Goalball’s women’s GB team have achieved a coveted spot at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball International Qualifier in America.
The competition offers a crucial opportunity for the women’s team to secure their ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with the top two nations at this competition guaranteeing their place.
Taking place from 29 June to 9 July in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, IBSA have invited 16 men’s and women’s teams to compete.
This achievement comes off the back of an impressive string of performances over the last 18 months. Going head-to-head with many of the world’s top goalball nations, the women’s GB team claimed a top six place at the European A Championships and a sixth places finish at the Malmö Intercup. Most recently in August, the team claimed the bronze medal at the FVDA International Female Goalball tournament in Spain.