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Have a Goal at Goalball

The first of a series of goalball taster sessions and have a go days take place this coming weekend (June 22/23).

As the competitive goalball season draws to a close, clubs are looking ahead to next season and holding open training sessions for perspective new players to go along.

Goalball is a completely unique, dynamic team sport of skill, speed and accuracy for men’s and women’s teams that can be played by sighted, blind and partially sighted people.

Three players on each team try to score goals by firing a 1.25kg ball across the court and defending shots from the opposing team using their entire bodies, throwing themselves to the floor in front of a goal that spans the width of the pitch.

 Players wear opaque eyeshades to ensure a level-playing field for all those taking part, whether completely blind or with less severe – but still acute – visual impairments.

The ball contains several bells so that players can locate its position. In addition, the goalball court is marked with raised lines so that players can feel their location at any time.

Taster sessions will take place at;

· * Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent College on Saturday 22nd June, 10am until 1pm.

· * Preston - All Hallows Catholic High School on Sunday 23rd June, 10:30am until 2pm.

· * York - YSJ University Sports Park on Sunday 7th July, 12pm until 3pm.

Goalball will also be one of the many sports on offer at British Blind Sport Have A Go Days in:

· * Derby - Derby Arena on Saturday 6th July, 10am until 3:30pm.  

· * Ascot - St Mary's School on Saturday 13th July, 10am until 3:30pm.

All of these events are open for blind or partially sighted people of all ages and abilities, you can also take part alongside friends and family.


For more information and sign-up details, visit




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