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New Goalball in East London!

New Goalball in East London in Tower Hamlets!

New East London Goalball – Come and give Goalball a go!

It’s great fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet new people

In partnership with The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Better, Goalball UK are launching new Goalball sessions for anyone to attend – visually impaired or sighted young or old, male or female, no experience necessary but if you are experienced come and show us how! All equipment is provided.

What is Goalball?

  • A 3-a-side game designed specifically for partially sighted and blind people
  • All players wear eyeshades meaning anyone of any sight can play
  • The ball has bells in so players can hear the ball
  • The indoor court (18m x 9m) has tactile markings to help orientate players
  • Players throw the ball along the floor to score a goal and use their bodies to defend their own goal

 Dates: Saturday 15th & 29th September and 13th & 27th October with more scheduled

 Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED

 Cost: Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session

Closest Train Station: All Saints DLR. The station exit is next to the venue. Meet and

greet available.

 For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Alex Bunney on 07894832820 or londongoalball@outlook.com

 

Goalball in East London 27 Oct

New Goalball in East London in Tower Hamlets!
Venue:
Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED
Time:
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
27th October 2018
Cost:
Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session


New East London Goalball – Come and give Goalball a go!

It’s great fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet new people

In partnership with The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Better, Goalball UK are launching new Goalball sessions for anyone to attend – visually impaired or sighted young or old, male or female, no experience necessary but if you are experienced come and show us how! All equipment is provided.

What is Goalball?

  • A 3-a-side game designed specifically for partially sighted and blind people
  • All players wear eyeshades meaning anyone of any sight can play
  • The ball has bells in so players can hear the ball
  • The indoor court (18m x 9m) has tactile markings to help orientate players
  • Players throw the ball along the floor to score a goal and use their bodies to defend their own goal

 Date: Saturday 27th October with more scheduled

 Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED

 Cost: Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session

Closest Train Station: All Saints DLR. The station exit is next to the venue. Meet and

greet available.

 For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Alex Bunney on 07894832820 or londongoalball@outlook.com

 

Goalball in East London 13 Oct

New Goalball in East London in Tower Hamlets!
Venue:
Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED
Time:
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
13th October 2018
Cost:
Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session


New East London Goalball – Come and give Goalball a go!

It’s great fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet new people

In partnership with The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Better, Goalball UK are launching new Goalball sessions for anyone to attend – visually impaired or sighted young or old, male or female, no experience necessary but if you are experienced come and show us how! All equipment is provided.

What is Goalball?

  • A 3-a-side game designed specifically for partially sighted and blind people
  • All players wear eyeshades meaning anyone of any sight can play
  • The ball has bells in so players can hear the ball
  • The indoor court (18m x 9m) has tactile markings to help orientate players
  • Players throw the ball along the floor to score a goal and use their bodies to defend their own goal

 Dates: Saturday 13th & 27th October with more scheduled

 Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED

 Cost: Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session

Closest Train Station: All Saints DLR. The station exit is next to the venue. Meet and

greet available.

 For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Alex Bunney on 07894832820 or londongoalball@outlook.com

 

Goalball in East London 29 Sept

New Goalball in East London in Tower Hamlets!
Venue:
Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED
Time:
10.00 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
29th September 2018
Cost:
Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session


New East London Goalball – Come and give Goalball a go!

It’s great fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet new people

In partnership with The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Better, Goalball UK are launching new Goalball sessions for anyone to attend – visually impaired or sighted young or old, male or female, no experience necessary but if you are experienced come and show us how! All equipment is provided.

What is Goalball?

  • A 3-a-side game designed specifically for partially sighted and blind people
  • All players wear eyeshades meaning anyone of any sight can play
  • The ball has bells in so players can hear the ball
  • The indoor court (18m x 9m) has tactile markings to help orientate players
  • Players throw the ball along the floor to score a goal and use their bodies to defend their own goal

 Dates: Saturday 29th September and 13th & 27th October with more scheduled

 Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Poplar Leisure Baths, 70 East India Dock Rd, Poplar, E14 0ED

 Cost: Free for your first two sessions then £3 a session

Closest Train Station: All Saints DLR. The station exit is next to the venue. Meet and

greet available.

 For more information, and to register your interest, please contact Alex Bunney on 07894832820 or londongoalball@outlook.com

 

Goalball in London – 11 Dec!

Play goalball with the London elephants
Venue:
The Castle Centre (Near Elephant and Castle Tube Station)
Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Phone:
07894832820
Date:
11th December 2018
Cost:
First session free then £3 a session.


Are you interested in playing Goalball?  Or becoming a coach or an official in London?

Goalball UK in partnership with Metro Blind Sport has launched a new club in Central London. The London Elephants!  

Anyone is welcome to attend – young or old, male or female, new or experienced. It is a great fun game and very sociable.

Venue: The Castle Leisure Centre, 22 Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SQ
Date: 
Fortnightly on Tuesdays
Time: 
6pm – 8pm
Cost: First session free then £3 a session.

Meet and Greet:  Closest Tube station Elephant & Castle. Meet and greet can be arranged for 5.45pm at the University exit by contacting Alex 07894832820 in advance. Assistance back to the station after the session is also available.

For more information, and to register your interest,
please contact Alex   Email: alex_Bunney@hotmail.com or call 07894832820

Metro would advise to always phone or email the event contacts, to confirm that there have been no changes to the event time or date to avoid possible disappointment.

What is Goalball?

Goalball was originally developed by Hanz Lorenzen (Austria) and Sepp Reindl (Germany) in 1946, as a rehabilitation programme for visually impaired World War II veterans.

Within the next few decades goalball evolved into a competitive sport, and was featured as a demonstration sport at the 1976 Montreal Summer Paralympic Games.  The success of this led to the first goalball world championships being held in Austria in 1978, before it was officially included within the Paralympic movement in the 1980 Summer Games in Arnhem and thereafter.

Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players with a maximum of three substitutions on each team.  It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play domestically.

The object of the game is to score a goal by bowling the ball along the floor so that it crosses the goal line of the opposing team. The defending team has to prevent the ball going in to their goal by stopping it while remaining in their team area.  They must then try to control the ball and attack by bowling the ball back again thereby trying to score in the other goal.

What makes Goalball unique?

  • All players wear eyeshades so that they are totally blindfolded
  • Goalball is played on an indoor court that is 18m long and 9m wide.
  • The court has tactile markings (string that is taped to the floor), which helps players determine where they are.
  • The ball contains internal bells, which help players locate it during play