2020
Up in Scotland, Samantha Gough and Kathryn Fielding gave an in-depth interview with Scottish Disability Sport. A must watch for goalball fans…
Tuesday Night Live with Samantha Gough
Catch up with the last in our current series of Tuesday Night Live - Athlete Journeys where Kathryn Fielding spoke to Samantha Gough about her goalball journey. Goalball UK IBSA Goalball Sportscotland Lothian Disability SportPosted by Scottish Disability Sport on Tuesday, September 15, 2020
And finally, there was fantastic news that the RNC Sports Academy is back up and running – we know many of the younger goalballers will be thrilled with this!
Its great to be back!!— RNC Sports Academy (@RNC_Sport) September 16, 2020
Students are back on campus, engaging in lessons and back to working hard with our Sport staff.
We managed to complete some of our initial base line fitness tests today. Seeing who has been productive with their home based training over lockdown 💪 #RNC pic.twitter.com/qZqpYzgRqd