Goalball UK Schools Programme

Goalball UK Schools Programme
Goalball UK Schools Programme

Goalball UK Schools Programme, Supported by BBC Children in Need!

Goalball is:

  • A Paralympic sport, since nineteen-seventy-six
  • Inclusive
  • A unique sport

Why goalball?

  • Exciting unique sport.
  • Broadens the experience of sport for all pupils.
  • Pupils who are blind or partially sighted (V.I.) can play sport with their sighted peers.
  • Increases awareness of pupils who are V.I.
  • Improves communication and teamwork.
  • Most importantly, it gets pupils active! 

What is goalball?

  • Goalball is an exciting sport designed specifically for players who are V.I.
  • Goalball is inclusive as all players wear eyeshades, meaning anybody can play regardless of level of sight.
  • Goalball uses a unique ball which has audible bells embedded inside, this allows players to track and defend the ball using their hearing.
  • The court is marked using tactile markings, usually string and tape. At a school level gymnastic mats can be used instead.

What can Goalball UK offer your school?

We can offer your school a bespoke package suited to your needs, with your choice of the following:

  • Goalball UK School Leaders course for your staff and/or pupils.
  • Goalball UK school equipment package, including teaching resources.
  • Team-teach sessions working with experienced Goalball UK coaches.
  • Extra-curricular activities supported by an experienced Goalball UK coach.

Every school can add the following to any package, for free!

  • Great Britain goalball athlete visit.
  • Entry into the school’s local goalball competition.

We also offer taster sessions for your school to try out the sport.

Benefits of goalball in schools

  • Only nine percent of the population with a visual impairment participate in thirty minutes of physical activity per week, compared with thirty-nine percent of the overall population.

How can goalball address this?

  • Unique and exciting way to increase activity levels.
  • Holistic activity to improve lifestyles.
  • Enables visually impaired pupils to play on a level field
  • Ignites your other senses.

Goalball is an inclusive sport, meaning anybody can play!

If you are interested in getting an exciting sport into your school, then get in touch:

Stephen Newey, Goalball UK National Schools Officer

Address: English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Mobile: 0771 952 0528

Telephone: 0114 223 5670

Email: stephen.newey@goalballuk.com



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