What is Goalball?

Goalball is an exciting, indoor, 3-aside team sport, of attack and defend – with
a unique twist!

Goalball is a truly inclusive sport as fully sighted players can also play alongside
those with visual impairment as all of the players wear eyeshades so that nobody
can see the ball. Players, therefore, have to rely entirely on their other senses. It is
suitable for all ages and abilities

Metro Blind Sport & Partner Events are suspended

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Venues and Events across the UK are closed, the events listed  below on this site for the coming months will not be taking place.

We will continue to review the government advice closely and we will, of course, start activity again when it is safe to do so.

Latest Goalball Events

Goalball in Croydon 5 Oct

Venue:
Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.
Time:
6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07889648925
Date:
05th October 2020
Cost:
Free
More Info

Goalball in Croydon 19 Oct

Venue:
Harris Invictus Academy, 88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
Entry by the School front Entrance.
Time:
6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Phone:
07889648925
Date:
19th October 2020
Cost:
Free
More Info

Want to get involved?  
If you’re interested in playing or volunteering contact: 

Goalball History

The sport was originally devised in 1946 to help rehabilitate soldiers who had lost
their sight during the war. It has been played throughout the world ever since up to
the highest level as a Paralympic sport, by people who have visual impairments.

The ball contains internal bells so players are able to track its movement by its sound. The court is marked out with tactile lines so players can feel where they are.

The idea of the game is quite simply to score goals by bowling the ball along the floor, past the opposing team.

Goalball Links

Goalball UK – Transforming people’s lives

Website: http://www.goalballuk.com

The stated mission of Goalball UK is “To raise the profile of Goalball throughout the UK, promote participation in the sport and achieve success on the international stage.”

Blindfolds Links Below

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